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 Territory - Sepultura
4 Stargazer - Rainbow

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

Cozy Powell was a god - TheStargazer

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

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

5 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...

6 Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium
7 Ticks and Leeches - Tool

Greatest ever

8 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

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

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

The Newcomers

? Vendetta - Slipknot

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

The Contenders

11 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

12 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater

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

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

13 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

Once again, Mike Portnoy dominates the drums. - MetalFoREVer1228

14 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
15 Welcome - Slipknot
16 Explosia - Gojira
17 Facebreaker - Divine Heresy

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

18 Detonation - Annihilator

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

19 Aftershock - Anthrax
20 Aggressive Opposition - All That Remains

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

21 No More Sorrow - Linkin Park
22 Bushpig - Anvil
23 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
24 Six Times Dead (16.6) - Primal Fear

Sheer delight. Long live Randy Black! - Metal_Treasure

25 Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne
26 Indians - Anthrax
27 Three Nil - Slipknot

Joey does some great blasting for this one. - MetalFoREVer1228

28 Raining Blood - Slayer
29 Trust - Megadeth
30 Open Face Surgery - Cryptopsy
31 The Curse of Feanor - Blind Guardian
32 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
33 People = **** - Slipknot
34 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

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

35 Dyers Eve - Metallica
36 Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death
37 Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin
38 Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold
39 Skin O'My Teeth - Megadeth
40 Song 4 - Babymetal
41 Death Is Certain (Life Is Not) - Dark Angel
42 Moonlight Equilibrium - The Black Dahlia Murder
43 The Legacy - Black Veil Brides

No offense to whoever added this, but Black Veil Brides are NOT metal and shouldn't be misinterpreted as such, and if you consider them metal, well... I don't know what to tell you - MetalFoREVer1228

44 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon
45 You Could Be Mine - Guns N Roses
46 Locust - Machine Head
47 Davidian - Machine Head
48 The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine
49 The Somatic Defilement - Whitechapel
50 Pit of Zombies - Cannibal Corpse
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Top Remixes (6)

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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