Recently finished THE SCREAM by John Skipp and Craig Spector and I’m amazed at how talented these guys are. They can tell one hell of a story. In THE SCREAM, Jake, a Vietnam vet and leader of a heavy metal band, jousts with Christian fundamentalists campaigning against what they see as Satanic rock music. What neither understands is that mega-cult band The Scream is actually using their music to plant the seeds of slaughter and literally raise Hell. Grounded in rich detail about the rock industry in the ’80s and a deep background in the hell of the Vietnam War, THE SCREAM is an outrageous trip bringing together heavy metal bands fighting Christian fundamentalists fighting the Devil. If you’re familiar with their stories you already know that Skipp and Spector do their homework, pour their hearts into their characters, and lavish their stories with tons of gore and mayhem. Lots of fun. Recommended.