Sunday, June 28, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique glance into metal history, June 27, 2009
By Stephanne Dennis "Agent, Reviewer" (Southeastern US)
Bill Hale has managed to "wow" me with amazing, exclusive, and unique photos documenting Metallica's early years that lead to their insurmountable fame in Metallica: The Club Dayz 1982-1984 [ECW Press, 2009]. Metallica, likely the most popular and legendary band in history for their genre, is accurately captured and provides readers with a glimpse of real history. Hale has managed to bring this megastar band a level of humanity and innocence (if that is possible?) that I have personally never encountered. This work allows the hundreds of thousands of us who `missed it' to be follow along as the metal monsters did their time in the club scenes. With a generous mix of photo pit and candid photography, Hale proves himself an artist in a class of his own.
Fans of Megadeth also find themselves enamored by Club Dayz, getting a glimpse of a young Dave when he was still part of Metallica. Bill, looking forward to the next snapshot of history that you allow me to accompany you through!
(Of note, as I know the author I'm a little biased)