Top Ten Underrated Album Openers

The Top Ten
1 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep (Salisbury) Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep (Salisbury) Cover Art

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

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

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

17 Intro - Lil Mosquito Disease (Infection) Intro - Lil Mosquito Disease (Infection) Cover Art
18 On Sight - Kanye West On Sight - Kanye West Cover Art
19 To Defy the Laws of Tradition - Primus (Frizzle Fry) To Defy the Laws of Tradition - Primus (Frizzle Fry) Cover Art

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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