I've had my iPod on shuffle most of this week going back and forth to work, and I've noticed something. I have over 1,000 songs on there, and it seems like every other song I'm skipping because the first 45 seconds or more are some nonsensical bit of useless crap meant to somehow build tension or set the mood.
Stop doing that. When I play your band's song, I want to hear the song. Not a 30 second piano intro, or 45 seconds of wind noise. Seriously. Knock it off.
Exception: you are a classic thrash band.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ww3XH4zEg]YouTube - Megadeth - Holy Wars[/VIDEO]