Top 10 Metal Songs Referring to Books

Songs may be based on books, inspired by books, mentioning books / characters, or just alluding to.

The Top Ten

1 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

It was inspired by "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Tennyson. - Metal_Treasure

2 One - Metallica

It is based on the novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. - Metal_Treasure

3 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Based on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. - Metal_Treasure

4 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

This epic song retells Dante's Inferno. - Metal_Treasure

5 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

It is based on Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel of the same title. - Metal_Treasure

6 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

Based on The Iliad by Homer and it's about Cassandra - one of the characters. - Metal_Treasure

7 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden

It is about The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
Yeah, you will notice that several metal bands read a lot - Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth. - Metal_Treasure

8 The Odyssey - Symphony X

Based on Homer's epic of the same name. - Metal_Treasure

9 Dracula - Iced Earth

It's about Dracula by Bram Stoker. - Metal_Treasure

10 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards

Based on The Dark Tower by Stephen King, from Randall Flagg's point of view (the main antagonist from the series). - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Inspired by the Lord of the Rings. - Metal_Treasure

12 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

Based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, from Prince Hamlet's point of view. - Metal_Treasure

13 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden

Based on Orson Scott Card's novel Seventh Son. - Metal_Treasure

14 Among the Living - Anthrax

It is about Stephen King's The Stand. - Metal_Treasure

15 Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian

Based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion. - Metal_Treasure

16 Nightfall - Blind Guardian

Based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. - Metal_Treasure

17 Heaven Denies - Demons and Wizards

It is based on Milton's Paradise Lost, about the downfall of Lucifer. - Metal_Treasure

18 Tanelorn (Into the Void) - Blind Guardian

Based on Michael Moorcock's fantasy novels. Tanelorn is a fictional city set in the Multiverse. - Metal_Treasure

19 I Am Ahab - Mastodon

About Moby Dick of course, like every song of Leviathan. - TheStargazer

20 In My Kingdom Cold - Immortal
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1. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
2. One - Metallica
3. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian



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