This is excellent for aspiring metal rhythm 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. You will have a solid foundation upon which to build. It's easy to understand and learn if you approach it at a sensible pace and with a positive attitude. There is also a volume 2 available elsewhere for when you complete this volume. There's also a Metal Lead 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.