Top 10 Metal Songs with the Best Intros

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

The Top Ten

1 Raining Blood - Slayer
2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3 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

4 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
5 Painkiller - Judas Priest

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 Haunted - Annihilator

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

9 Kafir! - Nile
10 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

One of the best songs with drum intros - zxm

12 Damien - Iced Earth
13 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
14 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
15 Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets
16 Hell Awaits - Slayer
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 Time What Is Time - Blind Guardian

Beautiful acoustic intro. - Metal_Treasure

20 Walk - Pantera

Simplicity at its best!

21 Fade to Black - Metallica
22 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
23 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Just amazing...

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

24 Enter Sandman - Metallica
25 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

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

26 Mother Earth - Within Temptation
27 Mysteria - Edguy

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

28 Fast As a Shark - Accept
29 Exit the Giants - Dead Brain Cells

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

30 Father Time - Stratovarius
31 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
32 Aces High - Iron Maiden
33 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Very good pairing of drums with guitars. - Metal_Treasure

34 Majesty - Blind Guardian
35 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth
36 Mouth for War - Pantera
37 Six Times Dead (16.6) - Primal Fear
38 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage
39 Chance - Savatage
40 I Am - Theocracy
41 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse
42 Angel of Death - Slayer
43 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!

44 Duality - Slipknot
45 Stargazer - Rainbow
46 Whiplash - Metallica
47 Blacklist - Exodus
48 Lack of Comprehension - Death
49 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

50 Beyond the Mirror - Beyond the Black
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Top Remixes

1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Metal_Treasure
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
2. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
3. Raining Blood - Slayer
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1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Kafir! - Nile
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest
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