This is excellent for aspiring metal lead guitarists. There are countless guitar method books out there, but not many to choose from if you specifically want to learn metal. Highly skilled guitarist and teacher Troy Stetina comes to the rescue with this book. There are many different styles of Metal of course but this will help you whichever style you want to play. Just remember to take it slow and don't try to rush yourself. If you have a bit of guitar playing experience then jump right in, but if not, get Troy's book "Metal Lead Guitar Primer" and complete that first. There is also a volume 2 available elsewhere for when you complete this volume. There's also a Metal Rhythm Guitar book and CD set as well- he's got it all covered! It's really helpful that all his books come with an accompanying CD.