Posted by Reggie
I love the power of a good instrumental song. Sometimes they can be energizing or even relaxing depending on the band’s intent with the song. Some bands use an instrumental song to display a different, sometimes softer side. And, sometimes an instrumental is a collection of left over riffs and drum parts that didn’t make the final cut. Or, perhaps they just couldn’t find the words to go with the music. However they are composed, the instrumental song is a track I look for and hope to find on any album; though there are some bands where it’s almost an expectation. This is list comprised of 25 word-less songs that I find essential to my music library. I wouldn’t sweat over the exact order, but yeah the ones at or near the top of this list are definitely my favorites. I know there are many more instrumental songs out there, but these are mine…so to speak. This list is also limited to only three per band and only one band made this list three times. Enjoy!
22. The Call of the Ktulu – Metallica
Of all the songs on the track list for Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, I think this one was the best one. It was already dark and moody to begin with, but toss in a symphony and it gave this song much greater depth. The rest of that album didn’t do much for me, but this one stuck out. So, this one applies to both versions of the song.
21. Coat of Arms – Sabaton
A band I never heard of until I saw them open one of the stages at Sonisphere 2010 in the U.K. (I think that was the year). They got the crowd moving during their 10am set…or whenever it was they started. Their music can be so motivational. For example, when I am working out and about to quit and call it a day I often turn to Sabaton to gather the motivation I need to go another 15 minutes or so. Though there are some background vocals in this instrumental, I still consider it instrumental.