Top 10 Metal Songs with Oriental Music Elements


The Top Ten

1 Stargazer - Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore used arabic scales in this song because it's about Egypt. - Metal_Treasure

2 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

I love equally Stargazer and this song but Wheel of Time wouldn't exist without Stargazer. - Metal_Treasure

3 Kafir ! - Nile

A brutal technical death metal song with something interesting at 4:05-4:50. - Metal_Treasure

4 Brumlebassen - TrollfesT

A folk metal song with tunes from The Balkans region of Europe that was influenced by Turkish music. Just play the song sample. - Metal_Treasure

5 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore used arabic scales again to describe better the atmosphere in ancient Mesopotamia. - Metal_Treasure

6 Bu Alemi Gören Sensin - Pentagram

This Turkish band is also known as Mezarkabul, Turkish for Pentagram. Chorus sounds pretty oriental - "Bu Alemi Gören Sensin...". Beginning of the chorus is on the song sampe. I like this song very much. - Metal_Treasure

7 The Monist - Obscura
8 Evil to Cast out Evil - Nile

Part of it is on the song sample. Nile lyrics are about Edypt and I guess the tunes they include in some songs are most probably Egyptian. - Metal_Treasure

9 User ~ Maat ~ Re - Nile
10 Zmei II - Balkandji

A Bulgarian folk metal song. Bulgaria isn't an oriental country but its folk music was influenced by Turkish music. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 In the Name of Amun - Nile

The section with oriental tunes is on the song sample. - Metal_Treasure

12 Die Verdammte Hungersnot - Trollfest

The band described this song as "Balkan metal" so it has some oriental/Turkish elements. - Metal_Treasure

13 Villanden - Trollfest

"Balkan metal" again, just play the song sample, this song is funny. - Metal_Treasure

14 Melos - Obscura
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