This is a music video by a band called High on Fire. Not bad as speed metal goes (I'm not a huge fan of the genre though I do like it) but what a gorgeous animated short film done original for the song. See so many influences, thought about everything from Carcosa to Hyperboria. CRazy!
I watched it on mute while I was listening to Hawkwind and it was totally righteous.
I only have the Chronicle of the Blacksword but it is one of my favorites.
I recommend their early 70's run, self-titled debut up through Warrior at the Edge of Time. Space Ritual is generally considered their key album, lots of science-fantasy weirdness. I think they had a resurgence in the 80s festival scene but that's out of my jurisdiction.
I'll scour the web and see what I can find. Funny to get this post here as I have been searching youtube for fantasy albums, so this might do the trick.
Be warned, it's "fantasy" in a very 70s style, back when the lines between sci-fi and fantasy were murky. Kind of like Heavy Metal Magazine style fantasy. Michael Moorcock wrote lyrics for the band, his work was a huge inspiration for them, and he actually performed spoken-word pieces with them on occasion. Good enough for Moorcock, good enough for me.
I also recommend Uriah Heep (Wizards and Demons, Magicians Apprentice) for fantasy rock from the same era. Totally different vibe though.
Post by sixdemonbag on Mar 10, 2018 23:03:25 GMT -6
Historical question: Does anyone know the first rock/metal song to feature "Fantasy" lyrics? I know that "Ramble On" was released in 1969. Were there any bands integrating Tolkien/Moorcock or other obviously fantasy references into their lyrics prior to Hawkwind/Led Zep??? It had to be Black Sabbath right?