tolkien and books

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM By: DerdriueBurden

There seems to be a debate on whether J. R. R. Tolkien, John Ronald Reil Tolkien, helped inspire metal or not. I think he absolutley did. A few examples are Amon Amarth, Cirith ungol, and there was a metal band named gollum but they recently changed it. Those bands have names from tolkiens work while other bands such as Led Zepplin have wriiten songs about lord of the rings. Also tolkien is thanked and mentioned many times in the magazine Metal Hammer, also known as the heavy metal bible. Another thing is Tolkiens religion was odinism. Which means he believed in the gods Odin, Thor, Loki and so on, also is tied in with the vikings (Amon Amarth). Another thing is the theme for lord of the rings is about sacrificing yourself to save others and that there is always hope. Which is what about half of metal is about while the other half is that dark fantasy part. (Which I love) So what do you think, did Tolkien help inspire metal?

Also while were talking about Tolkien what are your top 10 favorite books?
Here's mine:

The Hobbit- J.R.R. Tolkien
LotR: The fellowship of the ring- J.R.R. Tolkiem
LotR: The two towers- J.R.R. Tolkien
LotR: The return of the king- J.R.R. Tolkien
This is gonna hurt- Nikki Sixx
Save me from myself- Brian "Head" Welch
The Heorin diaries- Nikki Sixx
Long hard road out of hell- Marilyn Manson
Black metal: Evolution of the cult
The lords of salem- Rob Zombie

  1. DerdriueBurden avatar

    On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 2:17 PM, DerdriueBurden said:

    also just found out yesterday that the singer of dimmu borgir borrowed the name shagrath from lord of the rings

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