3 Metal Albums Influenced by Literature

Albums named after or borrowed from literature.

1- Lost Paradise by Paradise Lost, John Milton's Paradise Lost

As both the English doom metal band Paradise Lost's debut album and their first full album, after the EP Frozen Illusion in 1989, Lost Paradise was released in February 1990 by Peaceville Records. However, the band is now playing in Gothic-Doom style, or even softer genres, Lost Paradise shows their early death-doom style. Both the album and the band itself were named after the canonical work of John Milton's Paradise Lost.

2- Veronika Decides to Die by Saturnus, Paulo Coelho's Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die is the third of the four full albums of the Danish doom metal band Saturnus, released by Firebox Records in 2006. The gothic-doom style album is named after the book shares the same name by Paulo Coelho.

3- Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method by Earth, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method is the eighth full album of the American instrumental/experimental, or as the more or less unofficial name drone-metal, band, released by the (RED) Southern Lord in September 2005. Even though the original name of the album is Hex, the subtitle of the album Printing In The Infernal Method is taken from the references to Blake but, since the band's style is completely instrumental, the real allude that forms the music is Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian because most of the tracks in the album were named after lines or images from the book.