Going old-school today with Germany’s Blind Guardian. For over 30 years they’ve been turning high-concept ideas into heavy-duty tunes and helping to define what today’s artists mean when they talk symphonic metal. Nerdy? Well they managed to make an entire concept album out of Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (Nightfall in Middle-Earth).
If unironic songs about hobbits, elves and rings aren’t really your thing, you could do worse than to check out this little ditty about Ragnarok.
You know, it seems that all I’ve covered so far are European artists. We’ve had two German bands, two examples from the Swedes, one Finnish group, and a Brit. Is there anyone on this side of the pond giving them a run for the nerd metal money? Check back next week for some loud geeky goodness from the good old USA.