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the philosopher
3 stars Iron Maiden's Killers is the last episode with vocalist Paul di'Anno and so with the original line- up of Iron Maiden. In this period Iron Maiden played hardrock/metal wich seemed much influenced by Judas Priest (Sin after Sin for example) and Deep Purple (In Rock).

Paul di'Anno was not the most appreciated vocalist of IM (this was Bruce Dickenson) but was a good vocalist. His range was not as wide as Bruce, but he was an enthousiastic singer and was in line with the music of this period of IM. I once saw Paul di'Anno alive under the name of Paul di'Anno's Iron Maiden and I must admit that his vocals had even aproved over time. While Bruce sings less good alive (IMO) Paul di'Anno was better. It was a nice experience to hear all those songs of this early Iron Maiden period even while the guitarists were not as good as Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.

Killers did not offer as much classic IM songs as their first effort, but Wrathchild is a popular stadiumact and the titlesong (Killers) belong to my favourite IM songs. Also the instrumental- only parts (Ides of March and Genghis Khan) are really great. The styl of the record is much the same as IM's debut record.

This record is not as good as IM's debut IMHO, but is still a pleasant listening, because of IM's incredible guitarsolo's and great basslines. 3,5 stars.

the philosopher | 3/5 |


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