Top 10 Metal Songs Featuring Classical String Instruments

The most popular classical string instruments are: violin, viola, cello, harp, bass (aka contrabass, string bass, double bass, bass viol).

The Top Ten

1 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian employed a full symphonic orchestra so there are many classical instruments. The strong inclusion of the strings starts in the intro. - Metal_Treasure

2 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
3 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

Just play the song sample to hear the violin incorporated in a very proggy section. Sounds very unique. - Metal_Treasure

4 Urn (Part I): And Within the Void We Are Breathless - Ne Obliviscaris

Awesome violin. There's even a violin solo - their lead singer with the amazing clean voice is also a trained violinist (Tim Charles).
So you get extreme progressive metal with violins. I think it's very creative and I personally love it (one of my favorite metal songs of 2017) - Metal_Treasure

5 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Again, there's a full symphonic orchestra with many classical instruments - Metal_Treasure

6 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards

There's a very sad cello in the beginning - part of it is on the sample (in the background). - Metal_Treasure

7 Weltseele - Obscura
8 Libera (Part I): Saturnine Spheres - Ne Obliviscaris

The violin even takes the lead at 5:20-6:50 and it sounds awesome (one of the best metal songs of 2017). - Metal_Treasure

9 Devour Me, Colossus, Pt.I (Blackholes) - Ne Obliviscaris
10 Come What May - Iced Earth

The Contenders

11 Drink - Alestorm
12 Vodka - Korpiklaani
13 Painters of the Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux - Ne Obliviscaris
14 Sinner - Theocracy
15 Eyrie - Ne Obliviscaris
16 Intra Venus - Ne Obliviscaris
17 Tapestry of the Starless Abstract - Ne Obliviscaris
18 Hymn to a Nocturnal Visitor - Obscura
19 Epilogue - Iced Earth
20 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Apocalyptica
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