Best Metal Album Openers

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The Top Ten

1 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?

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

Awesome speed metal, almost thrash.

9 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
10 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

The Contenders

11 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian

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

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

Awesome riff, vocals and melody! - Metal_Treasure

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

The intro scream is insane! - Metal_Treasure

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

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

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