Best Songs That Metal Bands Began Their Career With

The Top Ten

1 Hit the Lights - Metallica UListen to Sample
2 Evil Has No Boundaries - Slayer UListen to Sample
3 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Majesty is still one of the best speed metal songs, if not the best. The chorus is one of the best, too. And after 30 years Blind Guardian are still one of the best metal bands, with an amazing album in 2015. Great career these guys. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Pretty much set the tone for their career with Ozzy - ryanrimmel

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5 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen

Still one of the best metal instrumental pieces. Just mindblowing. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Prowler - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
7 Last Rite/ Loved to Deth - Megadeth UListen to Sample
8 Phantasmagoria - Annihilator

A song with killer riffs. It was their demo, even before their debut album. This song pretty much hepled them get a recording contract. It was included in their 2nd album.
Officially their first song on the debut album is actually Alison Hell, a technical thrash masterpiece. The debut album also has a very short acoutic intro piece - Crystal Ann, but I don't count it in the context of this list. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Ride the Sky - Helloween

Awesome speed metal song. It's in my personal Top 3 best speed metal songs. - Metal_Treasure

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10 Infernal Death - Death

Actually their first song was legion of doom back in their early demos

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The Contenders

11 Sirens - Savatage
12 Motorhead - Motorhead UListen to Sample
13 Man On the Silver Mountain - Rainbow UListen to Sample
14 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot UListen to Sample
15 Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin

Not a metal band, not a metal song. Shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

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16 One for the Road - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
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