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  • By gangre
    Dec 7, 2009
    Hill shows a complete and single minded devotion to the subject matter with meticulous and thorough research. Unearthing these resources was a herculean task. Making the result engaging and readable was another. An absolute must for all Lovecraft fans.
  • By Greg Olma
    Sep 1, 2006
    "Lovecraft in Metal" The Strange Sound of Cthulhu is quite the labor of love. Although I had read bits and pieces over the years about H.P. Lovecraft's influence in metal, this book brings to light just how far reaching it is. Each chapter delves in different musical genres in an almost progresive manner; starting with Psychodelic Rock, then moving through Progressive Rock, Metal, Punk, and Goth. Not only is this book well documented with album/song refernces, it also contains interviews with the band members giving the reader a bit more insight into what the artist was trying to convey. What I liked most about the book was that it is a great companion to my music collection. I found myself pulling out CDs that I haven't listened to in awhile and almost re-discovering them. You would be hard pressed to find a more thorough book on H.P. Lovecraft and his influence on music.
  • By Gary Hill
    Aug 23, 2006
    "This Review Is A Repost...." It's also more of an announcement than anything else. He's told me that he'll be doing a real review later on, but for now this is the thoughts of Dr. Abner Mality of Wormwood Chronicles on the Wormwood Chronicles Bulletin Board. It's essentially the first review of the book. "One of our own Wormwood crew is now a published author. Dark Starr, aka Gary Hill, now has a book out called "The Strange Sound of Cthulhu". I've read most of the book and it's a super-thorough look at music that is influenced by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, the creator the Cthulhu mythos. I know for a fact that a zillion metal bands are influenced by Lovecraft's horrors. The book not only includes the metal bands but also looks at prog rock, punk rock and even country and rap that is inspired by Lovecraft's weird works! In many cases, Gary got interviews with the actual musicians themselves. The world's best authority on the Mythos, S.T. Joshi, wrote... More > the foreword for the book." You'll note that I write under the pseudonym of Dark Starr at that site. Also, he went on to post some links for people see more about the book, but if you go to and then the message board, you can see the rest of it - category is Worm Talk.< Less
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Gary Hill
August 15, 2006
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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