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The Top Ten
The best drum intro, you could just go through each and every song in this list except honor thy father, no other comes close to this song truly a great song with a great drum intro - amitcornelius1
Scott Travis the king of drumming with Dave Lombardo alongside him painkiller really shows off his true talent on the drums. Priest forever
Scott Travis made a great drumming work here! - rock2metal
I always rewind to the drum intro at least 10 times1 Comment
It's plainly amazing. It makes me trip out. - JoLeKosovo
What a groove! - Userguy44
Alex is almost as awesome as Eddie, sometimes.
Alex Van Halen shreds in drums! - rock2metal1 Comment
Mike poetnoy the best
The confusing "off beat" effect once you first hear it is pretty cool. It's also as powerful as the song requires.
Its like the drummer is an octopus - SweetChaos
I love judas priest but this is way better
Painkiller intro is actually pretty simple
The late, great Cozy Powell, this guy is truly a drum legend and this needs to be in the top 10. Not only is the intro great; it has Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore on guitar and Ronnie James Dio. These guys together was one of heavy metals greatest yet underrated moments.
Once you hear it, it'll get stuck in your mind for weeks. It fits the song really well, and I can imagine no better intro for the song.
Idiots and ignorants rule, almost all of you dumb kids never heard this song and the amazing intro by mr cozy powell one of the best drummers of all time
Just the way it launches straight into the rhythm of the song. Instead of me writing a huge comment, just listen and be amazed.
Epic! - Spyrofan35
Danny Carey is one of the best drummers when it comes to rhythms, and the intro to Ticks & Leeches is one of the highlights of his skill. - MKBeast
It's awesome - it's double bass. Can you imagine, Ian Paice played double bass in 1971! Go beat Deep Purple...
Lars Ulrich of Metallica attended one of the Deep Purple shows in Copenhagen, Denmark (he was 9-10) and was mesmerized by this double bass on Fireball (he saw that for the first time). - Metal_Treasure
Ian Paice is a tour de force behind the kit. With a little help from an air handler being switched on, he takes off like a jet engine and never lets up. This is clearly the best drum intro ever!
Definitely the best intro ever!
The reason I started drumming in the first place, great double bass intro, with smooth tom usage.
50 seconds of tight flawless drumming! Insane double bass - click on the sample button bellow to hear a section of this intro.
This is probably the longest drum intro ever and for me it's the best but I don't mind Painkiller at #1 (it's classic) and this at #2.
A merciless and very mean intro by Mike Mangini.
A lot better than When eagles dare - gameofIceandFire
At 16 right now, should be higher!
An awesome opening to an even greater album "Blood Mountain" ;) Brann is amazing
Fast and sexy song
Sounds like a short drum solo - it's awesome. Mike Mangini - great job! - Metal_Treasure
Metallica made a cover, but I think the original drumming is better - rock2metal
The song doesn't with drums. But after few seconds the drum beats are awesome. - zxm
Now I understand most of the hatred towards this band but I feel like Mat Nicholls' drumming is underappreciated and if you don't believe me, listen to the intro to this song and feel the emotion
One of the craziest intros - long and fast. No wonder - Anvil were one of the pioneers of speed and thrash metal. Should be in the top 10. - Metal_Treasure
In what world is a inferior cover higher than the original? - CaptDeadeye
Best drum intro ever just listen to the beginning and be focus only on the drums
Mike Portnoy said is da best
The drum intro is one of favourite intros. This is actually my favourite song by them. Sean Kinney does excellent in this song, and I think it needs to be higher on the list.
This is the best drum intro ever! Nick Menza is a beast on this one!
Dumbass put this here - CaptDeadeye
No it starts with guitar - Userguy44
Ian Paice is a beast. - Userguy44
The intro to this song is how I start my drum warm up every time I sit at the kit. Gets me in the mood and in the groove quick.
Wrong. It starts with guitar - Userguy44
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List StatsCreated 8 Feb 2011
Updated 24 May 2019
8 years, 281 days old
Top Remixes (5)
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3. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Rust In Peace... Polaris - Megadeth
3. Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
2. You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest
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