It's easy to get heavy with this new guide to playing metal guitar. Each chapter offers biographical portraits, details on gear set up and tone, analysis of playing techniques, and several music examples. The CD illustrates all the examples from the book, played with each artist's preferred equipment. The Way They Play series explores the work of guitar heroes within a given genre. Players can discover the secrets of their classic tones, learn how they played their most famous rhythms and leads, and find out how they forged their unique styles. The accompanying CD walks guitarists te-by-te through licks that characterise the signature sounds of these world-class musicians. This is the third book in the series, following The Blues-Rock Masters (ISBN 0879307358, January 2003) and The Acoustic-Rock Masters (ISBN 0879307617, November 2003).