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Topic: 10 songs to intro Heavy Metal

Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
"If you were to introduce somebody to heavy metal music who hasn't heard it before,
what songs would you play them (10 maximum)?"


Neil Turbin (Vocalist - www.neilturbin.com)
Accept: Restless And Wild
Saxon: Wheels Of Steel
Riot: Swords And Tequila
Judas Priest: Hell Bent For Leather
Black Sabbath: Heaven And Hell
Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak
Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast
Deep Purple: Highway Star
Motorhead: Ace Of Spades
AC/DC: Highway to Hell
   
Rob Rock (Rob Rock - www.robrock.com)   
I would say:
1. Stand Up and Shout - DIO
2. We Are One - Warrior
3. Highway Star - Deep Purple
4. Enter Sandman - Metallica
5. Crazy Train - Ozzy
6. Holy Hell - Rob Rock
7. Take Hold of the Flame - Queensryche
8. Two Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
9. Painkiller - Judas Priest
10. Nations On Fire - M.A.R.S. Project: Driver

Martin Popoff (Music Author/Reviewer - www.martinpopoff.com)
Soilwork - Figure #5
Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Pantera - Five Minutes Alone
Fozzy - The Test
Primal Fear - Metal Is Forever
Slayer - Raining Blood
Metallica - Fight Fire With Fire
Yngwie Malmsteen - I'll See The Light Tonight
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Judas Priest - Painkiller

King Fowley (Deceased/Oct. 31 - www.upthetombstones.com)
Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
Saxon - Power And The Glory
Judas Priest - Electric Eye
Anvil - Metal On Metal
Black Sabbath - Sign Of The Southern Cross

John K (Biomechanical - www.biomechanical.co.uk)   
I would start with
1. Led Zeppelin Black Dog to get some sense of history and I would couple that with
2. Hell's Bells by AC/DC. Then I'd go to
3. DIO 'Don't talk to strangers'. Would follow with
4. Black SabbathWar Pigs. Then play some:
5. Iron Maiden 'Where Eagls Dare' and
6. Judas Priest's 'Screaming For Vengeance'. Would then jump to
7. Metallica 'Master of Puppets followed by
8. Pantera 'Mouth for War' and follow that with
9. Testament 'Trial By Fire' and finally I would play
10. Painkiller by Judas Priest

Bob Mitchell (Attacker - www.attacker.tv)
I can only answer it this way. In Heavy Metal, in most cases, it's not just one
song. It can actually be a whole album. So my list may be a bit different but
this, I feel, is the proper way to introduce someone to the art of Heavy Metal. I
feel in my heart that our genre needs to be respected for what it is and, again,
this list will, in some way, illustrate my point. So enjoy and thanks again!
1. DEEP PURPLE (Any album that features the MARK 2 line-up is essential. Always
refer to the Masters)
2. BLOOD OF MY ENEMIES (Manowar The Kings of Metal)
3. POUNDING METAL (Exciter! They are Canada's Greatest!)
4. 666 (Anvil! Canada's Monarchs of Mayhem!)
5. The "RESTLESS AND WILD" Album (Accept. Germany's Greatest Band!)
6. INTO THE COVEN (Mercyful Fate. Enough Said!)
7. The "WIPED OUT" Album (Raven. An absolute classic by the Wildest Band in the
World)
8. SAINTS IN HELL (Judas Priest. My personal favorite song by the Metal Gods!)
9. The "SIRENS" Album (Savatage. This album is one Heavy Metal's greatest
achievemnts. Can't go wrong with the Mountain King!)
10). GO FOR THE THROAT (TT Quick. Another one of my personal favorite songs. A
great song by a truly awesome band from our homestate of New Jersey)

Tim Gutierrez (Project: Failing Flesh - www.projectfailingflesh.com)
I guess for someone who's never heard it before you have to just go with mostly
the obvious bands that kind of represent the foundation. In no particular order:
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Judas Priest - Victim of Changes
Iron Maiden - Killers
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Slayer - Angel of Death
Slayer - Raining Blood
Venom - Black Metal
VoiVod - Killing Technology
Exodus - Lesson in Violence
Death - Evil Dead

Gordon Tittsworth (Images of Eden - www.imagesofeden.com)
It's hard to narrow to 10...
Iron Maiden- Number of the Beast
Black Sabbath- Killing Yourself To Live
Metallica- Battery
Pantera- The Underground In America/Sandblasted Skin
Judas Priest- Victim Of Changes
Queensryche- Take Hold of the Flame
Dream Theater- Metropolis Part I
John Arch- Relentless
Fates Warning- Exodus
Type O Negative- Haunted

Emo Mowrey (Tiwanaku)
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Black sabbath - Mob Rules
Yngwie Malmsteen - I am a Viking
Dio - Holy Diver
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Carcass - Corporal Jigsore Quandary
Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Dimmu Borgir - The Insight & the Catharsis

Steven Wedel (Horror Author - www.stevenewedel.com)
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Black Sabbath's - Paranoid
AC/DC's - Highway to Hell
Kiss' - Rock and Roll All Nite
Metallica's - Harvester of Sorrow
Rob Zombie's - Black Sunshine
Judas Priest's - Beyond the Realms of Death
Alice Cooper's - Welcome to My Nightmare
AC/DC's - Hell's Bells
Deep Purple's - Smoke on the Water

Matthias Jähnke (Cannon - www.cannon-the-band.com)
1. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
2. Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
3. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
4. Doctor Doctor (UFO)
5. Rock Feelings (CANNON)
6. Loving You Sunday Morning (Scorpions)
7. The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy)
8. You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll (Twisted Sister)
9. Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe)
10. Balls to the Wall (Accept)

Engage (band - www.engagetheband.com)
Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
Helloween - Eagle Fly Free
Metallica - Dyers Eve
Deicide - Serpents of the Light
Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
Dragonforce - Black Fire
Yngwie Malmsteen - Far Beyond the Sun
Hammerfall - Heeding the Call
Slayer - Angel of Death
Manowar - Hail and Kill

PJ Berlinghof (Twilight Odyssey - www.twilight-odyssey.com)
I tend to want to listen to more obscure songs, but I think you would want to try and give a newbie a basic primer (sort of a heavy metal timeline) without boring yourself to tears, so my compromise would be:
1. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
2. Rainbow - Stargazer
3. Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting
3. Judas Priest - The Sentinel
4. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
5. Slayer - Angel of Death
6. Dio - Mystery
7. Metallica - No Remorse
8. Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
9. Blind Guardian - Nightfall
10. Bruce Dickinson - The Tower

Anthony Mcbrayer (Low Earth Orbit - www.lowearthorbit.net)
Man this was a tough one , there are so many other songs worthy but...I just
don't think you could get by the right way without these.
1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Children of the Grave - Ozzy w/ Randy Rhodes
3. The entire Operation: Mindcrime disk!! - Queensryche
4. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera (R.I.P. DIME!!)
5. Anything from Appetite G'N'R
6. Mother - Danzig w/ John Christ
7. Anything from The Number of The Beast - Iron Maiden
8. The Green Manalishi w/ a Two Pronged Crown - Judas Priest
9. Hell Child - The Lynch Mob w/ Oni Logan OR Mr. Scary George w/ Dokken
10. Anything from Ride the Lighting Metallica

Trey Gadler (Azrael's Bane - www.azraelsbane.com)       
A crash course in Metal 101:    
1. Children of the Sea: Black Sabbath
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name: Iron Maiden
3. The Ripper: Judas Priest
4. Diary of a Madman: Ozzy
5. Hall of the Mountain King: Savatage
6. Roads to Madness: Queensryche
7. Quicksand Jesus: Skid Row
8. Start the Fire: Metal Church
9. Cowboys From Hell: Pantera
10. Recreation Day: Everygrey

Frank Adamo (Legion - www.legion-music.com)
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Rainbow - Kill The King
Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
Scorpions - Pictured Life
MSG - Into The Arena
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Queensryche - Queen Of The Ryche
Accept - Fast As A Shark
Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

Henny Wolter (Donnerkopf - www.donnerkopf.de)
1. Ace of spades
2. Highway to Hell
3. Whole Lotta Love
4. Breaking the Law
5. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
6. The Number of the Beast
7. Cold Sweat
8. I don´t know
9. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (Budgie version)
10. Stormtrooping (some old Nugent has to be in this list)

Joe Holzapfel (Python - www.pythonband.com)
There are so many GREAT bands to choose from when it comes to heavy metal and
it's hard to choose, but I would have to start with:
Iced Earth, Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
Demons & Wizards (Loves Tragedy Asunder)
Testament ( So Many Lies)
Evergray (A Touch of Blessing)
Angel Dust (Fly Away)
Iron Maiden (Children of the Damned)
Megadeth (Youthanasia)
Dream Theather (As I Am)
Susperia (Devil May Care)
Pantera (Cemetary Gates).
If they weren't hooked by then I have a whole list of other bands to convince them that heavy metal is the only real music.

DJ Blood Sacrifice (Gods Of Fire - www..gods-of-fire.com)
Judas Priest - Breakin The Law
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Sepultura - Troops of Doom
Def Leppard- Bringin' on the Heartbreak
Megadeth - In my Darkest Hour
Ministry - Thieves
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Slayer - South of Heaven
Dio - Rainbow in the Dark
Helmet - In the Meantime

Vic Hix (Aftershok - www.aftershok.com)
1. Van Halen “Runnin’ With the Devil”
2. Judas Priest “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”
3. Black Sabbath “Heaven and Hell”
4. Dio “Holy Diver”
5. Iron Maiden “The Trooper”
6. Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers”
7. Quiet Riot “Metal Health”
8. Accept “Balls to the Wall”
9. Scorpions “China White”
10. Yngwie Malmsteen “I Am A Viking”

George Mihalovich (Aftershok - www.aftershok.com)
1. Dokken, “Unchain The Night”
2. Dio “Stand Up and Shout”
3. Rainbow “Man On the Silver Mountain”
4. Bruce Dickinson “Starchildren”
5. AC/DC “Back in Black”
6. UFO “Lights Out”
7. Savatage “Hall of the Mountain King”
8. Judas Priest “Freewheel Burning”
9. Krokus “Screaming In the Night”
10. Megadeth “Wake Up Dead”




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