Top 10 Songs that Left You in Awe When You First Heard Them

Songs that blew your mind because you heard something that impressed you.
These are mine, please add yours.

The Top Ten

1 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

When I first heard this I was in shock... at how Amazing this was - christangrant

My jaw dropped when I first heard this song... - Metal_Treasure

@Say10 - not only the intro, everything. Composition, instrumental performance and the vocals, especially at 7:00-7:10 ("ah ah ah ah"), which sounds as if a female (soprano) sang it and not a baritone metal singer. Even though I knew Hansi can do everything with his voice and morph it like nobody else, this really surprised me. - Metal_Treasure

2 Reptile - Nine Inch Nails

As I said in my remix of this list ~
"The song that made me a NIN fan. Incredibly impressive stuff and super fun to listen to. Feels like a horror movie soundtrack."

Best part about this song is that it's almost 7 minutes long, so there's plenty of great moments to fall in love with in this song. - cjWriter1997

3 Bleed - Meshuggah

I didn't know the full extent of djent until I heard this. I was instantly hooked, and I haven't looked back. - Zalazaar

This is djent baby! - Metal_Treasure

4 Arriving Somewhere but Not Here - Porcupine Tree
5 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
6 Right in Two - Tool
7 Lunar Wilderness - Between the Buried and Me
8 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

I will never be able to choose between this song and Wheel of Time (also by Blind Guardian). But I remember that this one impressed me more after the first listen. Currently both impress me equally. - Metal_Treasure

9 Stargazer - Rainbow
10 Valhalla - Blind Guardian

The Contenders

11 Idioteque - Radiohead
12 One - Metallica
13 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
14 Floods - Pantera

That Guitar Solo and Outro left me speechless - christangrant

15 Voice of the Soul - Death

I was in shock, It was so jaw-dropping...Legendary! - Ananya

Yep, I was blasted with awesomeness - Arcxia

16 Elite - Deftones
17 Painkiller - Judas Priest
18 Child in Time - Deep Purple
19 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris
20 Square Hammer - Ghost
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Top Remixes

1. Reptile - Nine Inch Nails
2. Bleed - Meshuggah
3. Arriving Somewhere but Not Here - Porcupine Tree
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Floods - Pantera
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest



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