Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs Featuring Cello


The Top Ten

1 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Page and Plant travelled to Bombay, India, and worked with Indian musicians / session players. These Indian session musicians played the string and horn sections for Kashmir.
John Paul Jones, who also used a Mellotron, commented:
"the secret of successful keyboard string parts is to play only the parts that a real string section would play. That is, one line for the First Violins, one line for Second Violins, one for Violas, one for Cellos, one for Basses." - Metal_Treasure

2 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
3 Painters of the Tempest (Part II): Triptych Lux - Ne Obliviscaris

Genre of the song: Extreme progressive metal.
Cello - Tim Hennessy
Violin - Tim Charles - Metal_Treasure

4 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards

Just play the song sample to hear the sad and lonely cello. It's a metal song but not extreme. - Metal_Treasure

5 Sinner - Theocracy

A metal ballad of 2003 - Metal_Treasure

6 Libera, Pt. I: Saturnine Spheres - Ne Obliviscaris

One of the top metal songs of 2017. - Metal_Treasure

7 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Apocalyptica

Metallica cover on cellos. When I heard this I thought Metallica song sounded like a modern metal cover of this classical piece... This actually shows how much metal music is based on classical. Metal is classical music in the era of electricity. - Metal_Treasure

8 Eyrie - Ne Obliviscaris
9 Hello - Evanescence

It has a short cello solo - Metal_Treasure

10 Urn (Part II) - As Embers Dance in Our Eyes - Ne Obliviscaris

The Contenders

11 Epilogue - Iced Earth

A short instrumental (2:21) that is the closing track to a metal album.
Cello - Steve Rogowski - Metal_Treasure

12 Intra Venus - Ne Obliviscaris
13 Drops of Jupiter - Train
14 Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
15 Something in the Way - Nirvana
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