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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:20 am 
 

Crick wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=125598

Anyone mention IT yet? They sung about Pennywise the clown and Tim Curry.

You could make a really good concept album about that book. Shame nobody with talent has tried.
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Crick
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:34 am 
 

Well there are a great deal of books one could write concept albums about. I forget the name now, but I once read a short novel about a man who was falsely sent to prison, met a man there who told him the location of massive amounts of treasure, then escaped. He found it and used the wealth to settle his differences and tie up the loose ends of his life from before he was imprisoned. Maybe its just me, but that would work quite well for a concept album (especially seeing as the book took place in the 1800s.)
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ReigningChaos
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:37 am 
 

The Count of Monte Cristo? Never read it myself, but the movie was pretty entertaining.

An album based on "The Sound and the Fury" would certainly be interesting. Slough Feg's song "Tiger Tiger" makes reference to William Blake's poem of the same name.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:39 am 
 

As far as I know, Tiger Tiger is just the other name for the book The Stars My Destination, which that album seems to be loosely based on.
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Crick
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:40 am 
 

ReigningChaos wrote:
The Count of Monte Cristo? Never read it myself, but the movie was pretty entertaining.


Thas the one! Thanks for reminding me of it, I loved that story as a kid.
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ReigningChaos
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:59 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
As far as I know, Tiger Tiger is just the other name for the book The Stars My Destination, which that album seems to be loosely based on.


I've not read TSMD, but there is no doubt in my mind that SF references Blake in that song.

Slough Feg wrote:
The spheres in motion wrapped around collapsing stars
Immortal hands and eyes are framed in fearful scars
The mystery of living, breathing, dying hard

My name and occupation tattooed on my face
The stars my destiny, deep space my dwelling place
Delirious and rotting, where's my saving grace

The stars burn bright
In the forest of night
But what mortal hands and eyes will I see there?


I'm locked behind bars
On the gateway to Mars
But when all the stars expire will I still be here?

I'll set the villages and colonies aflame
The bards of history had best forget my name
Deliriously plotting, Nomad is my fame


William Blake wrote:
TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?


In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?


I have bolded the corresponding parts.

However, I was wrong about one thing: Blake's poem is called "The Tiger" not "Tiger Tiger."

I wouldn't have noticed it myself if I hadn't been studying The Tiger for english class while listening to Tiger Tiger.
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Lunar_Strain
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:10 pm 
 

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Don't forget this one...
http://www.metal-archives.com/index.php
Muggleslayer is such a gr1m name for a drumer

Also I remember there was one band that have lyrics about chess


Harry Potter Ist Krieg.
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throatplug
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:13 am 
 

Dobytèí mor "Farmcore?"
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3540263769

Corpse For Boiler "Psychotic Metal Plumbers."
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php/ ... p?id=86122

Food Metal "The Name Says It All..."
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=81955

Anthrofuge "Touchdown, Rock Island!"
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=21418

DDC "Todays Forecast.... Metal."
http://metal-archives.com/band.php?id=3540265282

It's amazing what you can find by typing in random words.

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oneinfinity
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:09 am 
 

No one mentioned Ultrawurscht yet?

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=85721
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frozenaeons
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:40 am 
 

http://metal-archives.com/band.php?id=93491

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Exhumed777
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:16 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=8521

^^^they sing about politics... and garfield! :p

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unclevladistav
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:03 pm 
 

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^^^they sing about politics... and garfield! :p


Politics isn't a very ususual topic for thrash bands, but good find on Garfield.

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MercyfulSatyr
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:36 pm 
 

Crick wrote:
ReigningChaos wrote:
The Count of Monte Cristo? Never read it myself, but the movie was pretty entertaining.


Thas the one! Thanks for reminding me of it, I loved that story as a kid.


The Count of Monte Cristo is definitely not short.
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Crick
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:05 pm 
 

I don't remember the length. At the time it didn't seem very long, but my memory may be muddled. Regardless, its a great book.
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Guido_HM_Warlord
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:25 pm 
 

THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG.

The lyrics for "Atavism" (probably the best metal album in the last ten years) are simply amazing, a perfect fusion of clever metaphoras and scientific/naturalistic/historical themes. I think one should love titles like "I WILL KILL YOU / YOU WILL DIE" or "AGNOSTIC GRUNT".

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Crut
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:11 am 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=483
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:49 am 
 

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