Top 10 Metal Songs with the Best Intros

Intros of any type - electric or acoustic guitar intros, drum intros, bass, piano, vocals, screams, sounds...

The Top Ten

1 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
2 Raining Blood - Slayer
3 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
4 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

I know everybody expects Master of Puppets but I decided that this intro is pretty original. Don't worry, Master of Puppets is on here, too. - Metal_Treasure

5 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Cool drum intro and than suddenly the guitar kicks in. - Userguy44

Epic drum intro. - Metal_Treasure

Actually when I heard this song for first time, I didn't like it. But still I kept listening it for the drum intro. and now I love it - zxm

6 Peace Sells - Megadeth

Bass guitar intro. One of my favorite Megadeth songs. - Metal_Treasure

7 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

One of the most amazing metal riffs. - Metal_Treasure

8 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Oh please. This should be #1. The first 12 seconds are gold.

Very good pairing of drums with guitars. - Metal_Treasure

9 Haunted - Annihilator

You can hear part of the intro on the song sample. - Metal_Treasure

10 Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets

The Contenders

11 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

How to hell is this so underrated?

All aboard! Haha! - Userguy44

12 Angel of Death - Slayer
13 Kafir! - Nile
14 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

One of the best songs with drum intros - zxm

15 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater
16 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
17 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

This is just epic and impressive, and it's 2:13 minutes long. - Metal_Treasure

18 Alison Hell - Annihilator
19 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage
20 Stargazer - Rainbow
21 Lack of Comprehension - Death
22 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
23 Walk - Pantera

Simplicity at its best!

Epic Dimebag riff. - Userguy44

24 Fade to Black - Metallica
25 Hell Awaits - Slayer
26 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Just amazing...

The into is awesome. and the song gets better after the second riff (main riff) - zxm

27 Damien - Iced Earth
28 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
29 Enter Sandman - Metallica
30 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

Just play the song sample and enjoy the vocals - this is still part of the intro. - Metal_Treasure

31 Mother Earth - Within Temptation
32 Killing Fields - Slayer
33 Mysteria - Edguy

Splendid intro scream. Tobias Sammet vocal is awesome. - Metal_Treasure

34 Fast As a Shark - Accept
35 Exit the Giants - Dead Brain Cells

Just play the song sample and expect the unexpected... - Metal_Treasure

36 Father Time - Stratovarius
37 Time What Is Time - Blind Guardian

Beautiful acoustic intro. - Metal_Treasure

38 Aces High - Iron Maiden
39 Majesty - Blind Guardian
40 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
41 Mouth for War - Pantera
42 Six Times Dead (16.6) - Primal Fear
43 Chance - Savatage
44 I Am - Theocracy
45 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse
46 Harvester of Sorrow - Metallica

If you haven't already heard the intro to this song, do yourself a favour and listen to it now... It's the best thing you could ever do!

47 Duality - Slipknot

I like Slipknot... but they're not metal... - CaptainMowzker

48 Whiplash - Metallica
49 Blacklist - Exodus
50 Deceiver of Fools - Within Temptation

I consider the first 2 minutes with Sharon den Adel's most beautiful vocals the intro, then the main segment kicks in. - Martin_Canine

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
3. Angel of Death - Slayer
1. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
2. Raining Blood - Slayer
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
3. Raining Blood - Slayer

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