Best Metal Album Openers

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The Top Ten

1 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

The Best Damn song on the Rust in Peace album is first? WHat were they thinking?

To been honest I think the order of the album could be better if this one is the closer to Rust In Peace

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2 Aces High - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
3 Painkiller - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
4 War Pigs - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
5 Battery - Metallica UListen to Sample
6 Blackened - Metallica UListen to Sample
7 Exciter - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
8 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Awesome speed metal, almost thrash.

9 Bonded by Blood - Exodus UListen to Sample
10 Angel of Death - Slayer UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 King for a Day - Primal Fear

A song that instantly gets your blood pumping!
I can listen to it 5 times in a row.
Came out in 2014. - Metal_Treasure

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12 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian epicness at its best (2015 album). - Metal_Treasure

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13 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
14 Into the Crypts of Rays - Celtic Frost UListen to Sample
15 Over the Wall - Testament UListen to Sample
16 Rapid Fire - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
17 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
18 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

Hits you right out of your sleep'

The intro scream is insane! - Metal_Treasure

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19 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards

Awesome riff, vocals and melody! - Metal_Treasure

20 Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
21 War Ensemble - Slayer UListen to Sample
22 Sacrifice - Edguy UListen to Sample
23 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
24 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
25 Nuclear Winter - Sodom UListen to Sample
26 Wake Up Dead - Megadeth UListen to Sample
27 Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica UListen to Sample
28 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
29 Alison Hell - Annihilator

One of the best metal songs of all time.

Alison Hell is still the opener because Crystal Ann is an intro song (short acoustic piece, not entire song). - Metal_Treasure

This is not the album opener... Crystal Ann is - ryanrimmel

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30 Sirens - Savatage

ITunes uploaded a wrong sample track. It's not the original, it's not even Savatage. It's a cover. - Metal_Treasure

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31 Prison Song - System of a Down UListen to Sample
32 Anywhere In the Galaxy - Gamma Ray
33 Mr. Self Destruct - Nine Inch Nails UListen to Sample
34 Irresponsible Hate Anthem - Marilyn Manson UListen to Sample
35 Twist - Korn UListen to Sample
36 South of Heaven - Slayer UListen to Sample
37 Blind - Korn UListen to Sample
38 Godeatgod - Marilyn Manson UListen to Sample
39 Thaeter - Marilyn Manson UListen to Sample
40 Right Now - Korn UListen to Sample
41 N.W.O. - Ministry UListen to Sample
42 Caught Somewhere In Time - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
43 Stage Dive - Whiplash UListen to Sample
44 War is Hell - Toxic Holocaust UListen to Sample
45 The Last Act of Defiance - Exodus UListen to Sample
46 Sign of the Cross - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
47 Where Eagles Dare - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
48 The Hellion/Electric Eye - Judas Priest
49 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
50 Hit the Lights - Metallica

Best Metallica song

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
KobraKid
1. Bonded by Blood - Exodus
2. Battery - Metallica
3. Aces High - Iron Maiden
Thrash_or_Die
1. Majesty - Blind Guardian
2. King for a Day - Primal Fear
3. Aces High - Iron Maiden
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