Dee Snider's For The Love Of Metal Live! is brash, bullish and maniacal

Dee Snider's soundtrack to single household lockdown back-garden festivals has arrived

Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal
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It may be just a detail, but that exclamation mark in the title speaks volumes. It tells you that what you’ll find inside is big, brash, and not afraid to laugh at its own jokes and put itself on a pedestal. 

It’s very, very Dee Snider. Or, as he introduces himself, “Dee! Fucking! Snider!”

Diving straight in at 100mph, what follows feels like a massive caffeine overdose as the former Twisted Sister frontman blasts through old favourites (We’re Not Gonna Take It was hardly likely to be absent), brand-new songs and bullish banter with gusto bordering on maniacal. 

Just the tonic for those missing the mud and camaraderie during this year’s great festival drought.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.