Cirith Ungol

Cirith Ungol is a California heavy metal band formed in 1972.
The group is known for lyrics based on fantasy (particularly sword and sorcery) and is a forerunner of the epic doom and power metal sound.

Their first album, Frost and Fire, contained elements of 1970s hard rock and metal with songs written by bassist and guitarist Greg Lindstrom, but beginning with King of the Dead, they played a progressive rock influenced doom metal with lyrics primarily written by vocalist Tim Baker and drummer Robert Garven, although all band members typically contributed to song composition.