Until the band themselves spill their guts, this is the definitive telling of their sometimes torrid tale; meticulously researched and garishly illuminated by the author's hilarious, harrowing first-hand experience.
ENTER NIGHT, Mick Wall's biography of Metallica confirms this grizzled veteran to be as engaged and waspishly authoritative a chronicler of metal's most hirsute behemoths as Barry Miles has been for the Beats
[A] flaming juggernaut of heavy-metal biog... the author writes a deceptively casual-looking, sincere but half-amused prose
It takes a writer of Mick Walls' pedigree and calibre... to present the whole wild, wonderful and emotionally draining tale all over again and make it as consistently fascinating and momentous as ENTER NIGHT... Until they return, this is the definitive account of heavy metal's biggest band of all
well written, slickly paced
A must-have book for anyone interested in Metallica and anything heavy metal
Wall has used his 30 year association with the band to write a well-researched, detailed book, combining personal experiences with interviews from family, friends and fellow musicians 4*
Millions of words have been written on Metallica, but few journalists have been present at so many of the band's milestones... His [Wall's] eye for detail through the early years makes the book truly enlightening in the way it captures the character of the major players.
A fine book, about a good band, by a brilliant writer.