I recently remarked on my personal favourite on the 'Lets Talk Metal' thread and got some interesting and surprising responses, which led me to think; I wonder what classical music other people find to sound 'metal', or what classical music do people think has informed metal in a big way?
My biggie is the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J S Bach. I guess it's a fairly obvious choice but it has been a staple for me since I was a teenager. I have often fantasised over the years about a metal band doing a full rendition of this piece, and I guess there would be other pieces that others feel this way about. I'm interested to hear.
For the few uninitiated out there (thanks LFF):
So guys, any suggestions, favourites, or comments? Links and the reasons for your choices would be grand.