Top 10 Metal Bands that Incorporate Acoustic Guitars

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?

The Top Ten

1 Metallica Metallica 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". more.

Fade to Black, Battery, To Live is to Die, Fight Fire with Fire.
Interesting fact:
parts of James' acoustic guitar in "Fade to Black" was recorded by turning the tape around to get mystery sounds - Metal_Treasure

2 Obscura Obscura Obscura is a German technical death metal band from Landshut, 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 more.

Septuagint, Universe Momentum, Weltseele, Perpetual Infinity, Prismal Dawn, Celestial Spheres, Centric Flow, Orbital Elements, and more. - Metal_Treasure

3 Blind Guardian 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 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

4 Flametal Flametal

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 Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

Beyond the Realms of Death (one of their top songs) - Metal_Treasure

6 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy more.

In My Darkest Hour, Good Mourning / Black Friday, Conquer or Die - Metal_Treasure

7 Nile Nile 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

8 Agalloch Agalloch

In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion,...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth - Metal_Treasure

9 Death

Voice of the Soul - Metal_Treasure

10 Exodus Exodus 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.

The Contenders

11 Black Sabbath 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, more.

Scarlet Pimpernel, Fluff, Orchid, Solitude, Laguna sunrise, Children of the Sea, and a ton more! - SoldierOfFortune

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