Top 10 Metal Songs Featuring Keyboard Instruments

Keyboard instruments are: piano, organ, accordion, electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos. Yes, all instruments that use a keyboard count.

Keyboard instruments in metal are used to setup a progressive sound but they aren't used only in prog metal as you can see from this list.

I would like to quote a comment I've read on the Internet that is amusing but for many it would be also true:
"Pianos + Metal is a great combination. Makes you want to jump in a field of daisies and still feel straight".

The Top Ten

1 Highway Star - Deep Purple

At #1 because Deep Purple is where it all started (although their first song with this combination was Hard Lovin' Man, 1970). - Metal_Treasure

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2 Octavarium - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
3 A Light in the Black - Rainbow UListen to Sample
4 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio UListen to Sample
5 Holy Diver - Dio UListen to Sample
6 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
7 Chance - Savatage UListen to Sample
8 The Coming Curse - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
9 Iconoclast - Symphony X UListen to Sample
10 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Savatage

A masterpiece with real piano by Jon Oliva. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom UListen to Sample
12 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen

A great song and Jens Johansson is incredible. - Metal_Treasure

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13 Phobophile - Cryptopsy

Real piano in a technical death metal song - Metal_Treasure

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14 The Unforgiven III - Metallica UListen to Sample
15 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

My favorite keyboard part, especially live. Just purely beautiful. - JoLeKosovo

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16 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse

Real piano used in technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

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17 Last Rites / Loved to Deth - Megadeth UListen to Sample
18 Morphine Child - Savatage
19 Bare Bones - Overkill UListen to Sample
20 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

The keyboard uses in this song is quite underrated. - zxm

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21 Age of False Innocence - Blind Guardian

Real piano intro, some of the best vocals by Hansi ever. Sadly, it's one of the most underrated Blind Guardian songs. It's very proggy and a bit softer than their usual songs but it's very intense. - Metal_Treasure

22 Fullmoon - Sonata Arctica UListen to Sample
23 Paradise Lost - Symphony X UListen to Sample
24 Sacrifice - Edguy UListen to Sample
25 Commissar - Savatage
26 Moon of My Nights - Kalmah UListen to Sample
27 Condemned to Obscurity - Gorguts UListen to Sample
28 Feint - Epica UListen to Sample
29 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom UListen to Sample
30 Bastards of the Machine - Symphony X UListen to Sample
31 Smoke and Mirrors - Symphony X UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
2. Holy Diver - Dio
3. A Light in the Black - Rainbow
1. Highway Star - Deep Purple
2. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
3. Octavarium - Dream Theater


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