Best Instruments In Metal Besides Guitars, Bass, and Drums

What are instruments in metal, which make the sound more interesting?

The Top Ten

1 Violin The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use.

I haven't heard of a lot of Metal bands that use this, but I do know a rock band that used a violin. Of course you know what I'm thinking about since I made a list of why they were a great band.

Almost all folk metal bands use violins. - Metal_Treasure

By this, I just remembered the video "Guitar VS Violin - A heavy metal battle! ". Awesome video. - zxm

Dark Lunacy, Eluveitie, Dominia... many Melodic Death Metal bands use this. - Flav

2 Piano The piano is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands.

Piano is usually used to setup a "progressive" sound so it's found mostly in prog metal, symphonic metal, power metal - Savatage, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Sonata Arctica, and many more. - Metal_Treasure

Thanks for making me think of "Oblivion Upon Us" by DOOM:VS. - Metalhead1997

3 Cello The cello or violoncello is a bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.

Off the top of my head - Apocalyptica.
Cello is not very popular in metal but my heart skips a beat every time I hear cello on metal songs. Example: Demons & Wizards - Love's Tragedy. God bless Jon Schaffer and Hansi K├╝rsch.
I think Northern Kings also used cello in some songs. - Metal_Treasure

4 Keyboards

Even in death metal - Children Of Bodom, for example. - Metal_Treasure

Especially in prog metal, symphonic, power metal. - zxm

Acid Witch? - Metalhead1997

5 Flute The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening.

Very often in symphonic metal, in some power metal songs, too. - Metal_Treasure

6 Viola
7 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.
8 Orchestra Bells
9 Bagpipes Bagpipes are a wind instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.
10 French Horn

The Contenders

11 Tuba
12 Hurdy-Gurdy
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