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Glower
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PostSubject: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 8:14 am

One thing that I find distasteful is when a Heavy Metal band begins an album mellow - or odd ball.

You know, like 30 seconds of a windy breeze and footsteps approaching.
Or 30 seconds of a boring meaningful piano riff playing.

Anyone remember the 'October Rust' introduction ?
Even 'Fast as a Shark' - that silly scratchy German polka song sound - too long !
Detroit Rock City - was like 2 minutes of a car, radio news, etc etc

King Diamond always starts his albums - kinda screwy.
Today, I was listening to REVEREND in my car....at one point, no song, with 7 seconds in ?

Anyone else have any good examples of terrible intros ?
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 am

Intros like that above annoy me.

I get that the King Diamond ones are supposed to frame it like as a horror story but I don't like listening to them. Cradle of Filth do that too. They do it between like every song it seems. There are tracks that are just the wind for two minutes.

Rarely do I think these intros add much at all. Like, Detroit Rock City without the intro is definitely better.

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Glower
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 9:33 am

As I think of it - AC DC " Rock or Bust " tour.
The lights go down - cheering - than a 5 minute animated cartoon movie clip ?


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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 am

Glower wrote:
As I think of it - AC DC " Rock or Bust " tour.
The lights go down - cheering - than a 5 animated cartoon minute movie ?

Oooh yeah, I vaguely remember that. It was a Beavis & Butt-head toon, wasn't it? My friends and I were like "WTF?" cuz we hated B&B.

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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 11:37 am

The worst I can think of is Onslaught's In Search of Sanity album.

It opens with a track called "Asylum", which is simply five minutes of ambient sounds.
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 3:53 pm

I don't mind a nice, long intro to set the tone. Enhances the experience.
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Hadley
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeTue Jan 14, 2020 6:23 pm

I hate the intro to Holy Diver. It might make sense if it was opening the album, but it doesnt even have that excuse (it's the second track on the album, and worse, comes right after the high-energy opener Stand Up and Shout).
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeWed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 am

Hadley wrote:
I hate the intro to Holy Diver. It might make sense if it was opening the album, but it doesnt even have that excuse (it's the second track on the album, and worse, comes right after the high-energy opener Stand Up and Shout).

It's never really bothered me, but that is a good point--if you want a little intro thing, it should really be in the first track.

Another one I thought of is KISS' Psycho Circus.
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2020 12:39 am

Firehouse's debut also comes to mind with that "Rock! Here we go!" thing taking up the first minute of the album. I rarely listen to "Rock on the Radio" just because of that. As for a GOOD intro, easily Priest's Painkiller.
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2020 1:41 am

I hate long intros!

Unless it’s part of a concept album with a story like Operation Mindcrime or a King Diamond album.
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeYesterday at 8:15 pm

I think the worst examples, besides Kiss' DRC, would be Maiden's Satellite 15.....The Final Frontier or that mini movie before Rush's Clockwork Angels concert starts. Like the AC/DC example of above, I hate that shit. It reminds me of the current trend of comedy specials to do that for the bigger stars.
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PostSubject: Re: Album Introductions / Song openers   Album Introductions / Song openers Icon_minitimeYesterday at 8:17 pm

Sometimes though, the intro's really work, like Dio's "Holy Diver" and Priest's out in the Cold or Blood Red Skies wouldn't be as epic. Also, I can't listen to Hall of the Mountain King without hearing Prelude to Madness. Its just doesn't seem right.
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