Metal Songs With The Best Drum Intros


The Top Ten

1 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Such a mainstream list... - ryanrimmel

Should be number 1

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

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 Vendetta - Slipknot

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

5 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

6 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...

7 Ticks and Leeches - Tool

Greatest ever

8 Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium
9 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

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

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. - MetalFoREVer1228

10 Ov Fire and the Void - Behemoth

The Contenders

11 Dead Memories - Slipknot
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 Facebreaker - Divine Heresy

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

17 Explosia - Gojira
18 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

19 Detonation - Annihilator

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

20 Aftershock - Anthrax
21 Aggressive Opposition - All That Remains

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

22 No More Sorrow - Linkin Park
23 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

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

24 The Struggle Within - Metallica
25 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse
26 Three Nil - Slipknot

Joey does some great blasting for this one. - MetalFoREVer1228

27 Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne
28 Indians - Anthrax
29 Six Times Dead (16.6) - Primal Fear

Sheer delight. Long live Randy Black! - Metal_Treasure

30 Dyers Eve - Metallica
31 Trust - Megadeth
32 Raining Blood - Slayer
33 Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death
34 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
35 People = **** - Slipknot
36 Open Face Surgery - Cryptopsy
37 The Curse of Feanor - Blind Guardian
38 Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin
39 Chapter Four - Avenged Sevenfold
40 Skin O'My Teeth - Megadeth
41 Song 4 - Babymetal
42 Bushpig - Anvil
43 Death Is Certain (Life Is Not) - Dark Angel
44 Moonlight Equilibrium - The Black Dahlia Murder
45 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

46 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon
47 You Could Be Mine - Guns N Roses
48 Locust - Machine Head
49 Davidian - Machine Head
50 The Last Fight - Bullet for My Valentine
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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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