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Saurom, previously named Saurom Lamderth, is a Spanish Folk Metal band formed in 1996. It is known for his trademark "juglar metal" style, a highly lyrical mixture of Celtic music, Rock, romance and poetry with a big focus on fantasy literature and folklore. As you can see in its name, it used to draw a lot from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, although they have diversified in recent times.

The band was born after the breakup of another band named RHF. Its first few years were spent in the regional circuit, recording demos in which it would be later the band's signature style. Out of the four original founders, only Antonio Ruiz and Narci remain, the other two departing just before the band's debut album, El guardián de las melodías perdidas, which became their national breakup. However, its true establishing point came when health problems forced Narci to step down from the singer role and seek a replacement, Migue, whose heartbroken, resonant voice became the soul of Saurom onwards. From there, they have gone to release many other albums, expanding their reach to Latin America and solidifying further their place in the Spanish folk metal community.


  • 2001: El guardián de las melodías perdidas
  • 2002: Sombras del Este
  • 2004: Legado de juglares
  • 2006: JuglarMetal
  • 2008: Once romances desde Al-Ándalus
  • 2010: Maryam
  • 2012: Vida
  • 2015: Sueños
  • 2017: La magia de la Luna
  • 2020: Música

Band members

  • Antonio Ruiz - drums and percussion (1996-present)
  • Narci - guitars, chorus and many other instruments (1996-present)
  • Raulito - guitar and many other instruments (1996-present)
  • Josele - bass (2003-present)
  • Migue - lead vocals, occasionally guitar and violin (2004-present)
  • Santi - piano, keyboard (2005-present)

This band contains examples of:

  • Bragging Theme Tune: "La leyenda de Gambrinus" goes about a jolly devil, Pedro Botero, boasting about his nature and his deals.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: "El Beso" is the last will of a man who never managed to confess to his love.
  • Comically Missing the Point: The narrator of "Noche de Halloween" comes to a point in which he describes vampires clearly coming to get him, which he interprets as them coming to greet him instead. The videoclip features Miguel being carried away from the party's monsters, though not at that point.
  • Deal with the Devil: The character of Botero offers the listener a deal, namely his soul in exchange for supernatural ability for dancing, singing and enjoying life.
  • Earth Song: "Cambia el mundo" talks about how the Earth bleeds due to human action and must be defended.
  • Grief Song: Being a band with a penchant for romance and such, they have a few of those. "Náufrago" is a particularly heartbreaking example.
  • Homesickness Hymn: "Íntimos Recuerdos" is a turn on this, as it's doesn't refer to a physical place, but memories, being sung by a character implied to have Alzheimer's disease.
  • Love Is a Drug: The aptly named "El Elixir" describes how his love has made him miserable, and yet he cannot dispose of it (or her).
  • Morality Ballad: "Paz" starts off the gate stating to be an anthem of peace.
  • Nature Metal: Some songs, such as "Cambia el mundo" and "Amanecer", have an ecologist theme.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The title of "El queso rodante" is a reference to the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, which is portrayed also in the music video, but the song itself doesn't explicitly refer to this, but to an unspecified competition that sounds more like fighting.
  • Pep-Talk Song: "Noche de Halloween" addresses a sad listener that needs some partying.
  • "Setting Off" Song: "El queso rodante" is an adventurous song about setting off to adventure.
  • Shout-Out:
    • To Sauron, evidently, although ironically their songs are rarely evil or villainous.
    • The cover of their 2020 single Música seems obviously based on the main poster of 2018 anime series DARLING in the FRANXX.
    • Música's animated music video contains also a female embodiment of music that reminds strongly of Sakuyamon's design from Digimon Tamers.
  • Surprisingly Gentle Song: Given that they can go from your typical merry folk metal to raw Love Hurts songs, the contrast is usual.
  • Train Song: "Íntimos Recuerdos" has the disheartened singer stating that she has been in a train for eighty years.
  • "When I'm Gone" Song: The singer in "Náufrago" is close to a metaphoric death, perhaps suicide by hopelessness, and is questioning all of his life and love.