Best Death Metal Intros


The Top Ten

1 Shadowfear - Vader UListen to Sample
2 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
3 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

That's the intro that made me a death metal fan, so... - Metal_Treasure

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4 Spirit Crusher - Death

Oh how times have changed, I made this list when I knew barley anything about Death Metal LOL - christangrant

This list looks completely different now and much better - your original top 10 contained 7 songs by Death, 2 by Cannibal Corpse and one by Opeth... - Metal_Treasure

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5 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

This is the sickest metal intro ever. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Dead by Dawn - Deicide UListen to Sample
7 Weltseele - Obscura

A long and beautiful intro. Hand down. - Metal_Treasure

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8 Lack of Comprehension - Death UListen to Sample
9 Heartwork - Carcass UListen to Sample
10 Crystal Mountain - Death UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Towards Dead End - Children of Bodom

This beautiful into's got a short guitar solo in it - Metal_Treasure

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12 Blackwater Park - Opeth
13 Evil to Cast Out Evil - Nile

The intro's got an oriental vibe to it, which isn't a surprise - Nile songs are about Egypt. - Metal_Treasure

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14 Empty Words - Death UListen to Sample
15 The Exorcist - Possessed UListen to Sample
16 Only Ash Remains - Necrophagist UListen to Sample
17 Scream Bloody Gore - Death
18 Immortal Rites - Morbid Angel UListen to Sample
19 Kafir! - Nile UListen to Sample
20 Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags - Amon Amarth

That's a very underrated intro and song. The riff is brilliant. - Metal_Treasure

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21 I Cum Blood - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
22 Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom UListen to Sample
23 Pull the Plug - Death UListen to Sample
24 Ode to the Sun - Obscura

It's melodic and brutal at the same time - the combination I love the most (when properly done). That gong sound is really brutal - I'm not sure they used an actual gong though, the drummer probably hit the top of his cymbals to produce that sound.
Just play the sample. - Metal_Treasure

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25 Voice of the Soul - Death UListen to Sample
26 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth UListen to Sample
27 Seed of Filth - Six Feet Under UListen to Sample
28 Apparition - Spawn of Possession UListen to Sample
29 Flesh and the Power It Holds - Death UListen to Sample
30 Thunderhorse - Dethlok UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris
2. Weltseele - Obscura
3. Shadowfear - Vader
1. Shadowfear - Vader
2. Dead by Dawn - Deicide
3. Heartwork - Carcass


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