Extreme Metal: The Book by Salva Rubio
A 600+ page volume in 256,000+ words, featuring more than 1,100 bands, this is an in-depth analysis covering history, musical form, aesthetics, evolution, lyrical themes and more, covering all the main genres of Extreme Metal.
Originally published in Spanish in late 2011, it has been hailed as a classic by underground media and readers and runs currently at its fourth edition.
The English edition has been (and will continously be) fully updated.
by Salva Rubio
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Praise for “Extreme Metal – The Book”
“Ambitious, beautifully disproportionate 600-page volume featuring more than 1000 bands from more than 50 countries” (MeLibro.com)
“Without a doubt, the best quality book written until now on the Extreme Metal universe” (RockCircus.net)
“It is not a mere compendium of bands or scenes, but a true field work where experiences, techniques, musicological analysis, contexts, meanings, historical facts, anecdotes are included… but maybe the best thing is that it puts order in this madness” (MetalProgresivo.Blogia.Com)
“A text for newcomers and connoisseurs alike, unbiased in its contents and far from any kind of gossip” (ElMeroDe Braye)
“The ultimate resource for all those who want to understand the ultimate revolution… of worldwide rock/metal” (TruenoMetálico)
“Clearly organized… comes to fulfill a niche in the Extreme Metal underground and in the scientific bibliography of musicology” (PaganDreamsZine)
“Knowledgeable and passionate… A basic reference for our shelves” (Metal4All)
“Labelling it ‘the most complete book in the world devoted to Extreme Metal’ is most correct” (CantabrianExtremeMetal)
“A huge work of research” (LaChaquetaMetálica)
“Bold but interesting” (Musicopolis)