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  1. says:

    This book was really really frustrating for me to say the least Firstly the book is commendable in the range of its coverage if you ever want to solve an argument such as what metal band references the dream cycle than the Cthulhu mythos this is where you will solve it However for all of the NUMEROUS occasionally even obscure references Hill never gives you a sense of WHY bands choose to reference Lovecraft or how different approaches to adapting the mythos to song affect the outcome Instead we are given an extended fluff piece long descriptions of what various songs sound like the occasional why we wrote this song ties between the song lyrics and the works of Lovecraft and an exhaustive and not particularly interestinganswer to what is Scandinavian Black Metal Band X's favorite story Hill also seems to evade asking critical uestions of bands or contradicting them when they are wrong a band claims be the first to have adapted the drinking song Lovecraft wrote to song while 1 Rudimentary Peni did so a full decade before them and 2 Hill knows this he devoted almost an entire chapter to Cacophony which is simply vexing Also Rudimentary Peni BIAS ALERT probably one of the most interesting bands to adapt the mythos are given a scant coverage Hill listens to the whole album without a single interview or even reprinting one of the interviews that already exist On a positive note Hill does a serviceable job in his best chapter which covers the creators of A Shoggoth on the Roof Ultimately should you buy this book? Well that would be a little complicated to answer if you are weird and obsessive about music or the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft it probably wouldn't be the worst purchase you'll ever make If you lack either obsession the book may be a serviceable curiosity but probably would rot on your shelf I'd honestly be happier with a 33 and a 13 book about Rudimentary Peni's Cacophony but the book is interesting just frustratingly uncritical and Hill obviously knows about music but his musical referents when describing songs seem sort of limited so you end up having the imagined songs blur into one also describing music in terms of other bands vs describing how it makes you feel ANY AUTHOR READING THIS PLEASE TO GOD OPT FOR THE LATER ITS REALLY FRUSTRATING WHEN THE READER DOESN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE STYLE OF MUSIC AND I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO PROG TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW SOME SONG SOUNDS MUCH LESS BUY AN OUT OF PRINT LIMITED ISSUE LP FROM THE 70SFor the truly obsessed with HPL or musical curiosities I'd bump this to a 35 for a general reader its basically a 1 or 2 depending on if the material is relevant to them Also why isn't there one of those 33 13 books about Rudimentary Peni's Cacophony?

  2. says:

    I love Lovecraft and I love music so this sounded like the perfect book to combine the two Before this I was aware of some songs that were Lovecraftian in tone like Metallica's 'The Thing that Should Not Be' and their 'The Call of the Ktulu' The book itself was well done with the names of the songs interviews with band members lyrics and descriptions of the musical style of the song itself A lot of time research and love went into this book I read about a lot of bands that I had never heard of and while some songs didn't exactly match my listening preferences I think I can honestly say that there would be something for everyone in there I certainly took a tiptoe through the mp3s after reading it There is also a glossary at the back and an easy reference list of the bands their songs and page number The spot where the book falls a little short for me is in the descriptions of the music It is almost impossible to describe music in words so I have to give the author credit for trying but he overused words like crunchy juicy meaty and raw Seriously I wanted a steak so bad after reading it The chapters are headed by the types of music to make looking up a certain musical style easier Definitely a must have for Lovecraft enthusiasts but also just for music lovers in general

  3. says:

    Clearly not for everybody and one of its kind But if you're into Music mostly Metal and the Mythos this one's definitely for you VEry detailed description of the music interesting interviews with the Artists Incredible sourcebook for your NExt best buy Recommended

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