Top 5: Fantasy Music Artists

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Hello!
I thought that I would do something a little different today for Wyrd & Wonder and look at music. Some on the list are covers or versions of fantasy songs, others are music that I (and this is very much personal opinion) associate with fantasy whether through listening to it while reading/writing fantasy (I can’t work without background noise, and its usually music or Criminal minds), or just through the name. Of course, this list is highly subjective, and I am always find new music but here we go!

1) Clamavi De Profundis

This was a recent discovery and I have fallen in love with their takes on Tolkien songs and poems, in particular I have been listening to The Song of Beren and Lúthien  and the Lament of Boromir.

Patreon | Youtube

2) Peter Hollens

I discovered Peter Hollens while searching Youtube for the A Capella group from my university, and with a few exceptions I love both his original and cover songs. In particular The Hobbit Drinking Medley (with Hank Green) and his GOT songs: The Rains of Castamere, Jenny’s Song and Timbers & Wind ( The Red Wedding).

Patreon | Youtube | Website

3) Taylor Davies

Instrumental music is my favourite when writing, and I love violin music so stumbling over Taylor Davies was a blessing. I actually found her through her cover of the main theme to the anime Fairy Tail and she has done a range of original songs as well as anime/movie/video game covers including: Toss a Coin to Your Witcher, For the Dancing and the Dreaming (HTTYD2), and the Game of Thrones Theme.

Patreon | Youtube | Website

4) Two Steps from Hell

Mostly instrumental, and recommended to me by nearly every member of my DnD party – and writing friends, this is my main go to when writing, particularly for fight scenes. A few of my favourite tracks are: VictoryWinterspell (which is the song I associate most strongly with my main DnD character), Blackheart and Impossible.

Youtube | Website

5) Phil Rey

Again, mostly instrumental, and I actually came across him through a fan video for Critical Role and fell in love. My favourites are ‘Ad Honorem’ (from that first video that lead me to him) and ‘We the People’.

Youtube | Website

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Honourable mentions:

* Lindsey Stirling | Youtube| Instrumental/Violin

* Dan Vasc ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ (Metal Cover)

* Critical Role – Ashley Johnson, Laura Bailey, Sam Riegel ‘Your turn to Roll’ (It had to make the list somewhere)

* Also the LOTR and Fairy Tail soundtracks in general.

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What are your favourite ‘fantasy’ musicians? Are there certain tracks that remind you of a fantasy novel? That you listen to while reading/writing? Let me know, I am always on the look out for more music.

Rowena

4 thoughts on “Top 5: Fantasy Music Artists

  1. I’m familiar with Peter Hollens through his collaboration with Lindsey Stirling- I loved the video by them that I saw! It’s been a few years though, I need to check out his more recent stuff I’m sure! I love fantasy music and music that evokes that mood when gaming or writing, so I was glad I saw your post. 🙂 I definitely need to check out those Tolkien songs!

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    1. Rowena Andrews

      Their collab is great, I’ve found a lot through those videos. And yes, his recent stuff is great and I hope you enjoy the Tolkien music 😀

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