Originally Posted by Midnite Zephyr
I've always liked the intro bits to a lot of old Heavy Metal songs because they were usually very melodic. For example, the first time I came home with Metallica's And Justice For All cassette (I'm dating myself), the intro to Blackened just floored me with its awesomeness!
The rest of the song was OK, but I would listen to that intro over and over. It's kinda that way with the Battery intro too on the Master of Puppets record. I still enjoy those parts over the rest of the songs.
I too appreciate those intros you're speaking of and for the reasons you mention. : )