Book of the Year 2008, Decibel Magazine "Vastly entertaining""Time Out New York" Finally, the true story of Swedish death metal! This book brought me back to the good old days "Tomas Lindberg, At the Gates/ Grotesque/Disfear" Death metal ruled my adolescent years. The problem is I don t remember half of it! This tome of dark recollections is the chance to set things straight. "Nicke Andersson, Nihilist/Entombed/The Hellacopters" Read this book if you are willing to be subjected to the story behind the extreme face-melting, flesh-ripping, ear-slaying, gut-blasting phenomenon known as Swedish death metal! "Chris Reifert, Death/Autopsy" Ekeroth knows of what he writes5 of 5 stars "Revolver" "An exhaustive, encyclopedic resource for the death metal connoisseur and a true labor of love from someone who was not only there but also was kind enough to document it all for those of us who wished we had been."Pitchfork The charms of Swedish Death Metal are endlessa highly entertaining story filled with colorful characters PopMatters A sprawling epic of a bookbasically the perfect read for extreme metal fans. "Bravewords & Bloody Knuckles, 9.5 of 10" Death Metal musician and author Ekeroth shows a true fan s dedication Publishers Weekly, Starred Review/Pick of the Week" Daniel Ekeroth has impressively balanced a high level of raw data with a loving, subjective tone. Aspiring authors of such future volumes are advised to approach their subjects with the same care and passion. "Metal Maniacs""