Most genres in the darker, heavier ends of the music realm have toyed with fantasy imagery and fantastic ideas. Rockers have rambled on in the footsteps of Tolkien characters, Goths have danced through gardens of delight, and metallers have shimmied up silver mountains in search of the man. Such songs and sentiments have worked to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the skill of those weaving the story. In the hands of poets, the lyrics are convincing and transportive; in the hands of many, they are ungainly and even risible…

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