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Twilight Zone

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


How good is Twilight Zone on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Iron Frontier

    Iron Frontier Invader

    8/10. Maybe it's the rad artwork of the single but TZ has always been a track I look forward to hearing. There's just something about it and I can't put my finger on it. Gonna go re listen to it now.
  2. Viperlord

    Viperlord Nomad

    5/10. Pretty mediocre overall, IMO; Paul's vocals don't do it for me here.
  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Bluesy swing guitars lead into Twilight Zone, another completely un-Maiden track with cringeworthy falsetto vocals from Paul. This song was originally released as a single in the UK, but never made the album. It was released on the North American version and has been included on re-releases ever since. How they ever thought Twilight Zone would make a good single is beyond me and I wish it were left off the album entirely. It does have a slight Thin Lizzy vibe, which leads me to believe that a record company executive was trying to catch a wave too late.
  4. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    • The main riff is mediocre.
    • Di'Anno's vocals on the chorus is actually a highlight of the song for me and I generally don't like it when he goes for the high notes.
    • The guitar harmony after the chorus is pure 80s Judas Priest.
    • It's not that good of a song but it's not particularly bad either. Not something I'd skip.
  5. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Paul's worst song when he was in Maiden. Way too short for a Maiden song. I hate the lyrics, I hate the way they are sung, I hate the vibe of it. Dave delivers with some slightly redeeming guitar work. This is a song I always skip.
  6. Bombusbombus

    Bombusbombus Nomad

    I started to write and then realized it was basically just what @LooseCannon just said. So...

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  7. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    That happens a lot around here.
  8. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    Not a terrible song, but not a particularly good one either. Especially at this point in the album, there are a few good reasons to skip it. The vocal line is probably the worst element.

  9. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Long time my favourite Killers track. What I like very much is the rock'n'roll groove, also present in Death Or Glory :) Bad there's no proper solo. The drum/guitar coupling in the chorus is just bombastic. 8
  10. Liveone

    Liveone Nomad

    I have the original 1981 7" single.
    It was released as a double A-Side with Wrathchild.:)
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I think this song is so underrated. I love that opening riff and swing. Great chorus too. Not to mention the awesome twin leads after the chorus, I love the way that builds. For such a simple song it has a lot going on. Fun little track.

  12. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    8/10. Though this song is short, it's packed with a ton of energy and I enjoy Paul's vocals in it, but I can see why some don't. Really keeps the energy flowing through the 2nd side after Killers.
  13. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    6. Simple, catchy song. I like Di Anno trying a falsetto.


    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
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
  14. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Not a huge fan of this song. I love the chorus though! 8/10
  15. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Not a fan of Paul's singing here. Decent song, but probably the weakest song on the album. 6/10
  16. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    A bit forgettable. Honestly can't think what it's like until I play it. When I do it's....ok.

  17. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    A filler. Nothing else. Love the riff, though.

  18. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    Like with Strange World, I can't decide if this song should get a 6 or a 7, but this time I'm going with 7/10. It's a short track, which gets some bonus points for not overdoing itself, and it's overall a fun one, if a little mediocre and not overly memorable. More Beatles feels BTW.
  19. lira

    lira Nomad

    I always thought that TZ was a good song but it could never grow on me. About the time I heard it live through the Maiden Japan vol. 2 bootleg, boy i was wrong...

  20. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Agree with everyone who thinks this is underrated - has a very 70s 'classic rock' vibe. Surprised it was never picked up in rotation by rock radio back in the day.
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