Peter Beste’s photographic journey into the very disturbing depths of Norway’s prevalent black metal scene, and its enthusiasts, is captivating if only for the photographs alone. Extremely graphic images of people who have taken their love for Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth too far adorn the book’s 208 pages.

In an attempt to bring a redeeming value to the subculture, much information is left vague and with loose ends. The pictures, however, say it all. Plus, narrative by Johan Kugelberg.

Grade: B

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