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

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10. Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24″
This instrumental medley of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Carol of the Bells” was first released on the Savatage album Dead Winter Dead and re-released by TSO on their 1996 debut, Christmas Eve and Other Stories; it is currently second on the list of all-time best-selling holiday digital singles in SoundScan history.


9. Animals as Leaders “CAFO”
A track off the progressive metal band’s debut self-titled album, it establishes the band as modern instrumental masters – showcasing band leader Tosin Abasi’s unique, intricate and technical guitar playing.