Iron Maiden - Killers

What can you say about a band that has been around for so long and has put out so much music. Iron Maiden has been around since the early 80's and has released many albums. Overall every Iron Maiden album I have listened to has been excellent but one of these albums stands out to me 1981's Killers. Overall the album is quite extraordinary the solos on it are amazing the vocals are wonderful and the picture on the booklet is awesome. The picture being Eddie holding a bloody axe while a pair of hands clinging to his shirt desperately for life. Iron Maiden has come a long way since their first album but it just keeps getting better and better and this album really shows it.

The album starts of with a guitar solo, which I won't spend too much time on but I recommend listening to it. It gives you a great idea of what is to come in the rest of the album and is a great intro piece to the album. The first song on the album goes by the name Wrathchild. It is a perfect introduction to the band if it's your first time with them. It has everything an awesome guitar solo plus a great all around sound. It reminds me of Black Sabbath in a lot of ways because of the way the guitar is played and because of the lyrics in the song.

The pride and joy of this album is the title song Killers. The guitar work will blow your mind and the lyrics are delightfully morbid such as "his eyes burn a hole in your back" and "my innocent victims are slaughtered with wrath and despise". It truly is in everyway a perfect example of how metal is supposed to be played.

Iron Maiden may have been an 80's band but fortunately for us they decided to play real music like Sabbath instead of turning into glam rock.
Killers is overall a very good album. The only problems I have with it are that it is too short and there aren't enough songs about death. The Vocals are no problem if you have trouble with that and the guitar work is wonderful it is an awesome album.


Buy It

1. The Ides Of March
2. Wrathchild
3. Murders In The Rue Morgue
4. Another Life
5. Genghis Khan
6. Innocent Exile
7. Killers
8. Prodigal Son
9. Purgatory
10. Twilight Zone
11. Drifter

Written by: Chas

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