Skupina Cruachan, jak její název napovídá hraje "keltskou" hudbu, ale dost netradiční. Jde totiž o mix keltské hudby a metalu. Na prvním albu jde spíše o klasický black metal s klávesami. Právě toto album obsahuje písničku Fall Of Gondolin. K poslechu bych však doporučoval až druhé album, na kterém zmizel typický blackmetalový chrčivý hlas, z blackmetalu se stal power metal, přibyl ženský vokál a více jsou slyšet tradiční nástroje.

Tuatha Na Gael

Cruachan: Tuatha Na Gael (1995)
(metal -power/speed/black, keltská hudba, folk)

  1. I am tuan
  2. The first Battle of Moytura
  3. Maeves march
  4. The Fall of Gondolin
  5. Cùchulainn
  6. Tàin bò cuailgne
  7. To invoke the horned God
  8. Brian boru
  9. To Moytura we return
The Middle Kingdom

Cruachan: The Middle Kingdom (2000)
(metal -power/speed/black, keltská hudba, folk)

  1. A Celtic Mourning
  2. Celtica (Voice Of Morrigan)
  3. The Fianna
  4. A Druids Passing
  5. Is Fuair An Chroi
  6. Cattle Raid Of Cooley (Tain Ho Guailgne)
  7. The Middle Kingdom
  8. Oro Se Do Bheatha Abhaile
  9. Unstabled (Seeds Of Macha)
  10. The Butterfly
  11. To Hell To Connaught

Text písně The Fall Of Gondolin

The most beautiful city built on the middle-Earth,
It's splendour was highly acclaimed,
The Noldor Elf grew mighty and strong,
In the land were Turgon Reigned,
Then Tuor was sent by Ulmo-
The lord of the ocean and sea,
To tell the people of Gondolin,
Prepare to fight or flee.

But Turgon he was stubborn,
"That will I not do!".
He had grown to love his city,
And the terror of Morgoth he knew.

The city was discovered,
And Morgoth sent his legions,
Orc warriors with the fire-drakes,
Led by the Balrog demons.

They appeared before the gates and quickly the Gates fell,
The way was now clear,Through the Elven halls,
The orcs of such hatred poured into the breach,
With scimitars they stabbed both man and beast.

The Noldor Elf advanced with hammer of wrath,
And the kindred of the tree-bravely they fought,
The blows from their hammers,The dint of their clubs,
The orcs fell like leaves but this was not enough.

The lord of the Balrogs gathered his demons,
and made for the folk of the hammer.
They fled in terror rather than of craft,
Down in the plain they all gathered.
But a fire-drake was loosed upon them-
In the house of the hammer they died.
Still it is sung that each Elf of the hammer,
Took the lives of seven orcs to pay for their own.

Gothmog drove the dragons into the cities heart,
Orcs and Noldor fell under the confusion.
The cold-drakes began to tear the streets apart.
The Noldor began to realise the battle they'd lose.

The most beautiful city built on middle-Earth,
It's splendour was highly acclaimed'
The Noldor Elf grew mighty and strong.
In the land were Turgon reigned,
But now it lay akin to ruins,
As the fire devoured its insides,
The last hope for the Elves who lived-
Was to run and flee and hide.

But Turgon was a noble king-
"That will I not do!",
He stayed to die with the city,
The only one he knew.

Michal Rohovský Přímou cestou do Ardy
© Jirka 'Jeremius' Wetter,, 1997 - 2004