Top Ten Best Metallica Intros

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1 For Whom the Bell Tolls

The best and no1 can replicate it and even Metallica can't do it what cliff has done - amitcornelius1

The intro is long and intimidating! This should be #1 without a doubt!

What Cliif is playing bass on the inro. Riffs are power and kirk's playing good. The best...

The most unbelievable heav intro Metallica has ever done. Couldn't believe this was a Metallica song when I forst heard it. Simply stunning headbanging music.

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2 One

Awesome collaboration between hetfield and hammett. the intro solo by hammett is specially memorable

3 Fade to Black

The best! It is amazing, I get lost when I listen to it. It so well written and beautiful and amazing, just astonishing. Wonderful music.

One of the best of Metallica, and the best intro... - doodad

This song intros just calm myself down. Sometimes, I feel sad in my heart... - 09ShamsulBahriel

Well this is the best along with master of puppets

4 Enter Sandman

Love the acoustic intro that transforms into an awesome metal riff, LOVE PLAYIN! METALLICA RULES

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5 Master of Puppets

the intro is perfect and so is the entire song

6 Ride the Lightning

Ride the lightning has the best intro, you'd be crazy not to think so. - Crash

Not my favorite but voted it just because I think it should be higher this and fade to black and master of puppets and battery are my 4 favorites

Such a classic thrash metal intro, the high pitched guitars are the lightning and the pounding tom drums are the thunder, perfect! The harmonies are such a great touch and the bass crunches through! Incredibly clever, then the headbanging chugging riff begins!

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7 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

I play that song on guitar.
For me it's the best song in the World, just listen to the whole song every day, you will understand me..

8 Battery

This 30s acoustic intro symbolizes the entire thrash genre! If I were to make a film on thrash this intro would be the first thing played! As soon as I hear this it instantly reminds me of the greatness that was to follow... - Cmf97351

the acoustic part is the best part of the entire song and sets up the whole song to make one there greatest songs ever

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9 Creeping Death Creeping Death
10 Nothing Else Matters

I want to say about this song just nothing else matter.. I also play this intro in my guitar & this is the 1st intro which my teacher taught me..

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The Newcomers

? Some Kind of Monster Some Kind of Monster

Descent song with a build up to an awesome intro - christangrant

? The Frayed Ends of Sanity The Frayed Ends of Sanity

This intro riff is from the Wizard of Oz but Metallica's twist on it makes this intro amazing and it totally pumps me up.

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The Contenders

11 St. Anger St. Anger

While the song itself isn't very good, the intro is badass. If they kept the aggression flowing from the intro throughout, this could've been one of Metallica's best songs. - MKBeast

12 Seek & Destroy
13 All Nightmare Long

Its defenetly better than the Unforgiven 1,2, and 3

14 Sad But True

I think about this intro all the time

15 The Struggle Within The Struggle Within

Cool! I love the drum intro to this song. It sounds so awesome. It sounds like a war is about to start in the intro which is pretty cool! Should be higher.

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16 Bleeding Me Bleeding Me
17 Leper Messiah Leper Messiah
18 Wherever I May Roam Wherever I May Roam

Love the ancient souning music at the start. - dragon13304

19 Fight Fire With Fire Fight Fire With Fire

How could anyone forget the acoustic intro to this song? It is so deceptive to non metal fans. They will think, "aw that's so nice! " but when the thrash kicks in, it will be different.

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1. Creeping Death
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1. For Whom the Bell Tolls
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