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

1 Harp Harp

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 V 1 Comment
4 Bagpipes 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 Shakuhachi

A certain Linkin Park song had this! - NuMetalManiak

9 Pepper Shaker
10 Theremin

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

V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 French Horn
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists