" Wait, this reminds me of..."rReferentiality is always fun. Here's some albums that have references to artists, novelists, poets,or philosophers. I'm sure there are tons of others but here are some according to my preferences. Feel free to add yours!
La Masquerade Infernale
Their love for poetry and stuff is clear. Not to mention the several references to the Byronic Hero and the figure of Lucifer as revolutionary, they dressed Poe's "Alone" with the most proper music it could be done.(For those who have the physical copy, search a little and you may find some Sade lines)
Salvador Dali here and there.
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In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Anne Frank's diary( yeah, I wonder if she stands as an artist, but the album is a poem itself. )
Orwell's Animal Farm
Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Tolkien's Silmarilion. The album is amazing and so is the concept.( several epic, and black metal bands can be inserted here for the Tolkien universe)
The Chemical Wedding
Everything here has to do with alchemy and mysticism stuff. But notable are the several William Blake references( album cover, Urizen, etc). Bruce has done a great job with this one as far as the lyrics are concerned.
I have no idea if the album has anything to do with Bentham's or Foucault's concept of panopticon. Please enlighten me. Still, the the lyrics, though sparse, are great.
The Black Halo
Some Moby Dick loving is always needed. Album creates a stormy feeling like no other.
Several Biblical References, which are quite good. Sufjan works with Christianity themes brilliantly, bringing a solemn, authentic feeling with exceptional ease.
Homer's epic. Album isn't extraordinary though...
Well, I only got one line: Syyylviiiaaaa, put your head out of the oveeen....
Where to begin with these literature geeks? The City in The Sea is a poem from E.A. Poe, while "Une Saison en Enfer" is a collection of poems from Arthur Rimbaud
This one is a treasure. The whole album displays many of Lautremont's lines form The Chants of Maldoror, which is easily the most metal and prodigious piece I've read. You can also find Nietzsche , Baudelaire , and Trakl here.
This one is full of references too. Genesis, Ptolemy, Giordano Bruno, Rimbaud, Nietzsche, Darwin and (as expected) Dawkins
Anthropocentric is another album questioning the fundamentalism of christian morality. Dostoevsky, Nietzche, Epicurus, David Hume, John Stuart Mill are some of the name related.
Jewish, Muslim and Christian imagery here, all presented with mastery by a band which has deeply explored matters of faith.
Based on the Finnish epic "Kalevala"
Tom ****ing Sawyer. Peart obviously loved literature,and it's obvious from each of the band's album.
Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Hea...
William Blake's poem by the same name. Band is him reincarnated.
"One day at Innisfree/One day that's mine there." Yeat's spirit throughout the album.
Hesiod's Poem in the greek black metal way.
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The Interzone Mantras
Named after Burroughs' Interzone book, you can also find some Bulgakov here.
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