Metal instrumentals

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  1. Sheldon C

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    There is something about them that I love. My favorites are Metallica's Orion, Call of Ktulu, and To Live is to Die. Dream Theater has several very good instrumentals (although I think they are capable of writing something that could give Metallica's big three a run for their money, which they haven't done yet). Iced Earth has a pretty good one on their first album, Rush has YYZ, In Flames has a good instrumental on their Whoracle album.

    My point is that I wish there were a lot more metal instumentals out there. Does anyone know some goods ones that I may have missed out on?
     
  2. Scott Pagac

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    Here are a few off the top of my head...

    Iron Mainden "Phantom of the Opera" & "Losfer Words"

    Rush "Where's My Thing," "Leave That Thing Alone," & "La Vila Strangiato"

    Overkill's remake of "Frankenstein"
     
  3. Darryl

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    I gotta agree with Orion. Great song.

    Some of the 80's speed guitarists come to mind, like Ingwie Malmsteen and Tony MacAlpine. In fact intrumentals were the only thing of Ingwie's I could stand - why did he always have such crappy singers?
     
  4. JayV

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    James Murphy from Testament put out a largely instrumental album called Convergence. It's not bad and worth checking out.

    -j
     
  5. Jim_C

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    Definitely Villa Strangiato

    Far Beyond the Sun on Yngwie Malmsteens Rising Force is amazing IMO
     
  6. Trevor H

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    "Woodpecker From Mars" by Faith No More is pretty good.
     
  7. Mark All

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    "Coast to Coast" by the Scorpions from 1979--the LP with the bubble-gum LP cover rather than the wussy American market cover. [​IMG]
     
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    great great songs, brings me back [​IMG]. one of my all time favorites though was Tony MacAlpine's "Autumn Lords" on the Maximum Security album. oh my...i need to hear it now..bye.
     
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    Here's a few:

    "Ytsejam" - Dream Theater
    "Erotomania" - Dream Theater
    "Bombay Vindaloo" - Dream Theater
    "Captain Nemo" - Michael Schenker Group
    "Into the Arena" - Michael Schenker Group
    "Surfing with the Alien" - Joe Satriani
    "Cliffs of Dover" - Erik Johnson
    "Blue Powder" - Steve Vai
    "The King's Cup" - Tony MacAlpine
    "Race with Destiny" - Vinnie Moore
    "The Farandole" - Talas
    "Eruption" - Van Halen
    "Cathedral" - Van Halen
    "Scarified" - Racer X
    "Scit Scat Wah" - Racer X
    "Acid Rain" - Liquid Tension Experiment
    "Paradigm Shift" - Liquid Tension Experiment
    "When the Water Breaks" - Liquid Tension Experiment
    "Difficult to Cure" - Rainbow
    "Incipits" - TNT
    "Coast to Coast" - Scorpions
    "Dog Boots" - Planet X
    "Spare Chicken Parts" - Ice Age
    "Chaos" - Ayreon

    Not metal but great instrumentals...
    "Cruise Control" - Dixie Dregs
    "Scuttle Buttin'" - Stevie Ray Vaughn
    "Magnum Opus" - Kansas
    "The Spider" - Kansas
    "Eleanor Rigby" - Stanley Jordan
     
  11. Scott Pagac

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    You are correct, Jerry--I did mean "Transylvannia." I was at work and I did not have my brain plugged in at the time. Thank you for the reminder. [​IMG]
     
  12. Patrick_L

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    ah, yes, how can i forget Racer X??! :b

    here's a few more:

    "Concerto" and "Speed Metal Symphony" - Cacophony
    the entire album "Perpetual Burn" - Jason Becker
    the entire album "Dragon's Kiss" - Marty Friedman

    [​IMG]
     
  13. JayV

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    And come to think of it, how could I forget Apocalyptica? Great, great stuff. I have their Metallica album and, believe it or not, it has legs. I bought it for the novelty, thinking that I'd tire of it after a couple of weeks. I have not.

    -j
     
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    How about Gary Hoey's remake of the song Hocus Pocus? The original version by the band Focus is quite "heavy metal" sounding as well considering it was released in the early 1970's.

    Whoa... Racer X. I remember those guys...
     
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    i always thought Anesthesia from Kill 'Em All was better...
     
  16. Sheldon C

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    Wow John, that's quite a list and most of those I haven't heard before.

    David, yeah I really like Anesthesia from Kill em all too, but I have always thought of that one as more of a show off solo than an instumental.
     
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    It's probably not a coincidence. That's the sort of thing Rush would do.
     
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    "Midnight" and "Beginning" from Jimi Hendrix's War Heroes Album/CD

    "Red Alert" Tony Williams Lifetime
     

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