Top Ten Metal Songs With the Most Unique Non-Electric Guitar Intros

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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21 King of the Kill - Annihilator
22 Father Time - Stratovarius
23 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
24 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

I'm disappointed that this isn't already part of this list. - Feirceraven

25 Time What is Time - Blind Guardian

Cool acoustic intro (flamenco style) to a pretty heavy song. - Metal_Treasure

26 Oops! I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

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.
"Perkele" - a Finnish word for the Devil/Satan used as a swear / curse word. - Metal_Treasure

27 Ride the Sky - Helloween

This song starts with an electric guitar riff. - Metal_Treasure

28 Stargazer - Rainbow

So legendary drum intro - DejanKalinic

29 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
30 Love Tyger - Edguy
31 The Happiest Days of Our Lives - Pink Floyd

This isn't a metal song... - Metal_Treasure

32 Invite It - Annihilator
33 Ravens Guide Our Way - Grand Magus

Ravens in the house. - Metal_Treasure

34 The Last Candle - Blind Guardian
35 Back for More - Ratt

Excellent acoustic intro on this one - Shake_n_Bake13

36 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

Great but not metal - Metal_Treasure

The most commanding song intro of all time - Shake_n_Bake13

37 Fighting the Darkness - Primal Fear

A beautiful piano intro to a beautiful epic song. - Metal_Treasure

38 Cosmosis (Bulerias) - Flametal

It opens with a flamenco guitar. - Metal_Treasure

39 Critical Acclaim - Avenged Sevenfold
40 Never Pray for Justice - Primal Fear
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3. Raining Blood - Slayer



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