The 15 Greatest Album Openers in Metal History

Every album needs a great opening track. And when you’re talking about a METAL album . . . well, that opener really needs to kick ass.

Here’s a list of the 15 GREATEST Album Openers in Metal History . . .

  1. “Black Sabbath”, Black Sabbath . . . from their 1970 self-titled debut.
  2. “Cowboys from Hell”, Pantera . . . from the 1990 album “Cowboys from Hell”.
  3. “Aces High”, Iron Maiden . . . from the 1984 album “Powerslave”.
  4. “Angel of Death”, Slayer . . . from the 1986 album “Reign in Blood”.
  5. “Holy Wars”, Megadeth . . . from the 1990 album “Rust in Peace”.
  6. “Ace of Spades”, Motorhead . . . from the 1980 album “Ace of Spades”.
  7. “Painkiller”, Judas Priest . . . from the 1990 album “Painkiller”.
  8. “Battery”, Metallica . . . from the 1986 album “Master of Puppets”.
  9. “Stand Up and Shout”, Dio . . . from the 1983 album “Holy Diver”.
  10. “Bark at the Moon”, Ozzy Osbourne . . . from the 1983 album “Bark at the Moon”.
  11. “Oblivion”, Mastodon . . . from the 2009 album “Crack the Skye”.
  12. “Blind”, Korn . . . from their 1994 self-titled debut.
  13. “Prison Song”, System of a Down . . . from the 2001 album “Toxicity”.
  14. “Pull Me Under”, Dream Theatre . . . from the 1992 album “Dreams and Words”.
  15. “Ghost of Perdition”, Opeth . . . from the 2005 album “Ghost Reveries”.

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