Best Metal InstrumentalsThis is a list of compositions in which musicians try to express their thoughts and feelings of the language of music, not words. These songs are the benchmark of musical excellence for metal guitarists, bassist and drummers.
The Top Ten
Just...beautiful. That's all I have to say
This one is Cliff Burton's masterpiece. No other track showcases his immense talent like Orion.
The best part is the slow part in the 4th minute...12 Comments
No words necessary, not for the song, not for this comment.
You listen to it once and you never let go. That's all I have to say.
Orion is great, but Voice of the Soul is the absolute, untouchable masterpiece. No other instrumental can make ANYONE cry their eyes out. To Live Is To Die would be second best.
This song is the definition of emotion - jkk14 Comments
Orion is great, but Ktulu is incredible. The bass work on Orion is better than the already amazing bass work on Ktulu; but on Ktulu, the rest of the band is far better than they are on Orion.
My favorite instrumental of all time. Suicide and redemption should not be on here though when you consider songs like musical death and hypnosis by testament, into the lungs of hell, dialectic chaos, and absolution by megadeth, and DEFINITELY pulling teeth.
I don't understand why Orion seems more popular than Call of Ktulu. What's better about that song? - Feirceraven
Come On It is their Heaviest Instrumental and it has a creepy theme.3 Comments
Some of the most amazing guitar playing that I have ever heard. Neo-classical guitar at its best. It just sounds dark and evil and just simply awesome. There is real emotion and incredible technicality in this song. Live version is even better.
Best interlude in any instrumental, just amazing
The 4 metallica instrumentals are amazing, and suicide & redemption is the most underrated3 Comments
One of Steve Harris' best works, Dave Murray had a fun time writing another legato solo on this track and Dennis Stratton, my favourite instrumental song from the best band in the world
It Is because of popularity three Metallica songs are above this, I don't care but I'll suggest you to listen this, I'm sure you'll love it
Better than orion everyday even if REALLY like orion
This is better than orion...4 Comments
This song changes time signatures more often than Guns And Roses changes members. - CaptDeadeye
Fun fact: this song has 108 time signature changes!
Simply kick ass song lisent to it man!
They were all teenagers when they recorded this, and their drummer was 14. Not to mention it's 10 minutes of pure thrash awesomeness.
Great pure aggressive thrash
Orion is hands down #1 but how this can’t match I don’t know
This, orion and the dance of eternity are the best
Also love voice of soul, transylvania, to live is to die, ktulu, stream of consciousness and many others
All of death magnetic is underrated, fans don't like it, even metallica seems to forget about it, but hey they played a few songs from it, so that's a good sign, but this one is just a gem, one of the greatest instrumentals I've ever heard.
Very Underrated just because it's on Death Magnetic. I would place it at number 6. It's a beautiful song!2 Comments
The guitars on this track sound like pure ear candy.
This is pretty underrated, - asdsees
Gran instrumental...pero lamentablemente desvalorado.
This one needs to be within top 10 :) one of my favorites
Easily the most epic piece of metal ever recorded
When I listen all songs above and listen to this one and I really impressed. Why this song so down below? This should be number 1! I've put this as one of the best music I've ever heard a whole my life! A 16 minutes epic masterpiece! No doubt, THE BEST on this list.
To be honest this is part 3 of a mega song so it shouldn't count but it's still great
38? are you kidding me? this is so unfair
Like the old stuff!
Underrated, COME ON! Who were the idiots that didn't vote for this!
SO UNDERRATED IT HURTS - awesomedp900
Ritchie Blackmore's guitar speaking... - Metal_Treasure
This one is magical - as if it comes from a different world. - Metal_Treasure
This is amazing - flamenco and metal guitars. - Metal_Treasure
A very great instrumental, indeed. I have seen some people say that it should be longer. But in my opinion, I think it's perfect. - ElectricCrown92
This and One are probably the only Metallica songs I like. And from a fan of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I can say that this is one hell of an awesome cover of Ennio Morricone's masterpiece.
An Iron Maiden fan - Ross115
Perhaps the greatest piece of music in history
Any song by Jason is pure gold
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List StatsUpdated 14 Nov 2019
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Top Remixes (9)
2. Arc-Lite (Coroner)
3. Orion (Metallica)
2. The Call of Ktulu (Metallica)
3. Man Made God (In Flames)
2. Voice of the Soul (Death)
3. The Ultra-Violence (Death Angel)
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