Top Ten Underrated Album Openers


The Top Ten

1 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep (Salisbury)

The riff and the intro scream are the best things for me. - Metal_Treasure

From an overall very underrated album and band.Loved it since the first listen mainly because of that awesome intro riff,very heavy for 1970 standards.Also David Byron great vocal performance,probably his best. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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2 Of Rage and War - Savatage (Gutter Ballete)

The bass line in this song is probably the best thing about it,but the rest of the song is great too.Also the lyrics are very intersting though weird. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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3 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear (16.6 Devil Before You Know )

I have to thank Metal_Treasure for introducing me this band. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Sorry,the actual album title 16.6 the Devil Before you Know You are Dead - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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4 Freedom - Alice Cooper (Raise and your fist and yell)

From an hated album by Alice.The rest of the album trurly ain't that good but I love this song.Very energetic and the guitar solo is one of the bests from his songs. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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5 Futureal - Iron Maiden (Virtual XI)

It's simple but great,better than many Iron Maiden songs since Brave New World.I wish they do more songs like this if they will release another album,I don't hate them but I am tired of hearing only Prog songs by Maiden. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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6 Lake of Fire - Bathory (Destroyer of the Worlds)

If only the rest of the album sounded like this. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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7 Time Bomb - G.B.H. (City Baby Attacked By Rats)

The whole album is a must listen to any hardcore punk fan or a metalhead who loves early extreme metal.I made a list about it,Top Ten Songs in Charged GBH's City Baby Attacked by Rats. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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8 Anthem - Rush (Fly by Night)

The closest they ever got to metal. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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9 What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You) - Twisted Sister (Under the Blade)

A very fitting song for an opening.The whole album is a must listen to anyone who thinks they were just a ''Glam'' band. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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10 Keep Yourself Alive - Queen (Queen)

The last one because it ain't as underrated as the other songs in this list. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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The Contenders

11 Plastic Bomb - Poison Idea (Feel the Darkness)

Great opener. Like what HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345 said about GBH, I think Metalheads may like Poison Idea. - THC13

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13 Tailgunner - Iron Maiden (No Prayer for the Dying)

Most Iron Maiden fans will agree that 'No Prayer For the Dying' is not one of the bands better albums. That being said though, I do have a soft spot for the opening track 'Tailgunner'. It kinda gives me vibes of 'Aces High', being a song that makes me think of aerial combat, the song has a catchy chugging rhythm to it, and those revving guitar riffs in the middle all make this a satisfying Iron Maiden song. - SuperSonic17

I could be wrong but I've always thought most people consider it among the band's weaker albums, especially with Bruce's vocals being shot. - truckturner

14 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin (Presence)

One of my favorites

15 Ain't My Bitch - Metallica (Load)

Uneven album but this is a good kick-off. - truckturner

16 Let There Be More Light - Pink Floyd (A Saucerful of Secrets)

One of the most beautifully underrated Pink Floyd songs ever. - LightningStrike

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19 To Defy the Laws of Tradition - Primus (Frizzle Fry)

The opening song of their debut album, it may well be their best. The opening YYZ intro, the clean bassline, the crazy playing, the rebellious lyrics, the surprising mood chages (from frantic to calm, then back to frantic), and the overal energy. A must-listen if you haven't heard of Primus (or even if you have). - JoLeKosovo

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Top Remixes

1. Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep (Salisbury)
2. Of Rage and War - Savatage (Gutter Ballete)
3. Futureal - Iron Maiden (Virtual XI)
1. Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep (Salisbury)
2. Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear (16.6 Devil Before You Know )
3. Of Rage and War - Savatage (Gutter Ballete)


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