Rock Songs With the Best Instrumentals

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21 Crimson Tide and Deep Blue Sea (Nightwish)

The best instrumental by the best rock group, no doubt. One of the best cover songs ever. It takes one's soul to the deeps of the oceans.

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22 Pretty Little Ditty (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
23 Trampled Under Foot (Led Zeppelin)

While all these songs are good, they are not instrumental formgods sake!

24 Suicide & Redemption (Metallica)

I haven't sensed as much emotion in an instumental since To Live Is To Die. Suicide And Redemtion not only makes me feel like a badass with its heavy riffs, but can also help calm you down with the clean and soft center.

This song is also a perfect example of how not all good solos are fast. It really shows you how smart James Hetfield is, working the first solo.

I can listen it over and over again. - kkkppp

One of the best instrumental sonngs, it has a killing guitar graet bass and drums thhat join together on a grat melody. Any one should listen to this magnific song you wont loose your time. Good job Metallica

Good harmony of the instruments. Very kickass instrumental from Metallica. , / rock on!

25 Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity (Dream Theater)

#63

I don't want to live on this planet anymore

26 Into the Lungs of Hell (Megadeth)
27 La Villa Strangiato (Rush)

What is wrong with the voters? Have they ever listened to this masterpiece? Any place lower than 2nd is witless! This song has one of the best guitar solo ever made. But the problem is, most of the listeners of this generation don't know music. They tend to know the most popular band and go with them. Orion and La Villa Strangiato are the best instrumentals ever.

Best song by Rush, one of the best of all time and No 20, behind Stairway to heaven which ISN'T AN INSTRUMENTAL

Just here it once and you will change your mind. The alex lifeson solo is godlike.

This should be number one followed by YYZ

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28 Time to Wake Up (30 Seconds to Mars)

30 seconds to mars has diversity in their songs, this ones the best

29 Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin)

INSTRUMENTALS ARE ARE SONGS Without VOCALS. Stairway to heaven and free bird are not instrumentals you stupid morons.

This a good instrumental from well known band,what the heck adding song that is not an instrumental

30 Little Martha (The Allman Brothers Band)

What a great acoustic masterpiece!

31 Baba O'Riley (The Who)

This song has one of the greatest riffs ever, in all of its simplicity.
Oh, and it also has a violin solo.

Not instrumental. - zxm

Great song, NOT AN INSTRUMENTAL

32 Transylvania (Iron Maiden)

Why the heck can this be down here? This should be 1st overall 3rd minimum

33 Stream of Consciousness (Dream Theater)

This and DoE are probably the best instrumentals I've ever listened to. Dream Theater is certainly a ground-breaking band when it comes to pure musicianship... Just can't beat em. Can't believe this is below New Divide by Linkin Park of all things (which, like the posters above me pointed out, isn't even an instrumental), let alone not on the top ten. But anyways whatever, DT will never get the recognition they deserve it seems, and I'm just glad that me and some others can comprehend the master musicianship they have to offer. Amazing Song.

Many of you failed to understand the term "instrumental". Instrumental=no vocals!

How is this 26. Should be top 5 just because Van Halen, Metallica, and rush is well known doesn't mean they have the best instrumental. I love orion but this is my favorite

Dream Theater are the gods of instrumentals, harmonies you have never heard in your life, weird yet melodic modelasions and time signature changes... anyway this is my least favorite instrumental by them, Eve is my Favorite...

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34 For the Love of God (Steve Vai)

I love this all time greatest melodies rocking instrumental rock and blues. It is the finest work of steve vai till the date. I recommend this song for all listeners at least one time to listen and enjoy it!

Total Masterpiece from Vai. Epic depiction of effortlessness and the feel one can bring out from an electric guitar.

Reminds me of something you'd hear from David Gilmour, so in other words, this song is a masterpiece.

35 Brother - Pearl Jam
36 Black Sabbath - Fluff
37 Dee (Ozzy Osbourne)
38 Genghis Khan (Iron Maiden)
39 Takillya (Black Label Society)
40 Anybody There (Rainbow)
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