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By Keith Kahn-Harris

severe metal--one step past heavy metal--can seem extraordinary or terrifying to the uninitiated. severe steel musicians have built a regularly impenetrable sound that teeters at the fringe of screaming, incomprehensible noise. severe steel circulates at the fringe of mainstream tradition in the confines of an imprecise 'scene', during which individuals discover risky subject matters resembling loss of life, warfare and the occult, occasionally embracing violence, neo-fascism and Satanism. within the first book-length examine of maximum steel, Keith Kahn-Harris attracts on first-hand examine to discover the worldwide severe steel scene. He exhibits how the scene is an area within which individuals creatively discover damaging topics, but additionally an area within which individuals event the typical pleasures of group and friendship.Including interviews with band participants and fanatics, from international locations starting from the united kingdom and US to Israel and Sweden, severe steel: tune and tradition at the area demonstrates the facility and subtlety of a frequently remarkable and misunderstood musical form.

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