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Swedish Death Metal Book
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Mikael



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CobbledPath wrote:
Mikael wrote:
Mikael wrote:
Kapalika wrote:
Face Fate Records wrote:
It's a great book IMO and I don't give a fuck about the English of the author ... Cool


Me neither but I felt like giving some extra info to the picky ones harhar.


I'm not picky on on English, but the overall feeling of the book is very dull. If you like reading dictionarys, then this is for you. If you like reading stories, skip this.


If you like stories perhaps you should read Harry Potter then?


Laughing

Maybe I should, but this book is boring.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Mikael all the way here. The idea of the book is great but the execution is poor and if people can clear out the nostalgia cobwebs for a moment and be objective about it, you will quickly see that the book could have been a hell of a lot better. The info contained within the book is, by and large, info that was widely available in all the metal media between 88-93. There's nothing new or fresh added to the book's perspective and regardless of whether you "care or not" about good levels of English, the way a book is written generally means it's supposed to be engaging & this book isn't. The Swedish Death Metal phenomenon deserves a better thesis because if it happened the way it is explained in the book...then it wasn't terribly exciting and I think we all know that not to be the case!
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peterott



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the book.

Maybe this is also for interest about an upcoming book:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=111014925
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterott wrote:
I like the book.

Maybe this is also for interest about an upcoming book:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=111014925


Thanks Peter for that information..My kind of old school death metal bands!Looking forward to this.
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Nekrokunt_Usurper



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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Book looks cool.

Despite the criticisms I'll still probably have got the Swedish Death Metal book as I wasn't around in the late 80s/early 90s so it may be of more ineterest to me personally.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nekrokunt_Usurper wrote:


Despite the criticisms I'll still probably have got the Swedish Death Metal book as I wasn't around in the late 80s/early 90s so it may be of more ineterest to me personally.


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.bazillionpoints.com/


Stoked. I was waiting for a US distro to get these, but it didn't pan out to my understanding. Cool that it's revised, too. Poor grammar in an encyclopedia style book sounds unbearable.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not that bad, only thing is he uses a lot of interview replies to describe the scene and its not written in a descriptive third party format like most other biographical books.

I mean, give the guy a chance, he's a musician and this being his second book (published another on Italian exploitation films), its a great start already.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read the Swedish one, but I just finished Choosing Death. I just found the steady streams of names and dates kinda boring. If you are a huge fan of a certain band it might be interesting to know what guy played guitar for them for a few months in 1987...but I'd be more interested in hearing about the actual music: how people received it at the time, lyrical inspirations, etc. Also I didn't like the way they stylized all the photos.

Lords of Chaos had some really weird off topic chapters but I was interested in the way they wrote about the bands and people, even if I wasn't a big fan of the band in question.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alien laserblast wrote:
TeethofSkull wrote:
http://www.bazillionpoints.com/


Stoked. I was waiting for a US distro to get these


Bazillion Points is not distro-ing the Swedish version of the book, but releasing the English version. I've only seen the book for a brief flip through and it both looked quite interesting. Lotsa candid fotos and first hand accounts.

This Swedish DM book seems quite different from Choosing Death, which read like press releases culled from 'zines in a revisionist history kinda way.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess,someone should write a Finnish Death Metal book as well...
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I guess,someone should write a Finnish Death Metal book as well...


Maybe a Finnish heavy/goth/melodic metal book would be easier to source information considering the number of bands in this sub-genre sprouting albums nowadays.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ross Liew wrote:
sludge wrote:
I guess,someone should write a Finnish Death Metal book as well...


Maybe a Finnish heavy/goth/melodic metal book would be easier to source information considering the number of bands in this sub-genre sprouting albums nowadays.


Yes,if someone bother with those bands...i don't...i was talking about the early 90's finnish death metal bands...
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ross Liew wrote:
Its not that bad, only thing is he uses a lot of interview replies to describe the scene and its not written in a descriptive third party format like most other biographical books.


Thatīs exactly what I like about the book. I donīt want some dramatized/sensationalized accounts retold by a third party.
One "Lords of Chaos" is enough, thank you very much.

sludge wrote:
I guess,someone should write a Finnish Death Metal book as well...


Indeed!

Ross Liew wrote:

Maybe a Finnish heavy/goth/melodic metal book would be easier to source information considering the number of bands in this sub-genre sprouting albums nowadays.


Hm, might be useful to start fires with. I wouldnīt read it. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone read his book on Italian horror/exploitation films?
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