Metal uses electric guitars by default but there are metal bands that also included acoustic guitars in some of their songs.
To qualify for this list, a band needs one song with acoustic guitars - preferably a metal song (because some songs are ballads).
What metal bands used acoustic guitars more often? Did their songs sound good with acoustic?
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
Fade to Black, Battery, To Live is to Die, Fight Fire with Fire.
parts of James' acoustic guitar in "Fade to Black" was recorded by turning the tape around to get mystery sounds - Metal_Treasure
Obscura is a technical/progressive death metal band from Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album Obscura. ...read more.
Septuagint, Universe Momentum, Weltseele, Perpetual Infinity, Prismal Dawn, Celestial Spheres, Centric Flow, Orbital Elements, and more. - Metal_Treasure
3 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
Time What is Time, Mordred's Song, Lord of the Rings, I'm Alive.
Honorable mentions (because they aren't metal songs, most of them are ballads):
The Bard's Song (In The Forest), Harvest of Sorrow, A Past and Future Secret, Curse My Name, Skalds and Shadows, and more. - Metal_Treasure
Most of their songs are metal instrumentals with real flamenco guitars by Benjamin 'Ben' Woods:
Magnetic Propulsion, Cosmosis (Bulerias), Alien Ghost Maneuvers, Cuatro Cervezas (Sevillanas), Legacy of Djinn (Bulerias), Por Arriba (Solea), and mant more. - Metal_Treasure
5 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
Beyond the Realms of Death (one of their top songs) - Metal_Treasure
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
In My Darkest Hour, Good Mourning / Black Friday, Conquer or Die - Metal_Treasure
Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Those Whom The Gods Detest, In the Name of Amun - Metal_Treasure
In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion,...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth - Metal_Treasure
Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.
Voice of the Soul - Metal_Treasure
Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 37 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members.
11 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.
Scarlet Pimpernel, Fluff, Orchid, Solitude, Laguna sunrise, Children of the Sea, and a ton more! - SoldierOfFortune
12 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
14 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
16 At the Gates
At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound
17 Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".