Best Metal Album Openers

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The Top Ten

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

Awesome speed metal, almost thrash.

8 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
9 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

10 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

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

The Newcomers

? Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

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

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

The Contenders

11 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
12 Angel of Death - Slayer
13 Into the Crypts of Rays - Celtic Frost
14 Over the Wall - Testament
15 Rapid Fire - Judas Priest
16 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray
17 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards

Awesome riff, vocals and melody! - Metal_Treasure

18 Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest
19 War Ensemble - Slayer
20 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

The intro scream is insane! - Metal_Treasure

21 Sacrifice - Edguy
22 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
23 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
24 Nuclear Winter - Sodom
25 Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
26 Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica
27 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
28 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

29 Sirens - Savatage

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

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

Best Metallica song

50 Deathripper - Municipal Waste
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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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