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Old 06-22-2008, 07:08 AM
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Iron Maiden's "Killers"

I love Maiden. I love them to death, but I've never been able to listen to the Killers album. It's not a problem with their old style, or Di'Anno's vocals, because I love their debut album to death. I've just always thought of Killers as the "X Factor" of their early days. So my question is this; Am I missing out on anything? Is their some elusive song on Killers that I may have missed that is great? Does the albums quality come from listening to the songs in order? I want to like it, but I just have never been able to get into it. So I want to know, am I the only one who isn't really a fan of Killers, or am I missing out on something awesome?
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:32 AM
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I more or less used to think the same think until I read an Ultraboris review where he gives the album a 90% and calls it a long lost NWOBHM staple. I'm impressionable on things like that. But a couple of things I can assert myself are that a) Killers has a heavier production than the debut, and b) if it's a magical song your looking for listen to Genghis Khan. I used to ignore it for whatever reason, and now I think its the best Maiden instrumental ever.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:58 AM
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I don't like it as much as the debut, but for me it's still a very enjoyable album. Standout tracks for me are " Purgatory ", " Murders In The Rue Morgue ", " Genghis Khan ", and the title track. Just give it a few more listens, if you don't like it, you don't like it. It's all a matter of taste.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:43 AM
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yeah i used to stick to Dickinson stuff only but after a few listens, i came to realize how good killers really is.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:41 AM
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It's a great album! It's the first Maiden album I heard! Give it some serious listening and it will put it's hooks in you!
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:00 AM
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hooks in you!
Not the best euphemism for Maiden to use.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:20 AM
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Killers is like one of the most classic and well known metal albums of all time. If you can't get into Purgatory you need to go see a shrink or something.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:59 AM
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My least favorite Maiden album behind No Prayer for the Dying, actually. That said, Murders in the Rue Morgue is possibly the best Di'Anno era song.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:51 PM
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I've just always thought of Killers as the "X Factor" of their early days.
So you think it's one of Maiden's best albums? Kinda contradicts your whole post.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:01 PM
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So you think it's one of Maiden's best albums? Kinda contradicts your whole post.


I always thought Killers was okay, but the more listens I gave it, the more I liked it, and now I like it a LOT. It definitely grows on you, every song is good.
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