Top Ten Atypical Instruments That Would Make a Rock/Metal Song Interesting

You know how there's drums, bass, and guitar, but what other instruments would make a rock or metal song interesting?

The Top Ten Atypical Instruments That Would Make a Rock/Metal Song Interesting

1 Harp The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.

I listened to a death metal song recently that had a HARP as a dominant instrument. - NuMetalManiak

2 Mellotron

Mellotron is incredible. Listen to King Crimson's debut if you're into prog and want to hear this. - IronSabbathPriest

I've heard a good number of songs where a mellotron is used. It's some kind of keyboard. - NuMetalManiak

3 Spoons

As seen in Soundgarden's song "Spoonman". - NuMetalManiak

4 Bagpipes Bagpipes are a wind instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.

"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock N' Roll)" by AC/DC has these. - NuMetalManiak

5 Harmonica
6 Glockenspiel
7 Sitar

A number of rock and metal bands have used a sitar. Example: "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica, you can hear it at the beginning. - NuMetalManiak

8 Theremin

This instrument was used in the Pixies song "Velouria", to great effect. - Pony

I hear the sound of this thing a lot, and have been pleasantly surprised even by its uses in electronic music, where it is associated. A rock song with it might well be intriguing. - PositronWildhawk

See also,the greatest song ever made, good vibrations - RecklessGreed

9 Shakuhachi

A certain Linkin Park song had this! - NuMetalManiak

10 Pepper Shaker

The Contenders

11 French Horn

Imagine a sirous sound like the one in Woodkis's IRON is in metal... WOWOW

12 Drums
13 Zanzithophone

This instrument was used prominently on the album "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea", by Neutral Milk Hotel. - Pony

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