Top Ten Music Genres with the Best Intros

Alkadikce
It is also interesting how there is no Best Song Intros list, just Best Rock Song Intros.

The Top Ten

1 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. ...read more.

Yes, the famous thrash riffs. Famous for a reason. - Metal_Treasure

Yes! - LightningStrike

2 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

Progressive rock is a genre where humanity can never run out of ideas. Together with jazz, you have the most possibilities to write songs. No wonder why is there no more boogie these days: there were so many regulations that nearly everything sounded the same. - Alkadikce

A lot of times, prog songs open with an intro that just takes you on a musical journey and gets you excited for what's going to come next. - Gg2000

3 Hard Rock Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

The otherwise spam voted Top 10 Instantly Recognizable Song Intros list is full of hard rock songs. - Alkadikce

4 Death Metal Death Metal

I tried to listen to different death metal bands more times (didn't succeed), I always loved the songs until the singing started. - Alkadikce

Haha, I perfectly understand this. I was like that but thankfully, not anymore so I can enjoy the entire songs. - Metal_Treasure

5 Symphonic Metal Symphonic Metal
6 Traditional Heavy Metal Traditional Heavy Metal

Very good intros. One of my favorites is The Trooper by Iron Maiden. - Metal_Treasure

7 Progressive Metal Progressive Metal

Check out "And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope" by Ne Obliviscaris. - Metal_Treasure

8 Jazz Jazz

Especially big band and dixieland. - Alkadikce

9 Electronic Electronic
10 Experimental Experimental

Although for me, experimental isn't a genre, it is anything that doesn't want ot fit it any other genres. - Alkadikce

Listen to the intros of Radiohead,Death Grips and Gorrillaz - DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

11 Ragtime

You can detect the genre in two seconds. Ragtime songs also make me think of Chaplin. - Alkadikce

12 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1950s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.

(for @LightningStrike:) What did you mean by Rock and Roll in your remix? In my country, "rock and roll" only refers to the 1950s genre with dominant second and fourth crotchets. However, on this site, it seems people use it for classic rock, or for any kind of rock music. - Alkadikce

13 Blues Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
14 Pop

Pop songs' intros are mostly better than the song itself. - Alkadikce

15 Old School Hip Hop

Public Enemy,Tupac and Eminem(I don't know if Eminem counts as old school to be honest) have amazing intros - DarkBoi-X

16 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Just listen to the opening of the song Lithium which is by Nirvana - DarkBoi-X

I like Come As You Are's intro more, although I don't like to judge a genre based on one band. - Alkadikce

17 Progressive Metal Progressive Metal

Already here at #9 - Alkadikce

18 Reggaeton Reggaeton
19 Punk Punk Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked ...read more.

Punk to the bones - Ypza

20 Rap
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Top Remixes

1. Thrash Metal
2. Progressive Rock
3. Jazz
Alkadikce
1. Thrash Metal
2. Traditional Heavy Metal
3. Death Metal
Metal_Treasure
1. Thrash Metal
2. Hard Rock
3. Electronic
LightningStrike

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