I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.by Mark All
Published by Damnation Books LLC on January 1, 2015
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After the car crash that destroyed his band, David Fairburn has given up on life—until his song-writing partner returns from the dead to complete their final album. David signs a record deal with Jessica, a beautiful label rep, but those who stand in the way of the album's release die one by one, and listeners become homicidal maniacs. When the concert to debut the album erupts in bloody violence, David and Jessica must prevent it from going viral and unleashing slaughter on a global scale.
The cover for Death Metal works well for the story within. I especially enjoyed the metal font picked for the title.
Mark All writes a great story. He gets extra points for getting the technicalities of the music industry pretty spot on. From researching a little into the author, I took notice that he plays guitar in a band. Write what you know, and Mark All does a very good job of that.
The story is original, as I can say I’ve never read anything quite like it. It is a little reminiscent of the story of Robert Johnson and the crossroads. A musician down on his luck has an opportunity to rule the airwaves because of the help of evil. (In the case of this book, the viral hit his song has become.) The middle of the book seemed to slow down the action and intensity a little, but by the 70% mark things were back up at full steam. Overall, the story had good progression.
The characters in Heavy Metal were fleshed out well, especially David and Jessica. I found myself in fear for our main characters throughout the story. Vince, the antagonist, is just a vile, angry spirit looking to create a global level of violence and death.
If you are a fan of guitar rock, definitely give Mark All’s Death Metal a try.