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Most Interesting Interludes/Intros/Outros

(This list is a work in progress)

In this list I intend to compile all of my favorite interludes, intros, outros, short acoustic tracks, instrumentals, non-metal or otherwise atypical songs from the metal multiverse. Of course the definitions for each of the above are quite fluid, so you may personally disagree with my decision to consider one of these tracks as such.

Created by: Qualeen | 05.04.2022

1. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Voice of the Soul - Probably the most thought-inducing track I've ever heard, perhaps in light of Chuck's passing not much later. Morbid yet serene.
2. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Odens Ride Over Nordland - There is something to this track that encapsulates the essence of the later 2nd wave of BM.
3. Melechesh - Emissaries
The Scribes of Kur - This is a song I've heard for the first time relatively recently, but it blew me away. Although this one is rather lengthy, it still feels transitional.
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
A Celebration for the Death of Man... - For people like me with a preference for wintry aesthetic, this mesmerizes and compels the listener to check the whole record... which then turns out to deliver every bit of the quality of this intro for, like, another hour. The Mantle is as majestic as this song.
5. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Dawn Patrol - Every time I hear this I am reminded of StarCraft 1 and 2. Real gamers know.
6. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
At the Fathomless Depths - One of the greatest melodies I've had the honor of hearing.
7. Metallica - Master of Puppets
Orion - Obviously a very widely-known track, but I have a weird connection with it because it fuses, for me, late 80's Metallica with something I identify as early 70's prog rock influence (or maybe too much time has passed since I listened to that genre a lot and I link this to Yes, Pink Floyd and King Crimson for only an emotional reason?)
8. Agalloch - The Mantle
A Desolation Song - I can't believe I love a song featuring an accordion so much (I think it's an accordion anyway)
9. Decapitated - Winds of Creation
Dance Macabre - sounds like a soundtrack to an evil wizard's dungeon in a mid-90's cRPG. It's eerie and I love it.
10. Disentomb - Misery
11. Lord Belial - Enter the Moonlight Gate
Forlorn in Silence - Beautiful harmonies. I like to listen to this when I feel forlorn in silence.
12. Insomnium - Above the Weeping World
The Gale
13. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
Black Star
14. Cult of Luna - The Long Road North
Beyond I
15. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
The Call of Ktulu
16. Eximperitus - Šahrartu
17. Analepsy - Quiescence
18. Stormkeep - Tales of Othertime
The Citadel
19. Summoning - Oath Bound
20. Amenra - De Doorn
De Dood in Bloei
21. Defeated Sanity - Chapters of Repugnance
22. Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
Promulgation of the Fall
23. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
24. Moonsorrow - KIvenkantaja
Matkan lopussa
25. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
26. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
Invert the Idols
27. Morbid Angel - Covenant
Nar Mattaru
28. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
Måsstadens Nationalsång
29. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
30. Agalloch - The Serpent & the Sphere
(serpens cauda)
31. Summoning - Minas Morgul
32. Kreator - Gods of Violence
33. Dream Theater - Images and Words
Wait for Sleep
34. Death - Human
Cosmic Sea
35. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
The Wanderer
36. Opeth - Blackwater Park
Patterns in the Ivy
37. Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
38. Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked
Spawn of Uamenti
39. Immolation - Acts of God
40. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
41. Antestor - The Forsaken
Mitt Hjerte
42. Opeth - Damnation
43. Insomnium - Above the Weeping World
The Gale
44. Defeated Sanity - Passages into Deformity
45. Dissection - The Somberlain
Feathers Fell
46. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Poison Was the Cure
47. Rhapsody - Symphony of Enchanted Lands
Heroes of the Lost Valley
48. Agalloch - The Serpent & the Sphere
(serpens caput)
49. Be'lakor - Coherence
50. Necrophobic - Hrimthursum
The Slaughter of Baby Jesus
51. Meshuggah - Koloss
The Last Vigil
52. Summoning - Minas Morgul
Soul Wandering
53. Megadeth - Endgame
Dialectic Chaos
54. Antestor - The Return of the Black Death
55. Wintersun - Time I
Darkness and Frost
56. Tool - Lateralus
Eon Blue Apocalypse
57. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
They Escaped into the Weight of Darkness
58. Cynic - Focus
59. Satyricon - The Shadowthrone
I En Svart Kiste
60. Vital Remains - Dechristianize
Let the Killing Begin
61. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Alsvartr (The Oath)
62. Summoning - Stronghold
63. Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
The Dark Elf
64. Dissection - The Somberlain
Into Inifinite Obscurity
65. Immolation - Acts of God
And the Flames Wept
66. Powerwolf - Bible of the Beast
Opening - Prelude to Purgatory
67. Isis - Oceanic
68. Motörhead - Hammered
Serial Killer
69. Dissection - The Somberlain
Crimson Towers
70. Disentomb - The Decaying Light
71. Antestor - The Forsaken
72. Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
The Minstrel
73. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
The Misshapen Steed
74. Wintersun - Time I
When Time Fades Away
75. Mental Cruelty - A Hill To Die Upøn
76. Dream Theater - Train of Thought
77. Vader - Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Ultima Thule
78. Marduk - Opus Nocturne
Opus Nocturne
79. Ensiferum - Iron
Ferrum Aeternum
80. Incantation - Diabolical Conquest
Unheavenly Skies
81. Obituary - Frozen in Time
Redneck Stomp
82. Eluveitie - Slania
83. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
Min Hyllest Til Vinterland
84. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King
Last Dawn
85. Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree
Mind's Mirrors
86. Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest
87. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Isolation Years
88. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
89. Mastodon - Leviathan
Joseph Merrick
90. Exodus - Persona Non Grata
Cosa del Pantano
91. Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick
Desolate Ways
92. Dream Theater - Awake
93. Judas Priest - Painkiller
Battle Hymn
94. Moonsorrow - Voimasta ja kunniasta
95. Ensiferum - Victory Songs
Ad Victoriam
96. Marduk - Those of the Unlight
Echoes from the Past
97. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
98. Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
Ave Exitium
99. Månegarm - Ynglingaättens Öde
Hågkomst Av Ett Liv
100. In Flames - Whoracle

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 4   Visited by: 10 users
05.04.2022 - 19:26
The Nice Guy
This is a great idea for a list, and I like your choices
05.04.2022 - 20:11

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 05.04.2022 at 19:26

This is a great idea for a list, and I like your choices

Thanks! Glad you like 'em
Non serviam.
05.04.2022 - 21:19
Nocturnal Bro
Great choices!
Dissection and Summoning make some of the best instrumentals
I was first reminded of my instrumentals list, but I find it interesting that you included non-instrumentals that you seem to categorize as "interludes" like Poison Was the Cure.
There are also plenty of songs I don't know - so I'll have to check those out!
07.04.2022 - 15:04

Written by F3ynman2000 on 05.04.2022 at 21:19

Great choices!
Dissection and Summoning make some of the best instrumentals
I was first reminded of my instrumentals list, but I find it interesting that you included non-instrumentals that you seem to categorize as "interludes" like Poison Was the Cure.
There are also plenty of songs I don't know - so I'll have to check those out!

Hey! Thanks very much for leaving a comment. I'm sorry, I was absent from the site for 2 or 3 days so I'm only replying now.

Poison Was the Cure is only on this list because I perceived it as an interlude when I first heard it, and I could see it being a standalone song now but I suppose that old perception is still there, and I wanted to represent it through this placement
Sure, check those you've not heard if you wanna, and I'll gladly hear your thoughts!
Non serviam.

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