Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014 (book review)

Wow! What a well researched book this is. This is the second book taking you from the years 1991 all the way to present 2014. Writers Paul Brannigan and Ian Windwood were present at a lot of Metallica’s most famous moments and have a tremendous collection of interviews with all the members of the band.

Being a somewhat short book, the writers do an awesome job at telling the history of Metallica through the years. With many hours of interviews, both backstage and at Metallica’s HQ and all over the world for that matter, you will learn how all their albums (from 91 to 2014) were recorded, from demos to full songs.

Both writers are not afraid to say Metallica’s biggest failures, one being the St. Anger album, and the more recent one, Through The Never, both which seemed to dissapoint Metallica fans. There is no lack of detail when it comes to the Big 4 shows and how everything really happened. From the very first show at Sonisphere to the shows in the US.

There is one chapter which i think could’ve been replaced which is the “Some Kind of Monster” chapter. There is really no new information in that chapter, is basically the writers putting to paper what happened in the movie.

Overall a really good book for any Metallica fan, and if you are not a fan, well get this book and be educated with some Metallica history from first hand account.

● I would like to thank Da Capo Press for sending me this copy of this book. Visit their website to get some really cool books!

Da Capo Press Books

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: November 4, 2014
# of Pages: 312

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