Top 10 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
A tough choice between this and The Call of Ktulu, but I like this song just a bit more. Both pieces are absolutely amazing. Incredible work by the great Cliff Burton. May his soul rest in piece. I would even go so far as to say it's the best song on the entire album if Master of Puppets wasn't on the album.
It's hard to put all these beautiful Metallica master pieces in order. However, I more often choose Orion over others.
This one is Cliff Burton's masterpiece. No other track showcases his immense talent like Orion.
Showcases each band members talents beautifully, even at 8 minutes long it doesn't get boring
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.
Every note is perfectly arranged to make you feel deep within your mind and soul... classic, epic and subtle. Eargasm garanteed!
Definitely this is the best instrumental ever! It brings out emotion in me every time I listen to it.Orion is also legendary but this, this one is a masterpiece of a song!
Hear.. Trust me you won, t regret for me it is better than orion.. But orion is still kick-ass song anyway
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.
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.
I don't understand why Orion seems more popular than Call of Ktulu. What's better about that song?
Don't get me wrong I love Orion, I just think The Call of Ktulu is better. RIP Cliff Burton
Seriously, listen to this with subwoofers, volume cranked, all the way though, and tell me it's not an amazing experience.
The 4 metallica instrumentals are amazing, and suicide & redemption is the most underrated
Best interlude in any instrumental, just amazing
Masterpiece with some sad, but badass melodies!
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.
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
You can really see the technical prowess of Dream Theatre in this song. Just close your eyes & let the song take you over
This is my favorite metal instrumental
This song is a life-changing experience.
This is better than orion...
This song changes time signatures more often than Guns And Roses changes members.
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
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!
Whoever thinks death magnetic is underrated needs to be punched in the teeth several times
The guitars on this track sound like pure ear candy.