Oggih;1871254 said:Twas in the darkest depths of mordorI met a girl so fair,But gollum, and the evil one crept upAnd slipped away with her.Ramble On.
Lolicat;1871659 said:Yea, most of the songs just reference the novels if they mention them at all. Battle of Evermore is actually about the border wars between Wales and England, it's a seige with a dramatic setting.
onidragon;1871671 said:I distinctly remember Plant saying something about Ringwraiths in that one (possibly as a metaphor).
Lolicat;1871697 said:O, hell yea, he uses the LotR imagery in the song, but it's actually about the border wars because he was reading about them at the time.
committed hero;1872141 said:Rush has a song called "Rivendell" on an early album.And I recall an o-o-old metal band called Cirith Ungol.
Lolicat;1872589 said:Tolkien's prose was stale and structurally rooted in a dead tradition. It's not shocking that consecutive fantasy tales have remained steadfastly traditional and conservative when LotR is such a huge influence.
cherokeesam;1872600 said:Nothing conservative or traditional about Moorcock. His fantasies were something ENTIRELY new.
Lolicat;1872613 said:I'll give you that, there are a few fantasy greats that have risen above the rest, but for the most part you get stale characters and situations, which is why I basically skipped the genre after a while. Magic realism is the best way to do anything.