The second part of our article refers to how the metalheads know well from Literature.
As we mentioned in our previous article, “metalheads have the knowledge and even more than the ignorant think.
The proof; Their songs! ”
Below is another small sample of songs that have been influenced by Literature.
Celtic Frost – Sorrows Of The Moon (1987)
Sorrows Of The Moon (Tristesses De La Lune, as the original title is) is a poem by Charles Baudelaire, first published in 1857.
Baudelaire’s poems have a special mastery in handling rhyme and rhythm.
Although he is widely considered a romantic poet, he writes his works observing real life.
“Tristesses De La Lune” is in a volume of poems entitled “Les Fleurs du mal”.
It included almost all of Baudelaire’s poems, from 1840 until his death in 1867.
Its first edition in 1857 was extremely important in the symbolic and modernist movements.
Green Carnation – Alone (2005)
In Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Alone”, which inspired Green Carnation, we see how he perceives life.
It is an experiential experience of Poe, in which he experiences emotions differently from others.
The different perception he had led him to feel isolated in “Alone”, he wonders why he sees things so differently.
The beauty and irony of the main theme of the poem is something that many people can relate to, especially today.
Machine Head – A Farewell To Arms (2007)
The song was inspired by the novel by the American author Ernest Hemingway with the same title.
“A Farewell to Arms” was first published in 1929 and takes place during the Italian campaign of World War I.
It is a first-person narrative of an American, Frederic Henry, who served as a lieutenant in the Italian Army ambulance corps.
However, the title comes from a poem by the 16th-century English playwright George Peele.
Describes a love affair between Frederic Henry and an English nurse, Catherine Barkley.
The novel is essentially based on the experiences of Hemingway himself, who served in Italy.
Catherine Barkley was Agnes von Kurowsky, a nurse caring for Hemingway at a hospital in Milan after she was injured.
He planned to marry her, but she rejected him when he decided to return to America.
Motionless In White – Abigail (2010)
The song is influenced by Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” which was released in 1953.
It is a dramatized and partly novel story about the trials of Salem witches (1692-93).
Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism when the US government persecuted people accused of being communists.
Blind Guardian – Wheel of Time (2010)
“Wheel of Time” by Blind Guardian tells the story of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.
Robert Jordan “The Wheel of Time” is a series of fantasy novels.
Initially, “The Wheel of Time” ran to 14 volumes, in addition to a prequel novel and two cover books.
Jordan began writing the first volume, The Eye of the World, in 1984 and it was published in January 1990.
Taking place both in the past and in the future, the book tells the story of a man destined to face Evil and save the world – or to be destroyed while he is trying.
Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015)
“The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life” is a science fiction book by Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong.
The book follows a different path backward through evolution and encounters different groups of organisms.
The authors use the past chronology instead of a future chronology as a way of celebrating the unity of life.
In the past, the ancestors of any species must eventually meet at a specific time.
The structure of the book is inspired by the work of Geoffrey Chaucer published in the late 14th century entitled “The Canterbury Tales”.