Top 10 Best Tolkien Inspired Songs

Many musicians have been influenced by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Especially rock groups like Led Zeppelin and Blind Guardian. And we're ranking the best songs inspired by the father of modern fantasy.

The Top Ten

Nightfall - Blind Guardian

The most beautiful song on this list. You just can't beat that.
Incredible music, vocals and lyrics: "Nightfall quietly crept in and changed us all".
The song is based on The Silmarillion and is about Fëanor and his seven sons who mourn the destruction caused by Morgoth, including the slaying of Finwë, Fëanor's father. Fëanor and his sons swear to get revenge on him.

Lord of the Rings - Blind Guardian

Yes, this is an awesome song released in 1990, way before the popularity created by the movie industry.
The song has several versions and I like the most a live version - from Tokyo Tales live album.
Plus all 22 songs from their concept album Nightfall in Middle-Earth, based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion. Morgoth, Feanor, Noldor, etc. - they are all portrayed in this album. The album cover art features Lúthien dancing in front of Morgoth.

Majesty - Blind Guardian Majesty - Blind Guardian Cover Art

A speed metal masterpiece inspired by the Lord of the Rings.

Thorn - Blind Guardian

Probably my favorite song on this album - it's so emotional and dark. Mindblowing vocals by Hansi.
The song is about Maeglin who decides to betray Gondolin (The Silmarillion).

Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian Cover Art

The Silmarillion. The song is about Turgon who builds the city of Gondolin, aided by Ulmo ("The Lord of Water").

Into the Storm - Blind Guardian

One of the heaviest and most intense songs on this album and my favorite.
The song is about Morgoth and Ungoliant who fight for the possession of the Silmarils (The Silmarillion).

The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
The Curse of Feanor - Blind Guardian

Probably the heaviest song on this album and again, my favorite.
Based on The Silmarillion. The song is about Fëanor and his anger.

Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider - Camel Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider - Camel Cover Art
Seize the Day - Demons & Wizards Seize the Day - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

It's based on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

The Contenders

The Wizard - Black Sabbath The Wizard - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) - Blind Guardian

The most epic song on the album.
Based on The Silmarillion. The song is about Fingolfin riding to the gates of Angband to challenge Morgoth to a duel. Fingolfin wounds Morgoth seven times but is eventually killed.

Stagnation - Genesis Stagnation - Genesis Cover Art
The Wizard - Uriah Heep

No surprise, Blind Guardian covered this song. Great cover.

Rivendell - Rush Rivendell - Rush Cover Art
The Gnome - Pink Floyd
The Necromancer - Rush The Necromancer - Rush Cover Art
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
Hero of the Day - Metallica Hero of the Day - Metallica Cover Art
The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy Cover Art
Blood Tears - Blind Guardian

Great melody and vocals The song is about Maedhros from The Silmarillion.

Elvenpath - Nightwish Elvenpath - Nightwish Cover Art
The Wizard - Blind Guardian

A very pleasant Uriah Heep cover.
Also, Hansi named his 2nd band after the Uriah Heep album - Demons And Wizards.

Phantom Lord - Metallica Phantom Lord - Metallica Cover Art
Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns) - Blind Guardian

Based on The Silmarillion. The song is about the Noldor's fate - a story told by Fingolfin.
Beautiful song, great vocals.

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