Album Comparisons: Killers
I have no problem admitting that I'm more a fan of the Paul DiAnno era Iron Maiden albums than I am of any of the Bruce Dickinson or Blaze Bayley efforts. Those first two albums have a grungy, wrong-side-of-the-tracks street urchin vocal and musical feel to them which resonates with me to a much greater degree than the "operatic" metal style of the Dickinson era. While the Killers album lacks any essential, signature Iron Maiden cuts, and the musical craftsmanship is somewhat less exciting than on the band's self-titled debut, the disc does feature significantly better production and a much fuller, more developed sound mix with greatly improved production values. So how do these improvements fare in the remastered version of the album as compared to the original?
Note that the comparisons below are of the original U.S. Capitol CD release, not the later Castle 2-CD edition from 1995.