Metal Storm logo
My Favorite Instrumental Metal Songs


I love instrumentals (songs without vocals)!
One doesn't need words to convey a message and evoke emotions. Instrumentals also show how metal is very closely related to classical music!
These are my favorite instrumental songs. (There are some songs that contain a few spoken words. These I denote with *)
Suggestions are appreciated! Enjoy!

Created by: F3ynman2000 | 02.07.2021



1. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep
2. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
The Call of Ktulu
3. Summoning - Minas Morgul
Soul Wandering
4. Metallica - ...And Justice for All
To Live is to Die *
5. Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
The Hellion
6. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Voice of the Soul
7. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
The Ultra-Violence
8. Metal Church - Metal Church
Merciless Onslaught
9. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
War
10. Quo Vadis - Day Into Night
Dream
11. Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
A New Power is Rising *
12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Good Mourning *
13. Death - Human
Cosmic Sea
14. Megadeth - Dystopia
Conquer or Die *
15. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What?
Into the Lungs of Hell
16. In Flames - The Jester Race
The Jester's Dance
17. Hazzerd - Misleading Evil
Misleading Evil
18. Metallica - Master of Puppets
Orion
19. Testament - The Formation of Damnation
For the Glory of...
20. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Orchid
21. Testament - Practice What You Preach
Confusion Fusion
22. Summoning - Minas Morgul
Orthanc
23. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
At the Fathomless Depths
24. In Flames - The Jester Race
Wayfaerer
25. Helloween - Keeper of The Seven Keys Part I
Initiation
26. Judas Priest - Firepower
Guardians
27. Vektor - Terminal Redux
Mountains Above the Sun
28. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King
Prelude to Madness
29. Summoning - Lugburz
Grey Havens
30. Dissection - The Somberlain
Feathers Fell
31. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Odin's Ride over Nordland
32. Testament - The New Order
Hypnosis
33. Lord Belial - Enter The Moonlight Gate
Forlorn in Silence
34. Stormtroopers Of Death - Speak English Or Die
March of the S.O.D.
35. Dissection - The Somberlain
Crimson Towers
36. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Transylvania
37. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
38. Judas Priest - Painkiller
Battle Hymn
39. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
Choir of the Damned (Intro)



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
[ More lists by F3ynman2000 ]



Comments

‹‹ Back to Lists
Comments: 11   Visited by: 19 users
02.07.2021 - 21:50
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Some real good one's here🖒I have listed a few of my personal favourite instrumentals:

(Emperor) Alsvartr - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk. One of the most epic instrumental intros I've heard.

(Taake) Doedskvad - Hordaland Doedskvad Pt.6. Very Melodic and groovy for this kind of black metal.

(Summoning) Bauglir - Oath Bound. Sets a good atmosphere to begin the album.

(Rush) La Villa Strangiato - Hemispheres. Possibly the best drummer, and bass player in Hard Rock history showing just how talented they are.
----
My Top 200+ Favourite Metal/Rock Songs Ever!

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6729
Loading...
02.07.2021 - 23:47
Redel

Good idea for a list.
And a lot of good songs here. Many of them I wouldnt have come up with from the top of my head I guess.
I have not yet thought about this list for myself.
But what I can say so far is that my favourite instrumental metal song of all time clearly is Death Angel's The Ultra-Violence (title track from the respective album).
Loading...
03.07.2021 - 02:22
F3ynman2000

Written by Redel on 02.07.2021 at 23:47

Good idea for a list.
And a lot of good songs here. Many of them I wouldnt have come up with from the top of my head I guess.
I have not yet thought about this list for myself.
But what I can say so far is that my favourite instrumental metal song of all time clearly is Death Angel's The Ultra-Violence (title track from the respective album).

Thanks! I'll have to check that song out.
Which songs in the list were unexpected for you?
----
My Favorite Metal Albums of All Time: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6697
180 Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album): http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6721
Loading...
03.07.2021 - 02:26
F3ynman2000

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 02.07.2021 at 21:50

Some real good one's here🖒I have listed a few of my personal favourite instrumentals:

(Emperor) Alsvartr - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk. One of the most epic instrumental intros I've heard.

(Taake) Doedskvad - Hordaland Doedskvad Pt.6. Very Melodic and groovy for this kind of black metal.

(Summoning) Bauglir - Oath Bound. Sets a good atmosphere to begin the album.

(Rush) La Villa Strangiato - Hemispheres. Possibly the best drummer, and bass player in Hard Rock history showing just how talented they are.

Thanks for the suggestions! As you can see, I've listened to more Summoning songs - their instrumentals are great. A New Power is Rising was epic with that haunting ring verse and marching drums (and trumpets?)
----
My Favorite Metal Albums of All Time: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6697
180 Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album): http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6721
Loading...
03.07.2021 - 22:08
Redel

Written by F3ynman2000 on 03.07.2021 at 02:22

Thanks! I'll have to check that song out.
Which songs in the list were unexpected for you?

Well, it was not really specific songs from your list that I did not expect to find here.
It was rather that had you ask me to name some of my favourite instrumental metal songs ever before posting your list I would probably not have come up with that many at all.
The instrumental one is a category of songs that is not particularly present for me in metal generally I guess. My mentioned favourite one being an exception.
If you are up for early thrash of the type of Death Angel or Exodus you should indeed check out that song.
And I should make up my mind about some more of my favourite instrumental metal songs and come back to you here in case I have something more to suggest.
Loading...
06.07.2021 - 18:48
F3ynman2000

Written by Redel on 02.07.2021 at 23:47

But what I can say so far is that my favourite instrumental metal song of all time clearly is Death Angel's The Ultra-Violence (title track from the respective album).

I just listened to it - fantastic! I've added it to my list (along with Metal Church's Merciless Onslaught, Black Sabbath's Orchid, and Testament's Hypnosis)
----
My Favorite Metal Albums of All Time: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6697
180 Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album): http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6721
Loading...
16.07.2021 - 16:42
blackwreath13

Hell yeah, awesome picks. Call of Ktulu is my top Metallica track.
Loading...
16.07.2021 - 17:10
F3ynman2000

Written by blackwreath13 on 16.07.2021 at 16:42

Hell yeah, awesome picks. Call of Ktulu is my top Metallica track.

Thanks! Indeed, Call of Ktulu is a masterpiece! For some reason, I've seen people claim that it's a weak track...
I've lately been keeping an eye out for instrumentals and I was surprised to see them by places I wouldn't expect: Pleasure to Kill, Iron Maiden, So Far So Good So What (I'm especially fond of the latter track - What a unique opening to a Megadeth album!)
----
My Favorite Metal Albums of All Time: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6697
180 Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album): http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6721
Loading...
16.07.2021 - 19:34
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 16.07.2021 at 17:10

Written by blackwreath13 on 16.07.2021 at 16:42

Hell yeah, awesome picks. Call of Ktulu is my top Metallica track.

Thanks! Indeed, Call of Ktulu is a masterpiece! For some reason, I've seen people claim that it's a weak track...
I've lately been keeping an eye out for instrumentals and I was surprised to see them by places I wouldn't expect: Pleasure to Kill, Iron Maiden, So Far So Good So What (I'm especially fond of the latter track - What a unique opening to a Megadeth album!)

I was lucky enough to see them play it live, it was amazing. Oh yeah, Into the Lungs of Hell is possibly my fav song on that album.
If you're on the lookout for more here's some Black Metal recommendations if you weren't already aware of them:
Gorgoroth - Heaven's Fall, Huldrelokk
Emperor - The Wanderer
Watain - Lawless Darkness, Withershins, Dead But Dreaming
Mayhem - A Wise Birthgiver
Shining - Till minne av daghen
Enthroned - Ingressvs Regnvm Spiritvs, Antares
Blut Aus Nord - Inner Metal Cage, Procession of the Dead Clowns
Deathspell Omega - First Prayer, Second Prayer
Marduk - Echoes From the Past (Not what you would expect from Marduk)

And some others:
Candlemass - Marche Funebre, Black Candles, Prologue, The Opal City
Paradise Lost - Angel Tears
Cathedral - Cathedral Flames
Electric Wizard - Black Magic Rituals & Perversions
Cannibal Corpse - Infinite Misery
Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines IV: Ruins
Obituary - Redneck Stomp
Arch Enemy - Enter the Machine
Destruction - Thrash Attack
Nuclear Assault - Game Over
Dark Angel - Cauterization
Sodom - Procession to Golgotha
Loading...
10.09.2021 - 06:01
sgtrobo

A list that has a lot of Dissection = good list, automatically
Loading...
10.09.2021 - 18:10
F3ynman2000

Written by sgtrobo on 10.09.2021 at 06:01

A list that has a lot of Dissection = good list, automatically

Indeed!
----
My Favorite Metal Albums of All Time: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6697
180 Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album): http://metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6721
Loading...

Hits total: 202 | This month: 14