best instrumentals

Discussion in 'Heavy Metal' started by bassplaya, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. bassplaya

    bassplaya Member

    doesnt have to be just metal, i jsut didnt know where else to put it...
  2. trailerparkboy

    trailerparkboy Heat Bag

    what do you mean exactly? what instrument sounds the best? sorry im stoned right now, hahaha. Don't say my name bassplaya if you know who this is
  3. bassplaya

    bassplaya Member

    ya i know who.... and what i mean is good instrument-only songs; ie "Orion", "YYZ", etc.
  4. trailerparkboy

    trailerparkboy Heat Bag

    Oh... I got nothin
  5. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    I can't pick just one or two, since there are SO MANY fantastic instrumental pieces out there today. I'm a BIG fan of instrumental rock myself. Below is a list of some of my favorite instrumental tunes...

    By Joe Satriani:

    - Surfing With The Alien
    - Always With Me, Always With You
    - Flying In A Blue Dream

    By Yngwie J.Malmsteen:

    - Far Beyond The Sun
    - Black Star
    - Crying
    - Trilogy Suite OP.5

    By Steve Vai:

    - For The Love Of God
    - Sisters
    - Tender Surrender
    - There's A Fire In The House
    - Building The Church

    By Eric Johnson:

    - Cliffs Of Dover

    By Dream Theater:

    - Erotomania
    - Overture 1928

    By Jordan Rudess:

    - Quantum Soup

    By The Ventures:

    - Pipeline name a few of many....
  6. bassplaya

    bassplaya Member

    haha oh ya!! forget about the ventures! all there stuff is great, pipeline definitly one of the best. thanks for all those, A_T
  7. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    Oh, don't mention it, bassplaya. :)

    The Ventures are awesome! Speaking of surf music, Dick Dale is also a great surf guitarist.

    I just realized I forgot to include Joe Satriani's "Summer Song" on the list. That's like one of the Satch classics. Another fabulous player I forgot to mention is Jeff Beck. Pieces like "Where were you" and his version of "The Pump" are amazing. There's also Larry Carlton whose "Room 335" is considered to be one of the fusion masterpieces. Incidentally, Larry and Steve Lukather did a version of "The Pump" during their collaborative live event recorded in Japan, and both of their performances are quite fantastic.
  8. ethereal tard

    ethereal tard Member

    How about instrumental bands?

    Death Cube K
  9. ok here we go

    Pink Floyd: Echoes, Atom Heart Mother(kinda instrumental)

    and of course Metallicas Call Of Ktulu. Orion is ok...just wears on ur nerves.
  10. bassplaya

    bassplaya Member

    hahaha how can something be kind of instrumental?
  11. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    Well, some instrumental songs have subtle usage of vocals. Steve Vai's "Touching Tongues" or "Taurus Bulba" would be a good example, I'd say.
  12. bassplaya

    bassplaya Member

    ya i guess. god bless the children of the beast by motley crue would probly be considered an instrumental, even tho there is words, just chanting "god bless the children of the beast" over and over
  13. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member

    I'd have to go with Laguna Sunrise by Black Sabbath.
  14. PsyGrunge

    PsyGrunge Full Fractal Force

    if i had to pick ONE out of all the instrumentals i've heard, it'd definitely without a doubt be this one.
  15. Anesthesia - Metallica
    Call Of Ktulu - Metallica
    Orion - Metallica
    To Live Is To Die - Metallica
    Crystal Ann - Annihilator
    Sleeping Village - Black Sabbath
    1776 - Iced Earth
    Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
    Evil Thrill - Marty Friedman
    Absolution - Megadeth
    Planet Gemini - Michael Angelo
    Dee - Ozzy (Randy) - if you count things under 1 minute
    All of The Tallywood String Quartet's Remakes
    Icarus` Dream Suite Opus 4 - Yngwie Malmsteen

    I'm forgetting some, I know it.. And yeah, thats quite a few anyway..
  16. Cw684

    Cw684 Member

    I like YYZ by Rush.
  17. matt2369

    matt2369 Banned

    Hecate Enthroned-Beneath A December Twilight
    Quo Vadis-Tunnel Effect
    Kreator-Servant In Heaven,King In Hell

    The outro to Scariot-Tongueless God is the best bass piece ever.
  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Troll - Trollberg is one of my favs.
  19. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Yeah, Boris, Earth and 35007 have some good stuff :) Sunn0)) is especially cool live.
  20. I'm not fond of Drone.

    Emperor - The wanderer / Opus a Satana
    Xasthur - Walker of dissonant worlds (at least I THINK that's instrumental...)
    Ancient Rites' interludes like Avondland, The return etc.
    Marduk - Echoes from the past
    Iced Earth - 1776

    Can't think of any more right now...

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