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Posted: 8/26/2006 11:41:19 PM EDT
After much debating with a friend, I dont think that one single song can hold the title of Best Metal Guitar intro. Here are some of the ones we though of in no order. Let me know if I forgot any.Any Death/Thrash/Power/Black, ect.

Judas Priest -Bloodstone-This video is an AMV, but original Bloodstone from Screaming for V album

Bloodstone intro



Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast/Run to the Hills: Kind of a toss up here. Comeon, its Maiden, all of them are the best


run to the hills

Black Sabbath-Paranoid:This was very likely the first metal intro.


There are a ton more that I want to put up, but its big sandwich time now.
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 12:12:07 AM EDT
OK - you had Paranoid on your list. I don't have to get angry and cuss at you.

Carry on.

FWIW, while we're talking Sabbath - I also love the mood set by the intro guitar in "Black Sabbath" and "Children of the Grave."

Note: Does anyone else thing Metallic robbed the intro for "The Thing That Should Not Be" straight from "Black Sabbath?"
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 12:38:06 AM EDT


it's like "Oh shit you know it's coming..."
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 1:26:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 20iner:


it's like "Oh shit you know it's coming..."

Made it hot.
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 3:45:08 AM EDT
Phantom of the opera -Iron Maiden
(a few older brits will recognise this from the Lucozade commercial with Daley Thompson)

Eruption-Van Halen
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 3:59:05 AM EDT
Intro to Metallica's "damage incorporated."

I'm not even sure it's a guitar, but it sounds cool as hell.
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 4:01:28 AM EDT
"Every rose has a thorn" by James Taylor?
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 5:44:49 AM EDT
Into the Lungs of Hell - Megadeth
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 5:51:00 AM EDT
Not really metal, but 'Hot for teacher' has to get an honorable mention at the least.
Eruption is definitely on the list as well.

Now if we are sticking to metal only, "Walk" by Pantera is a classic riff, "Hells bells" from AC/DC is on the list, "The More things change" by Machine Head is awesome, "Regret" by Fear Factory....the list is really too big to name just one.
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 5:53:46 AM EDT
Holy Wars from Megadeth
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 5:55:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Maxxx:

Originally Posted By 20iner:


it's like "Oh shit you know it's coming..."

Made it hot.

RIP Dimebag!.....what a riff
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:10:59 AM EDT
Crazy Train - Randy Rhodes
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:13:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2006 6:14:27 AM EDT by Zaphod]
There must be some strange alternative usage for the word "best" that I haven't been made aware of....

Originally Posted By El_Guapo:
Crazy Train - Randy Rhodes

The talk-show host?
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:19:10 AM EDT
Dream Theater -Overture 1928
Dream Theater -Pull Me Under
Symphony X- Inferno
Metallica - Haverster of Sorrow
Metallica - Shortest Straw
Skid Row -Slave to The Grind
Alice Cooper - Poison
Black Label Society -House of Doom
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
White Zombie -Thunder Kiss 65
Hum -Stars

Thats all I can think of for now.

Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:22:53 AM EDT
Van Halen's remake of "You Really Got Me"
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:39:16 AM EDT
I'm rather fond of the intro to As I Lay Dying's "The Darkest Nights"
Link Posted: 8/27/2006 6:54:03 AM EDT
Slayer -- Hell Awaits
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