Top Ten Metal Album Openers

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Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby JeebsUK » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:18 am

Hi all,

I've been discussing with some friends (and some internet randoms) a blog post I wrote a couple of days ago:

http://www.mysweetshadow.co.uk/blog/music/top-ten-heavy-metal-album-opening-tracks/

I'm generally trying to get as many people's comments on it as possible so I can tally up the majority votes. I don't mind or particularly care whether you like my choices or not I'm just trying to stimulate a discussion! So If you'd like to participate that would be great.

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby duncang » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:23 am

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby Grables » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:30 pm

Nice list, mine has quite a few similarities

1. Metallica - Blackened

2. Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

3. Iron Maiden - Aces High

4. Slayer - Angel of Death

5. Mastodon - Blood and Thunder

6. Meshuggah - Stengah

7. Machine Head - Davidian

8. Gojira - Ocean Planet

9. Rammstein - Rammlied

10. Lamb of God - Walk With Me In Hell
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby ThornDavis » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:40 pm

Oh man, so hard to choose - totally with you on Cowboys From Hell, and Blind and Battery. Here's a batch that I love:

Fear Factory: Demanufacture
Ministry: No W
White Zombie: Welcome to Planet Motherfucker
At the Gates: Blinded by Fear
Sepultura: Roots
Motorhead: Ace of Spades

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby Tambam » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:29 pm

Lamb of God - Laid to Rest.
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby Mad_Capsule » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:46 pm

Grables wrote:9. Rammstein - Rammlied


Yes! :bow-yellow:
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby StevoM14 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:48 am

No Particular Order

1. Devin Townsend - Addicted!
2. Children of Bodom - Living Dead Beat
3. Trivium - Rain
4. Machine Head - Clenching The Fists of Dissent
5. Sabaton - Coat of Arms
6. In Flames - Sounds of a Playground Fading
7. Heaven Shall Burn - Endzeit
8. Ministry - N.W.O
9. Scars on Broadway - Serious
10. World Under Blood - A God Among The Waste

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby mrpaul » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:07 pm

Surely Rain doesn't count as it's track 2?
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby Tomfiend4.0 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:16 pm

And its Trivium :P

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Postby mrpaul » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:04 pm

Tomfiend4.0 wrote:And its Trivium :P


Quiet you! I'll put forward Kirisute Gomen from Shogun instead, great song and album.
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby guitarherocloud » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:35 pm

Guns n' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
Metallica - Blackened
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Audioslave - Cochise
Airbourne - Stand Up For Rock & Roll
Alter Bridge - Ties That Bind
Rob Zombie - Superbeast
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Alice In Chains - Them Bones

They're not actually my top 10 - that'd be impossible to choose - but they're ten amazing album openers

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby ThornDavis » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:51 am

I wondered about Teen Spirit but I wasn't sure whether it really fell under the bracket of 'heavy metal'.

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby JeebsUK » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Thanks for getting involved guys!

It's been really nice to get some sensible replies, I made the mistake of posting this in the metal part of reddit.com where I promptly got ripped to pieces for not listing my favourite tracks as ultra obscure black metal.

I'll tally up the results in a few days and post the conclusions for all to see. In the mean time, keep the responses coming! :clap:
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby Blackwater » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:16 pm

Opeth - The Moor
Metallica - Fight Fire With Fire
Fear Factory - Demanufacture
Fear Factory - Mechanize
Machine Head - Imperium
In Flames - Jotun
Static-X - Push It
Immortal - Triumph
Mayhem - Funeral Fog
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby ImmortallyInsane101 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:13 pm

The Passing and Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God
Moonchild - Iron Maiden
Kirisute Gomen - Trivium
Ocean Planet - Gojira
Clenching The Fists of Dissent - Machine Head
Black Tongue - Mastodon
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby daveportivo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:17 pm

War Pigs, Sweet Leaf and Black Sabbath, all worked pretty well in my book.

Suite-Pee isn't to shabby either.

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby johnnypage » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:41 pm

Very interesting "exercise".

Iron Maiden - Prowler
Iron Maiden - Moonchild
Metallica - Battery
Budgie - Breadfan
Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Anthrax - Among The Living
Manowar - Wheels of Fire
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Testament - Over The Wall
Slayer - Angel of Death
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby Moose » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:17 pm

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
Megadeth - Wake Up Dead
Sepultura - Arise
Overkill - Shred
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby welshAC_81 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:09 pm

Personal favourite Is The Defiled - Land of Fools. Goosebumps every time.
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby houston404 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:33 pm

Anthrax- A.I.R
The Defiled- The Ressurectionists
Slayer - War Ensemble
Black Dahlia Murder - Everything Went Black
Devin Townsend - Depth Charge
Dillinger Escape Plan - Hollywood Squares
Times Of Grace - Strength In Numbers
Savage Messiah - Insurrection Rising
Evile - Enter the Grave
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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby famousmakky » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:49 am

Machine Head - Clenching the fist of Descent
Slipknot - (sic)
Slipknot - people=gooseberry
The Defiled - Land of Fools
DevilDriver - End of the Line
Chimaira - Nothing Remains
Lamb of god - Black Label
Atreyu - Bleeding Mascara
Soulfly - Blood, Fire, War, Hate
All That Remains - This Calling

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby jurgen » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:53 pm

rammstein - mein herz brennt
guns n roses - welcome to the jungle
korn - blind
metallica - enter sandman
acdc - back in black
slayer - angel of death
sepultura - roots bloody roots
black sabbath - black sabbath
nine inch nails - head like a hole
pantera - cowboys from hell

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby PurpleDemon » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:36 am

Dream Theater: The Glass Prison
QOTSA: You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar...
Soundgarden: Rusty Cage
Priestess: I Am The Night, Colour Me Black
Black Spiders: Stay Down
Korn: Blind
Metallica: Battery
All That Remains: Now Let Them Tremble.../For We Are Many
Iron Maiden: Aces High
Metallica: Clenching the Fists of Dissent


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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby guitarherocloud » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:54 am

PurpleDemon wrote:Dream Theater: The Glass Prison
QOTSA: You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar...
Soundgarden: Rusty Cage


Yes! Amazing choices

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Re: Top Ten Metal Album Openers

Postby FearOfTheDuck » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:37 pm

Rammstein- Mein Herz Brennt
Metallica- Blackened
Korn- It's On!
Slipknot- (sic)
Bring Me the Horizon- The Comedown
Mastodon- Black Tongue
AC/DC- Highway to Hell
System of a Down- Prison Song
Biffy Clyro- Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies (not metal)
InnerPartySystem- Die Tonight, Live Forever (also not metal)
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