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

2 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear (16.6 Devil Before You Know )
3 Of Rage and War - Savatage (Gutter Ballete)
4 Freedom - Alice Cooper (Raise and your fist and yell)
5 Time Bomb - G.B.H. (City Baby Attacked By Rats)
6 Lake of Fire - Bathory (Destroyer of the Worlds)
7 Futureal - Iron Maiden (Virtual XI)
8 Anthem - Rush (Fly by Night)
9 What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You) - Twisted Sister (Under the Blade)
10 Keep Yourself Alive - Queen (Queen)

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

12 Caught Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden
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

17 Intro - Lil Mosquito Disease (Infection)
18 On Sight - Kanye West
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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