Continuing our journey in the connection of Literature with Metal music, we come across excellent books and interesting songs.
Primordial – The Hosting Of The Sidhe (2002)
The inspiration for the Primordial song is a poem by the Irishman William Butler Yeats with the same title which was first published in 1893.
He is one of the most important poets of the 20th century, as he is credited with making a decisive contribution to the Irish Literary Renaissance.
Much of his work focuses on Irish mythology and legend, as well as occultism, and in 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
In “The Hosting of the Sidhe” Yeats draws on Irish myths and traditional characters.
“Sidhe” is the word used by many of the financially weakest in Ireland to describe “fairies” and/or mythological creatures.
In addition, it is a Gaelic word for the wind, implying the daily life of the presence of these magical forms.
In his poems, there are many references to various mythical creatures showing his deep knowledge of Irish mythology.
Mastodon – Blood and Thunder (2004)
“Blood and Thunder” is inspired by Herman Melville’s well-known novel “Moby Dick”.
First published in 1851, it describes the adventures of Ahab, the captain of the Whale Pickwood, to avenge Moby Dick.
A giant white humpback whale, because on a previous trip it bit Ahab’s leg on the knee.
The basis of Melville’s work was a whaling voyage he made in 1841 on the ship Auschwitz.
While the end of the book is based on the sinking of the whaling Essex in 1820.
In addition to narrative prose, Melville also uses songs, poetry, and catalogs to monologues and Shakespearean dialogues.
It is a novel that belongs to the so-called American Renaissance and is classified from late Romanticism to early symbolism.
Drudkh – The Price Of Freedom (2005)
Drudkh blockbusters meet Taras Shevchenko, through an 1841 poem entitled “Haidamaky”.
The poem was written around 1839–1841 and was first published in its entirety as a separate book in St. Petersburg in 1841.
It is dedicated to his friend, artist, Vasyl Ivanovych Hryhorovych.
It refers to the “Koliivshchyna“, the great haidamaka uprising in 1768 that broke out on the right bank of Ukraine.