|1. Wrathchild (Live At The Rainbow)|
|2. Killers (Live At The Rainbow)|
|3. Murders In The Rue Morgue (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|4. Another Life (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|5. Genghis Khan (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|6. Innocent Exile (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|7. Killers (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|8. Prodigal Son (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|9. Purgatory (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|10. Twilight Zone (1998 Digital Remaster)|
|11. Drifter (1998 Digital Remaster)|
Iron Maiden's 1980 debut took the United Kingdom by storm. Though most of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands scattered across the country achieved very little success, Maiden's earth-shattering debut was a premonition of things to come. In 1981, guitarist Dennis Stratton was replaced by the now legendary Adrian Smith. This brought the line-up to Paul Di'Anno on vocals (this was his last studio album with the band), Steve Harris on bass (he's the band's chief songwriter as well), Clive Burr on drums, and Adrian Smith and Dave Murray on guitars. This is Killers, the band's second studio album. Read on for track-by-track comments, as well as my comments on this remaster series.
Ides of March - This opening instrmental is probably the band's weakest song of the variety, but as an album opener, it works very well.
Wrathchild - Many Maiden fans dub this relentless hard rock assault one of the two best songs to feature Paul Di'Anno's vocals. Who can blame them?
Murders in the Rue Morgue - This tune's a bit more on the melodic rock side, but it's still nothing short of excellent. One of the band's most underrated songs.
Another Life - The lyrics here are a bit redundant, but it's still a pretty good song. Don't skip it - it's not worth doing.
Genghis Khan - IRON MAIDEN'S BEST INSTRUMENTAL EVER! Listen to it, and you'll see why.
Innocent Exile - This one's about a man who was accused of a crime he didn't committ. It's not a bad song, but probably is the weakest one on here.
Killers - The title track is another fast and furious rock assault on your senses you'd have to be stupid not to love! Did the band ever have a bad title track?Read more ›