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In relation to the "Epic Endings to an Album" thread, what are some the best beginnings/intros to albums the Pit has heard?

My list:
"5 Years" - David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust)
"Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus" - The Mars Volta (Frances the Mute)
"Aberinkula" - The Mars Volta (The Bedlam in Goliath)
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
"Prelude 12/21" - AFI (Decemberunderground)
"Miseria Cantare - The Beginning" - AFI (Sing the Sorrow)
"Crystal Ann" - Annihilator (Alice in Hell)
"Alpha Centauri" - At the Drive-In (In/Casino/Out)
"Arc Arsenal" - At the Drive-In (Relationship of Command)
"In the Flesh" - Pink Floyd (The Wall)
"Speak to Me/Breathe" - Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon)
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i always wished speak to me/breathe would have gone on for another two minutes or so, the actually song doesn't start until about a minute in, and so you're left begging for more before On the Run
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EPIC

i always wished speak to me/breathe would have gone on for another two minutes or so, the actually song doesn't start until about a minute in, and so you're left begging for more before On the Run


+Billion. I ****ing love that song.
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Foam Born
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I've always liked the intro to Battery, the first song on Master Of Puppets
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"Dead" - Korn (Issues)


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Strength Through Wounding- AFI, Black Sails in the Sunset.


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Queens of the Stone Age - Millionaire from Songs from the Deaf.
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#17
"The Queen Is Dead" - The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
"Station to Station" - Station to Station by David Bowie
"London Calling" - London Calling by The Clash
"That's When I Reach for My Revolver" - Signals, Calls, and Marches by Mission of Burma
"Baba O'Reilly" - Who's Next by The Who
#18
For The Love Of God - Steve Vai
Soldier Side (intro form) - System of a Down
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#19
While I could give you a healthy list with just the Beatles and Pink Floyd alone, I'm going to mention a very unappreciated one: Overture by The Who.

It's the opening to Tommy, and it bases the entire song off of other songs in the album, plus it has a bitchen acoustic guitar solo.
#21
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan(Bringing it All Home)
New Born - Muse (OoS)
Atoms Smash - Weatherbox (American Art)
Teeth Like Gods Shoeshine- Modest Mouse (TLCW)
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (Nevermind)
Maxwell Murder - Rancid (Out come the wolves)
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coheed and cambria - keeping the blade, and the reaping.
More like every song by Coheed.

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Bloodmeat-Fortress by Protest the Hero
Intro/Intro '05- And There Name Was Treason/Old record by A Day To Remember
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In the Presence of Enemies - Part I - Dream Theater (Systematic Chaos)
Kill Me Quickly - Thrice (The Illusion of Safety)
Thumb - Kyuss (Blues for the Red Sun)
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#26
All of Radiohead's opening tracks (with the possible exception of "You")
"Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Serve the Servants" by Nirvana
"Garden Grove" by Sublime
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#27
The Fall of Troy - Chapter I: Introverting Dimensions

The intro thing is so very haunting, and sets the tone extremely well for the rest of the album.
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Foam Born - Colors - Between the Buried and Me.
Drove Through Ghosts To Get Here - One Time For All Time - 65daysofstatic.
Mountainhead - We Were Exploding Anyway - 65daysofstatic.
Into Oblivion - Tales Don't Tell Themselves - Funeral For A Friend.
Intro - Demon Days - Gorillaz.
Image Of The Invisible - Vheissu - Thrice.
The Sky Moves Sideways - We Lost The Skyline - Porcupine Tree.
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#30
One that comes to mind atm is the start of Blackened on Metallica's ...And Justice for All. The guitar slowing increasing in volume until the main riff kicks in. For some reason it gets my adrenalin pumping.
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Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers


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One that comes to mind atm is the start of Blackened on Metallica's ...And Justice for All. The guitar slowing increasing in volume until the main riff kicks in. For some reason it gets my adrenalin pumping.

This, and live it is just super goose bumps
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For The Love Of God - Steve Vai
Soldier Side (intro form) - System of a Down


Don't you mean Liberty? For the love of god is the seventh track.
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One that comes to mind atm is the start of Blackened on Metallica's ...And Justice for All. The guitar slowing increasing in volume until the main riff kicks in. For some reason it gets my adrenalin pumping.

DAMN YOU!!

I agree. But it's really just a simple little bending lick with, like, three chords behind it.

The just took a knock-off riff, faded it out, and then reversed it.

But as much as the technical/production side of that album stands as practically a textbook case of horrible...

The magic was definitely there. The dark blasphemy of Satan was definitely swirling about that whole album.

That's why I love it so much. Screw the production! It's evil.
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#35
Feel Good Hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age (Rated R)
Gimme A D - Parkway Drive (Killing With a Smile)
The Power of Equality - RHCP (Blood Sugar Sex Magik)
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#37
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coheed and cambria - keeping the blade, and the reaping.

mmm the reaping

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This, and live it is just super goose bumps


Unfortunately i haven't had the pleasure of hearing it live. When they did the 2 gigs in Belfast back in May, i saw them on the 2nd night and they did it on the 1st night. Good job they didn't play it tho, would've ended up starting a mosh pit as soon as that main riff kicked in

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DAMN YOU!!

I agree. But it's really just a simple little bending lick with, like, three chords behind it.

The just took a knock-off riff, faded it out, and then reversed it.

But as much as the technical/production side of that album stands as practically a textbook case of horrible...

The magic was definitely there. The dark blasphemy of Satan was definitely swirling about that whole album.

That's why I love it so much. Screw the production! It's evil.


I couldn't imagine what it would've been like if it was properly produced. It and Ride the Lightening are tied for favourite Metallica album, but if the production was there, it would be easily my favourite Metallica album... maybe even higher up on my list of favourite albums ever.


Back on topic, Moonchild on Maiden's 7th Son... album is brilliant, and live Churchill's speech at the start of Aces High is unbelievable.
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Airbag - OK Computer.
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****ed Up - Son the Father
DFA 1979 - Turn it out
The Fall -The Classical
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