Reading Lists: Music

Late 1970s punk had brought a withering and necessary critique of the mainstream, but with the dissection/rejection came boundaries. By the dawn of the 1980s, savvy individuals inspired by punk's savage intelligence but turned off by its increasingly limited gatekeeping, attempted to bum rush the Top 40 spectacle.

Heavy metal music is about powerful chords, intensity of feeling and energy. It's no surprise that members of the metal band Red Fang seek the same in their reading. Here are their top picks.