Top Ten Metal Songs With the Most Unique Non-Electric Guitar IntrosMetal_Treasure We are looking for VARIETY here - intros that are different from the expected riffs. It may be acoustic, or bass intro, drum intro, piano, scream, sounds... Anything cool and maybe unexpected on a metal song.
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Oh that bass intro it was great then the late great randy rhoads kicks in that riff it was awesome
SOMEONE: add "Last Rites/Loved to Deth" by Megadeth. It begins with piano.
Zxm comment is a reply to the visitor who said it's a bass intro. However, the song starts with Ozzy saying "All aboard! Haha Ay Ay Ay...". Guitar starts after it and yes, it's not a bass guitar. - Metal_Treasure
Oh, that funny intro... All aboard! Hahaaa Ay Ay Ay... - Metal_TreasureV 1 CommentUListen to Sample
This song is just awesome! - cjWriter1997
A legendary drum intro - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Psychotic and spooky screams from the master - Ian Gillan. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
The intro to this song is gunshots, helicopter, war sounds. So it fits the requirements. Plus, it sets the tone for the song very well and makes for a fantastic song.UListen to Sample
Intro with drums and other sounds. - Userguy44UListen to Sample
Somebody's breathing out there... and then thrash explodes. Awesome transition (play the sample). - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
This is a very long intro (2:13) and perhaps the most impressive intro I know - symphonic orchestra. The song is one of the best out there. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Vocal intro. - JoLeKosovoUListen to Sample
Drum intro inspired by Primus' "Too Many Puppies". - JoLeKosovoUListen to Sample
A punishing drum intro by Mike Mangini - 50 sec long. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
This is the most bizarre song I've ever heard, including the intro. Just give a listen to the song because it's description is gonna be long but useless. It's something you have to hear.
Should be in the top 10. - Metal_Treasure
The intro is on a bass guitar not an electric guitar.UListen to Sample
Mystic intro with some oriental air to it. This intro slides into your head like nothing else.
Try the song sample below (only part of the intro though). - Metal_Treasure
I heard it was synthesizer not sure though. - zxmUListen to Sample
A short drum intro and a gorgeous melodic scream from Jarkko Ahola. This guy screams a lot and pretty good.
The song is a great ELO metal cover. There's no scream in the original. Northern Kings also changed the drum beat in the intro as well as many other things.
ELO = Electric Light Orchestra. - Metal_Treasure
It wasn't that easy to find a cool piano intro because it's not very typical. This is a great song by a great but underrated band.
This intro was the theme song of some radio or T.V. show so I knew the tune and recognized it when I heard the song for the first time. - Metal_Treasure
What even is the intro? - Userguy44UListen to Sample
So legendary drum intro - DejanKalinicUListen to Sample
They did a Britney Spears cover?! - PhoenixAura81
An epic Britney Spears cover, haha. One of the funniest ever. This intro always puts a smile on my face - Alexi Laiho is such a badass (he spits, clears his throat, …)
I had to do some research to find out what exactly Alexi says: in the intro he yells "Perkele" - a Finnish word for the Devil/Satan used as a swear / curse word. - Metal_Treasure
Awesome song and intro (sounds). Give a listen, you won't be sorry - this is a unique song.
Vocals: Jørn Lande, Daniel Gildenlöw, Floor Jansen, Hansi Kürsch, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jonas Renkse, Steve Lee, Tom Englund. - Metal_Treasure
It opens with a barrel organ version of Johann Strauss II's waltz The Blue Danube. - Metal_Treasure
Really? I thought it was some electronic version of some carousel tune. - PhoenixAura81
I'm disappointed that this isn't already part of this list. - FeirceravenUListen to Sample
Cool acoustic intro (flamenco style) to a pretty heavy song. - Metal_Treasure
This song starts with an electric guitar riff and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
AAA For 40 seconds,awesome! - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345UListen to Sample
This isn't a metal song... - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
War sounds. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Ravens in the house. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Excellent acoustic intro on this one - Shake_n_Bake13UListen to Sample
Great but not metal - Metal_Treasure
The most commanding song intro of all time - Shake_n_Bake13UListen to Sample
A beautiful piano intro to a beautiful epic song. - Metal_Treasure
It opens with a flamenco guitar. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
War sounds, gunshots. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Piano intro. - Metal_Treasure
There are people who still don't know this song isn't metal. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
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