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 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth UListen to Sample
2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
3 Raining Blood - Slayer UListen to Sample
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

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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

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6 Enter Sandman - Metallica UListen to Sample
7 Peace Sells - Megadeth

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

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8 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

One of the most amazing metal riffs. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Master of Puppets - Master of Puppets UListen to Sample
10 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Just amazing...

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

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The Contenders

11 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Its number is six hundred and sixty six...

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12 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

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13 Orion - Metallica UListen to Sample
14 Haunted - Annihilator

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

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15 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

How to hell is this so underrated?

All aboard! Haha! - Userguy44

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16 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

One of the best songs with drum intros - zxm

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17 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
18 Kafir! - Nile UListen to Sample
19 Angel of Death - Slayer UListen to Sample
20 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth UListen to Sample
21 Fade to Black - Metallica UListen to Sample
22 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

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

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23 Alison Hell - Annihilator UListen to Sample
24 Walk - Pantera

Epic Dimebag riff. - Userguy44

Simplicity at its best!

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25 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage UListen to Sample
26 Stargazer - Rainbow UListen to Sample
27 Blacklist - Exodus UListen to Sample
28 Lack of Comprehension - Death UListen to Sample
29 Hell Awaits - Slayer UListen to Sample
30 Damien - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
31 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
32 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

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

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33 Mother Earth - Within Temptation UListen to Sample
34 Cemetary Gates - Pantera UListen to Sample
35 Killing Fields - Slayer UListen to Sample
36 Mysteria - Edguy

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

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37 Fast As a Shark - Accept UListen to Sample
38 Exit the Giants - Dead Brain Cells

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

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39 Father Time - Stratovarius UListen to Sample
40 Time What Is Time - Blind Guardian

Beautiful acoustic intro. - Metal_Treasure

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41 Aces High - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
42 Majesty - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
43 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth UListen to Sample
44 Mouth for War - Pantera UListen to Sample
45 Six Times Dead (16.6) - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
46 Chance - Savatage UListen to Sample
47 I Am - Theocracy UListen to Sample
48 The Violation - Fleshgod Apocalypse UListen to Sample
49 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!

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50 Duality - Slipknot

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

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Top Remixes (5)

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