Most Unforgettable Moments in Metal SongsMany metal songs have more than one unforgettable moment and a song can be on this list more than once - feel free to add songs and moments that impressed you the most.
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I'm referring to the intense instrumental part before and during the lines that begin with "Darkness imprisoning me". This part is informally called by the fans "Machine Gun part". If you hear that part you will understand why.
This is probably what made metal what it is today.
Agreed. The drumming was brilliantly played - TheDarkOne_221b
The best part of this song.
Just play the sample and you will hear it. Awesome!
Fear of the Dark's and Face in the Sand's intro is more unforgettable for me, but Hallowed Be Thy Name is up there as well. The most unforgettable moment in this song is the main riff to me.
I agree that the main riff is the best part of Hallowed Be Thy Name but I didn't add it because if a song component appears more than once in a song I don't consider it a "moment". But you can add it because I didn't explain clearly what I mean by "moment" and I accept a broader interpretation of "moment". Slayer riff I mentioned appears only once.
Vocals in the intro are absolutely unforgettable - Bruce performs great long sustains and a masterful scream.
Once the guitar picks up with dickinson's loowww I'd say is better
This is how you start a metal song!
Just play the sample, it features part of the intro because the intro is very long. Violin and proggy drums are awesome.
One of my most favorite guitar intros in metal (the sample succeeds to feature it because the intro is pretty long).
By Adrian Smith and Dave Murray
Just play the sample
That intro (at least until the guitar part showed up) was REALLY danceable and awesome.
Play the sample to hear part of the intro
What is that intro?
4:28-4:38 is the end of the 1st solo (by G. Tipton) - one of the most emotional 10 seconds I know.
By Glenn Tipton and K. K. Downing
Cliff killed it here. The first that comes to mind where I listen this song is that damn bass solo. I just love it!
The sample is wrong.
There's no actual choir - all multi-layered vocal tracks with the beautiful overlapping harmonies were sung by one person only - the lead singer.
At 4:15-4:45 by Dominic "Forest" Lapointe.
The moment where the songs starts to fade out out like it is about to end, stops only to go right back into the chorus, just loved that moment
At a live show the crowd sang the chorus for about 4 minutes and didn't want to stop, despite the band finished the song...several times. Some say the crowd is still singing... "Valhalla, deliverance! Why've you ever forgotten me? "
Play the sample to hear part of it