Top 10 Metal Sub-Genres with the Best IntrosMetal_Treasure Any intros count - guitar, drum, bass, piano, keyboard, vocal, and so on. Although guitar intros are used most often in metal.
Feel free to add your favorite subgenres or/and tell us what are your favorite intros to songs from a subgenre on the list.
The Top Ten
Slayer - Raining Blood, Megadeth - Holy Wars, Metallica - Master Of Puppets - Metal_Treasure
Raining Blood intro is legendary. - DarkBoi-X
Iron Maiden - The Trooper (the intro riff is a stand alone melody)
Judas Priest - Painkiller (drum intro)
Primal Fear - Strike (Primal Fear is a modern band that sounds like Judas Priest, the song is of 2012) - Metal_Treasure
Power Metal intros vary greatly and variety is its biggest strength.
Electric guitar intros in power metal are similar to those of Iron Maiden, but there are some differences.
Standard electric guitar-driven intros: Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out in Space, Gardens of the Sinner, Man On A Mission, Land Of The Free
Keyboards intro: Edguy - Vain Glory Opera
Acoustic guitar intro: Blind Guardian - Time What Is Time
Vocal-focused intro: Edguy - Nailed to the Wheel - Metal_Treasure
Although I'm not a fan of Metal I really seem to like Thrash and Power Metal for some reason. - DarkBoi-X
Melodeth has some of the best guitar riffs and intros, and they are melodic.
Amon Amarth - Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags, The Pursuit of Vikings
Children of Bodom - every time I Die, Towards Dead End
Arch Enemy - War Eternal, The World Is Yours - Metal_Treasure
Example: Ne Obliviscaris - And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope
(this is the most unique metal intro I know; extreme prog metal is very experimental and here we even have violins) - Metal_Treasure
Obscura - Ethereal Skies, Akroasis, Ode to the Sun, Choir of Spirits, Diluvium, Perpetual Infinity
Necrophagist - Only Ash Remains, Stabwound
Beyond Creation - The Aura
Brutal Technical Death Metal version:
Nile - Evil To Cast Out Evil, Kafir!, Cast Down the Heretic - Metal_Treasure
Obscura- Weltseele, Septuagint
Augury - Illusive Golden Age - Metal_Treasure
Examples: Blind Guardian - Sacred Worlds, Wheel of Time - Metal_Treasure
Death metal has several subgenres but here I mean the old school Death Metal / traditional Death Metal (standard Death Metal).
Examples: Deicide - Dead by Dawn, Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites - Metal_Treasure
I mean non-extreme Progressive Metal (bands like Dream Theater, Voivod).
I hate that the term Progressive Metal means all types of prog metal but also the part of prog metal that isn't a subgenre, i.e. that isn't extreme prog, prog death metal, and the like. - Metal_Treasure
Black Metal isn't for everyone - intros can be very melodic but also very evil. - Metal_Treasure
I dunno why is this last? - BorisRule
Nope - DarkBoi-X
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List StatsCreated 12 Jan 2019
Updated 14 Jan 2019
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2. Traditional Heavy Metal
3. Power Metal