The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists by Joel MciverThe 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists by Joel Mciver

The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists

byJoel MciverForeword byGlen Benton

Paperback | December 15, 2008

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The 100 Greatest Metal Guitaristsis a book with a mission. Since we emerged from the primeval ooze, mankind has laboured under the mistaken impression that hard rock is heavy metal and heavy metal is hard rock. Author Joel McIver sets out to rectify this tragic situation with the definitive list of guitar warriors: one hundred axe-slingers who don't bother with show-off rock riffage and power ballads--they play METAL. Specifically thrash metal, death metal, power metal, doom metal and the traditional heavy metal that fans have known and loved since Tony Iommi first placed his industrially-truncated fingertips on a power chord back in 1970. In this book, metal guitar expert McIver selects the most accomplished guitarists from the four generations of metal to date and places them in order according to their technical proficiency, or their pioneering ideas--or both. Whether you're into the modern metal of Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold and Dragonforce, classic 80s and 90s extreme metal from Metallica, Slayer and Pantera, or the movement's original pioneers Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, you'll love this book--and from the moment you lay eyes on No. 100, you won't put The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists down until you've gone all the way to No. 1, the most gifted metal guitarist of all time!

Joel McIveris the bestselling author ofJustice for All: The Truth About Metallicawhich has been translated into 9 languages. He has written for Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, and he is the occasional guest on BBC. He is currently the editor of Bass Guitar magazine. Classic Rock magazine has called him "by some...
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Title:The 100 Greatest Metal GuitaristsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Jawbone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906002207

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shockingly in-depth. Quite easily it seems to me that this book will qualify as one of the, if not the absolute most comprehensive list of "Greatest Guitarists" out there. The heavy metal world is jam-packed with guitarists striving to be the one better than the last and this list has a place for just about every guitarist relevant to metal either now or in the past. Few lists can garner as much approval as this one seems to be getting from the metal community and I, for one, applaud the author as part of the community for really knowing his stuff, and having the testicular fortitude required when creating something like this. I would not be surprised if this should end up being cited as "The" be-all-end-all list by metalheads worldwide.
Date published: 2009-12-17