'Fun as Hell' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book is fun as hell! I loved the small town setting during the height of Satanic Panic. The characters are great, and it was the perfect mix of weird, funny, and metal. Highly recommended for metal heads, or for anyone who’s down for an outrageous battle with demons 🎸👹🔥 Definitely entertaining and cool.
Author S.E. Denton
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Hell Patrol Review: Pan Book Reviews and Recommendations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am a devoted metalhead since the very first electrified notes of Black Sabbath's eponymous debut that sent shivers down my spine. I got the same, exciting feeling by reading 'Hell Patrol' by R.D Tarver.
Praise the metal gods as the author was awesome enough to send me a copy of his book for review.
There are two types of Hell brewing in the town of Macomb Springs.
One is forming up to be the future of metal. A new breed of metal saviors heading for the pantheon of metal gods.
A group of teenagers with a profound love for metal on their way to assemble 'Hell Patrol';their own metal band paying homage to the great beasts of the metal scene.
The other; Something wicked and evil. Something that could probably be Hell itself, seeking to devour energy from the earth realm and the residents of this planet, enslaving them for eternity.
Hell Patrol members are trying to make their dream a reality amidst a Satanic panic frenzy instigated by the town's minister and an invation of the hordes of Hell.
As the residents of Macomb Springs keep disappearing one by one, will this group of metal misfits will answer the calling and use the love of metal to save the human race from total annihilation? Or succumb to the society's norms and eventually meet their maker.
R.D Tarver's 'Hell Patrol' is a Metal Love Ballad to the horror genre. At the same time, it's a thundering speed metal solo. One that you air guitar to.
Wonderful, well written , suspenseful and funny at times, with lovable characters and a tight and unique writing style that results after Clive Barker, Jules Verne, H.P Lovecraft and Laird Barron had drinks together in a metal bar served by Ozzy Osborne and Rob Halford while Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Type O Negative, Iron Maiden and several other metal beasts were jamming on stage.
The author does an amazing job throughout the book as his cinematic writing approach takes you on a journey, a music adventure which results in a standing ovation result. This brings to mind the film 'Detroit Rock City' minus KISS and pose, plus Hell, demonic beasts and lots of fun.
Essential for any horror reader that still likes his/her music with distorted guitars, heavy bass, thunderous drums and legendary vocals.
I loved every sentence.
Up the irons 🖤🤘
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The Power of Metal is Real! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I could expound on different facets of what I loved about this book, like its themes of societal-based fear or generational conflicts. I could talk about the well-written prose that is Lovecraftian in parts and tender in others. But I think the main word that I've got in my head is FUN. The idea of a mid-90's high school metal band comprised of distinct and hilarious personalities saving the world through playing metal is great and gets me smiling even talking about it.
A great and rewarding read.
Author Steve Reynolds
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