Author(s): Albert Mudrian
This is the definitive collection of stories behind the greatest extreme metal albums of all time, based on interviews published in "Decibel" magazine's 'Hall of Fame.' "Decibel" magazine is regarded as the best extreme music magazine around, and, according to the "Village Voice" and the "New York Times", one of the better music publications overall. "Precious Metal" gathers pieces from their most popular feature, the monthly 'Hall of Fame' which documents landmark metal albums via interviews with every participating band member, recounting the making of the record oral history style. "Decibel" editor-in-chief, Albert Mudrain, has selected and expanded the best of these features to create the definitive collection of stories behind the greatest extreme metal albums of all time, straight from the source and illustrated with 50 photos. Among the albums are Slayer's Reign in Blood, Anthrax's Among the Living, Kyuss' Sky Valley, Opeth's Orchid, and 21 more.
Albert Mudrain is the Editor in Chief of Decibel and the author of the cult classic Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore.