Iron Maiden
Killers
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Iron Maiden

Killers
Beautiful 1981 Original Still In Shrink Wrap. Clean Cut Out Hole. "Mastered By Capitol" Machine Stamped In The Dead Wax With Low, G5/G10 Stampers. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “Iron Maiden's Sophomore Effort, Killers, Is Mostly Composed Of Pre-Existing Material That Had Been Left Off The Debut, With Just A Few New Additions. It's Certainly A Better-Sounding Release Than The Debut, With New Producer Martin Birch Beefing Up The Band's Studio Presence And Lending Their Instrumental Attack A Newfound Clarity That Throws Their Considerable Skills Into Sharp Relief. The Teaming Of New Guitarist Adrian Smith With Dave Murray Forms The Most Formidable Twin-Guitar Attack In Heavy Metal, Outside Of Glenn Tipton And K.K. Downing. Plus, Bassist Steve Harris' Busy, Driving Lines Are Now Consistently Audible In The Mix. The Resulting Instrumental Fireworks Are What Truly Make The Album Tick. "Wrathchild" Is The Standout, Re-Recorded Here With Smith On Guitar From An Earlier Version For The Metal For Muthas Compilation. There's A Fair Bit Of Unity In The Lyrical Themes, With A Parade Of Murderers, Fugitives, And Characters Otherwise Torn From Their Roots. "Murders In The Rue Morgue" Is A First-Person Retelling Of The Poe Short Story, And The Title Track Is Another Highlight, With Paul Di'Anno Turning In An Especially Menacing Performance. The Single "Purgatory" Has A Catchy Singalong Chorus And A Tempo Worthy Of Motörhead, While "Twilight Zone" (Not Included On The U.K. Issue, But Added To Subsequent Releases) Scraped The Bottom Of The British Charts.” Steve Huey, AMG.

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