Best Songs That Start a Rock/Metal Album

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These songs were number one on the track list and really got us pumped!

The Top Ten

1 Enter Sandman - Metallica
2 Painkiller - Judas Priest
3 Angel of Death - Slayer

AAAaah! - Tom Araya 1986

R.I.P. Slayer 1981 - 2018 its been a pleasure listening to your music :c. - awesomedp900

"AAAHHH" - Tom Araya, 1986 - Brobusky

4 Remnants/Asylum - Disturbed
5 Aces High - Iron Maiden
6 Foreword/Don't Stay - Linkin Park
7 Battery - Metallica

Possibly my fave Metallica song

8 Shepherd of Fire - Avenged Sevenfold
9 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

There's songs on this list I like more, but this is the song on the list that best sets the scene for the rest of its album, which I think is important for an opening track. - truckturner

10 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

The best introduction to one of the most badass albums ever produced. - MetalPope

12 War Pigs - Black Sabbath
13 Ace of Spades - Motörhead
14 Soldier Side - System of a Down

Technically soldier side doesn't start the album. Soldier side - intro starts off Mezmerize, but soldier side doesn't start Hypnotize. They're different songs. - MetalPope

15 Vicarious - Tool
16 Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine
17 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
18 Prison Song - System of a Down
19 Million Miles an Hour - Nickelback
20 Majesty - Blind Guardian
21 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray

A true masterpiece - DejanKalinic

22 Crimson King - Demons & Wizards
23 Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
24 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
25 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica
26 Ghost of Perdition - Opeth

It starts off slowly... You don't even see it coming, then... See for yourself! Fantastic opening track. - IronSabbathPriest

27 War Ensemble - Slayer
28 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
29 Them Bones - Alice in Chains
30 King for a Day - Primal Fear
31 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
32 The End - My Chemical Romance

So AMAZING! - ILikeBVB

33 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Great song, should be a lot higher. - Metalfan2112

34 Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen
35 Architects - Rise Against
36 Jotun - In Flames
37 After the Eulogy - Boysetsfire
38 Walk Astray - Boysetsfire
39 Eviction Article - Boysetsfire
40 You Are (The Government) - Bad Religion
41 Killem All - King 810
42 State of the Union - Rise Against
43 Black Masks & Gasoline - Rise Against
44 Intro/Chamber the Cartridge - Rise Against
45 Sun Tzu Says - Sabaton
46 (515) - Slipknot
47 742617000027 - Slipknot
48 Attack - System of a Down
49 Spirit - Ghost
50 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Foreword/Don't Stay - Linkin Park
2. Remnants/Asylum - Disturbed
3. Enter Sandman - Metallica
Jetticus12
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
3. Angel of Death - Slayer
christangrant
1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
2. Remnants/Asylum - Disturbed
3. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
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