Metal Songs With The Best Drum Intros

The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest Cover Art

The drums make this song even more epic than it already is.

Let's get this classic up on the top 10

Should be number 1

2 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Cover Art

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.

Such a widely popular drum intro.

3 Vendetta - Slipknot Vendetta - Slipknot Cover Art

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

4 Territory - Sepultura Territory - Sepultura Cover Art
5 Stargazer - Rainbow Stargazer - Rainbow Cover Art

How can legendary song like this be this low?

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

Cozy Powell was a god

Timeless classic.R.I.P. Cozy Powel.

6 Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium Cover Art
7 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine Cover Art

Based on this, Ov Fire, and Dead Memories being here, I can conclude that I don't think some of you know what drum intros are.

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

8 Ticks and Leeches - Tool

Greatest ever

9 Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth Cover Art
10 Dead Memories - Slipknot

The Contenders

11 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God Laid to Rest - Lamb of God Cover Art
12 Explosia - Gojira Explosia - Gojira Cover Art
13 Remenissions - Avenged Sevenfold Remenissions - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

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

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

I can listen to that intro over and over again

The best song ever. go a7x...

14 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater Cover Art

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

Should be one. It is like Mike Portnoy is an octopus.

Technical yet masterpiece

15 Detonation - Annihilator Detonation - Annihilator Cover Art

Mike Mangini - top notch metal drumming. Just an awesome intro!

16 Aftershock - Anthrax Aftershock - Anthrax Cover Art
17 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden Cover Art

I love this song's drumming more than every other song's drumming.

18 Haunted - Annihilator Haunted - Annihilator Cover Art

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.

Mike Mango is a boring drummer. I wished, Portnoy was still there with the band.

19 No More Sorrow - Linkin Park No More Sorrow - Linkin Park Cover Art
20 The Struggle Within - Metallica The Struggle Within - Metallica Cover Art
21 Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

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

Once again, Mike Portnoy dominates the drums.

22 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse Cover Art
23 Facebreaker - Divine Heresy Facebreaker - Divine Heresy Cover Art

Seriously a very technical intro courtesy of Tim Yeung.

24 Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art
25 Welcome - Slipknot
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