Metal Songs With The Best Drum Intros


The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Such a mainstream list... - ryanrimmel

Let's get this classic up on the top 10 - MetalFoREVer1228

Should be number 1

2 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

Most popular doesn't always mean the best. Compare this intro (now #1) with 'Haunted' by Annihilator (now #17) and you will feel the difference between the most popular and the best. - Metal_Treasure

Such a widely popular drum intro. - MetalFoREVer1228

3 Remenissions - Avenged Sevenfold

Everything about this intro is epic. One of my favorite drum parts from The Rev. - MetalFoREVer1228

Jimmy made this so amazing, it's absolutely beautiful!

I can listen to that intro over and over again - Lem

The best song ever. go a7x...

4 Territory - Sepultura
5 Vendetta - Slipknot

My favorite drum track from Slipknot and one of the fastest I know - Danielsun182

6 Stargazer - Rainbow

How can legendary song like this be this low? - DejanKalinic

This should be number one. It's Cozy Powell, I mean Cozy Fking Powell

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7 Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium
8 Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold

I wish Mike Portnoy stayed in Avenged Sevenfold. No offense to Arin Ilejay, but Mike is utterly amazing. - Lem

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9 Welcome - Slipknot
10 Haunted - Annihilator

The best and longest drum intro I've ever heard - 50 seconds of tight flawless drumming.
Mike Mangini is one of a kind drummer. Thumbs up! You can hear a section of the intro from the sample below. - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? Dyers Eve - Metallica

The Contenders

11 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

This isn't anything special. Just a bunch of snare hits. Same with No More Sorrow.

12 Ticks and Leeches - Tool V 1 Comment
13 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater

My favorite Dream Theater song. And Mike Portnoy's epic drumming is the reason that its my favorite. - MetalFoREVer1228

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14 Aggressive Opposition - All That Remains

Epic intro. Jason Costa is just a hell of a drummer - MetalFoREVer1228

15 Dead Memories - Slipknot
16 Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth
17 Facebreaker - Divine Heresy

Seriously a very technical intro courtesy of Tim Yeung. - MetalFoREVer1228

18 Bushpig - Anvil
19 The Grand Conjuration - Opeth
20 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
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List StatsUpdated 21 Jul 2017

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Vendetta - Slipknot
2. Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth
3. Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Territory - Sepultura
3. Ticks and Leeches - Tool
1. Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine
2. Dead Memories - Slipknot
3. Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin

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