We Sold Our Souls

We Sold Our Souls – Grady Hendrix

Kris Pulaski, former guitarist for 90s metal band Dürt Würk, is beside herself upon finding out her former bandmate Terry Hunt, fronting his own band Koffin, has announced his farewell tour. With unfinished business still on the table between Kris and Terry, Kris intends to make the trek to Terry’s final show with confrontation on her mind.

I’ve become a big fan of Grady Hendrix over the last year or so. His books, while leaning more toward the gimmicky side, have always been entertaining and tend to stick with me long after I’ve finished. We Sold Our Souls is no exception.

As the title suggests, the plot lies heavily on the supernatural coinciding with a deal with the devil, so to speak. Hendrix does a great job pulling from the vast history of rock music and its lengthy association with satanic culture and the occult. Lots of great Easter eggs to be found for music aficionados as well as a healthy hatred for nu metal and the passing fad of rap-rock.

Given that it’s a horror book, you can expect a good number of bloody and gruesome scenes – one of which had me clenching my jaw as I powered my way through a ridiculously brutal attack via a plethora of limbs reaching into a car, grabbing and tearing without abandon.

We Sold Our Souls further reinforced Hendrix as an author whom I will blindly read whatever he writes and releases. A solid four guitar solos out of five.

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