Top 10 Power Metal Songs with the Best IntroPower Metal is a melodic non-extreme metal subgenre. Intros in Power Metal vary a lot and this is a good thing in my opinion - electric guitar intros, acoustic guitar intros, keyboards/piano intros, drum intros, vocal-focused intros, sounds (such as war sounds, clock sounds, thunder sounds), and many combinations between all listed.
In my original top 10 I included examples of this variety. But the most common intros are electric guitar riffs that is a characteristic of metal music in general.
The Top Ten
Progressive Power Metal at its best. Gorgeous and epic intro to one of the best power metal songs of the 21st century (2011). The sample below features part of the intro.
Love the intro, one of the best progressive power metal bands.
Momo told me to
*Hair grows back*
Oh mah gawd
A pretty unusual intro in 3 parts - flamenco style acoustic guitar, followed by a drum & riff "thunder", followed by a beautiful melodic riff. I love the contrast of these transitions. It works so well. The sample features the 2nd and the 3rd part of the intro. But the most unique element is the 1st part - the acoustic flamenco guitar.
The intro for this song is probably the best I’ve ever heard.
An electric guitar intro I like a lot. Kai Hansen rules!
Keyboards intro for ya by Tobias Sammet. Great song (don't miss the chorus).
It opens with ticking clock sounds, followed by drum-driven instrumental intro
Excellent proggy riffs, well paired with drums
A very cool drum-driven instrumental intro (The Curse of Feanor might be the heaviest song on this list; it's also one of the most underrated Blind Guardian songs)
I love it because it's very energetic (the sample features part of it because the intro is actually one of the riffs)
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the freakshow", followed by a great scream ("Oooh, yeah! ")
So what if it's cliche to put this on greatest power metal intros? It's still pretty damn epic.
The intro includes a drum solo that is about 10 seconds long
Hits like a truck, and I love it.
Electric guitar-driven intro (guitars - Kai Hansen)
An iconic intro - a guitar riff perfectly complemented by the drumming (drumming sounds like an extension of the riff - the sample features part of it). Perfect.
Sequence: sounds, short drum solo, killer riff
It opens with piano (this is a great Progressive Power Metal song; I think it's THE most underrated Blind Guardian song)
Raw, Thrashy, & Speedy - an underrated song. Somewhere Far Beyond and Imaginations from the Other Side were two great albums. I really miss that era of Blind Guardian.
Wow, the user Kelian ADDED 10 Blind Guardian SONGS! I didn't know there was another big fan of theirs on this site!
To me, the intro to this song sounds quite strange and mystical, which I believe is the essence of this beautifully crafted album. It's twin brother-like album "Somewhere Far Beyond", which although encompasses a lot more thrashier and aggressive element, also reflects subtleties of the same mystical quality through some really intriguing and thought-provoking lyricism. Hah, I might be completely off with my interpretation. Blame it all upon the Rush of Blood to the Head - Arhaan95
This is more like folk metal and not power metal
Hands down, top 5 intros in rock