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Genghis Khan

Discussion in 'Killers' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I think Genghis Khan is one of Maiden's most programmatic songs. When I listen to Transylvania, I don't really envision vampires, but when I listen to Genghis Khan I can totally envision Genghis and his army riding into battle. With the steady gallop of the opening with the high speed riffs signaling the beginning of the battle. It's an early instance of Maiden telling a story through music and they're already pros at it.

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  2. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    7/10. A pretty good instrumental tune! But I think it would have been better if it was longer and had some more sessions. Still has a very cool atmospheric feel to it as does every song on Killers.
  3. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    5. Cool little instrumental but I much prefer Transylvania.


    1980 - Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    1981 - Killers

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
  4. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Another great instrumental, brilliant work by all of them. Steve rules on the Killers album, espesially on this track. 9/10
  5. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    IMO Maiden's best instrumental. 9/10
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  6. Rock n Roll Insight

    Rock n Roll Insight Rock n Roll Insight

    Genghis Khan is a phenomenal track. It gets to be a thrash metal song when it really gets going and I love the stellar drumming from Clive Burr on it.
  7. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    I'd really love to be able to appreciate the instrumentals that others seem to enjoy so much. I do enjoy the climax to this though and prefer the whole thing to Transylvania.

  8. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Haven't heard this one for a while. It begins with a part somewhat similar to TRATB and manages to go completely nuts after. Good song.

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  9. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 The Call of the Wretched Diesel

    Maiden's greatest instrumental. That's hard to pull off when all your instrumentals are amazing. Love this song, one of the band's catchiest tunes - and it doesn't even have lyrics. One that always ends up stuck in my head, and one I always come back to.
    ^This. 10/10
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  10. GiovaOfficial

    GiovaOfficial Trooper

    It’s creative, very fast and everything, but I don’t think as a whole it’s so amazing, and you tend to forget it even exists. 6/10
  11. Number 6

    Number 6 Educated Fool

    A very strong instrumental. Not as good as "Transylvania", but strong enough to be a huge highlight on a rather mediocre album. It doesn't stretch too much that it becomes boring, but isn't too short to be unsatisfying. Serves its purpose and actually delivers. 8.
  12. Christoffer

    Christoffer Invader

    Amazing instrumental! Almost as good as Transylvania, Clive Burrs drumming is godlike!
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