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The Necromancer is an epic Progressive rock song by Rush from their 1975 album Caress of Steel and is currently their fourth longest song, behind the Cygnus X-1 duology, 2112, and The Fountain of Lamneth. This was Rush's first attempt at writing an epic piece and, along with its partner The Fountain of Lamneth, was blamed for the commercial failure of the album.

This is the second Rush song to feature the character By-Tor, the first being "By-Tor & The… read more


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  • Avatar for MegaDave89
    Its an masterpiece. The whole album are little underrated.
  • Avatar for MikeySchenker
  • Avatar for scientist4u
    You dont hear this much, but when you do it blows you away ,
  • Avatar for hanshan85
    Easily my favorite Rush song, pure brilliance.
  • Avatar for AndyWorck
    "The tapping part in the solo reminds me a lot of Child In Time!" Oh, so I wasn't the only one who heard that :D Anyway, great track and very underrated album! Better than any album from "synthesizer era" imo.
  • Avatar for DaveBaldwin
    CHEESY???!! Why you mothe... That "cheesy" narrator's voice is none other than.... Mr. Neil Peart(thru a synth of course). He turned the band onto high brow literature, middle earth poetry, and fiction writings. He wrote a lot of the lyrics that became some of the most iconic RUSH tunes of all time. Geddy and Alex, being right out of highschool said he was the most intelligent person they had ever met when he joined the band after John Rutsey.
  • Avatar for norbertwj
    WTF is this bass??? (between 5:25 and 8:37)
  • Avatar for niQboy
    One of the best songs by Rush, but I agree the narrator's voice is kind of cheesy. They should re-release this song and have Sean Connery do the narration or something lol
  • Avatar for phillipkilch316
    one of the best Rush songs ever. So epic. [2]
  • Avatar for liquidvizions
    The Necromancer is beyond Godly


{As gray traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky
The three travelers, men of Willow dale emerge from the forest shadow
Fording the river dawn, they turn south
Journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of the necromancer}

Rush - The Necromancer Lyrics



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