Instru-Metal Symphony: The 20 Greatest Heavy Metal & Hard Rock Instrumental Songs

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12. Dream Theater “Stream of Consciousness”
Appearing on their 2003 album, Train of Thought, the epic 11:16 track contains some of the progressive metal band’s most memorable riffs.


11. Racer X “Technical Difficulties”
The title track to the metal band’s third studio album evolved from the introductory song “Metal Dog” on guitarist Paul Gilbert’s 1994 instructional video, Terrifying Guitar Trip.