Saturday, January 19, 2019

Review: WE SOLD OUR SOULS by Grady Hendrix

Publisher Quirk Books
Length 337 pages
Format ebook
Published 2018
Series standalone
My Copy provided by the publisher

My Review
Heavy metal meets horror infused mayhem as pop culture collides with the b-side of life in Grady Henrix's We Sold Our Souls; a story about a 90's metal band turned supernatural scare fest. 

On the cusp of making it big, Durt Wurk, a popular bar band finally looks set to land a gig with a record label. However, there's a caveat which founding member Kris, isn't willing to sign off on - her soul and her sound; the identity of the band, re-branded, its core to be commercialized. Wealth isn't worth loosing a sense of self and soon enough, Kris and her band members (sans Terry, the lead singer) are on a path to destruction as a blackness engulfs the group with the Blind King, the only one who can give them sight...for the right price.  

In a classic tale of victory snatched from the jaws of defeat embodied by supernatural tropes and some down right nightmarish creations, We Sold Our Souls is a homage to the metal scene and 80's horror which engulfs the reader in a story thick with interesting characters and equally interesting concepts. 

My rating: 5/5 stars. We Sold Our Souls is a damn cool book, perfect for horror geeks and ghouls and heavy metal tragics alike.  

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