There's so much good metal that can support the genre that I'm not sure where to start, but these immediately sprang to mind. When I'm preparing for a game, I almost always listen to music and it's almost always metal.
Metallica's creepy instrumental, Call of Ktulu.
Metallica's The Thing That Should Not Be, inspired by The Shadow Over Innsmouth [broken link removed]
Electric Wizard's Dunwich. No explanation necessary here, heh.
Electric Wizard's Barbarian, clearly referencing REH.
Electric Wizard's Funeralopolis always makes me think of the Zothique stories, especially The Empire of the Necromancers, even though it's really about nuclear war.
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Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?" BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
You know, Electric Wizard keeps popping up on my youtube sidebar, them telling me if you are listening to x, you are probable going to enjoy y. Sometimes they have me pegged; other times they don't understand me at all. ;) Now I'm going to have to give this a good listening!
Dude... DUDE. THIS song. It's by a band you might not have heard of, unless you played an older video game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky.
It's... moody, exotic, and swings from a haunting 'Get You Ready For It' melodic lull to a 'Metal-Thrashing-Mad' mosh-inspiring speed. Seriously, check this song out; but please don't send me the doctor bill if you injure yourself in your fevered gyrations!
When I listen to this and think of AS&SH, I think of a party cresting a savanna-covered hill overlooking a small Ixian town or city in the distance; thereby encountering those people in they're strangely exotic home environment for the first time.
I'm glad your digging it, bro... It's got a pretty awesome groove in my opinion for metal.
I know it's probably a mild turn-off to hear that it's from a video game, but those firelake dudes (well, some of them in the band), actually helped produce the game. Can't remember the name of their company offhand, but I thought that was cool that they coded or did graphical work or something. And, the fricken music rocks socks, bro! Might do a search for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or Firelake on youtube for more of their music. Some of the lyrics are in the Russian language I believe (or some slavic language... I forget which country they are from). Good stuff!