There are a lot of reasons why Metal Insider enjoys reading Decibel Magazine, but chief among them is their monthly “Hall Of Fame” feature, which tells the complete story behind the making of a classic metal album every month. Not only are all of the stories well-written and comprehensive, featuring interviews with the musicians and giving context to albums that have wormed their way into our subconscious, but the album selection is top notch. Of course you have your Reign In Blood and your Slaughter of the Soul, but some more obscure (but still warranted) choices like Kyuss’ Welcome to Sky Valley, Repulsion’s Horrified, and Eyehategod’s Take As Needed For Pain are included as well.
Da Capo Press has compiled 25 of the stories in Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces. If you haven’t been a regular Decibel reader, like you should be, there’s a chance you missed some of these stories the first time around. And even if you’ve read them all, you’ll want to have this book gracing your collection regardless.
Metal Insider is giving away a copy of the book. To enter, just leave a comment stating an album that you feel is worthy adding to Decibel‘s Hall of Fame.
– One randomly picked winner will receive a copy of Precious Metal: Decibel Presents The Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces
– One entry per person. Multiple entries WILL be disqualified.
– Entries must be in by 6 PM EDT on Thursday July 9, 2009.
– Open to US Residents only.