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


How good is Wrathchild on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    • Lovely bass intro that puts me in the mood straight away.
    • The riffs are very tight and the improved production does a great job polishing them.
    • I don't care for Di'Anno's vocals on this track, especially on the chorus.
    • The lyrics are pretty weak. Overall a fun good song, but not particularly memorable.
  2. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    A Maiden classic! I love it, Dave really shines on this song with his solos. The sound quality is an improvement from the first album
  3. Bombusbombus

    Bombusbombus Nomad

    Very effective song, much better here than on the Metal for muthas compilation, but still a lot better live than here. Killers was the first cd I bought after we got our first cd player, only having listened to vinyls before, it must be the second maiden album that was actually my own as well, so of course it has a special place in my heart. Very difficult to rate it due to the nostalgia vs overplayed factors. Also taken into consideration that it got better live with more guitar licks. Still a solid opener and a better one than prowler. An eight butI will take one point of because I tend to skip it more often than other overplayed songs and that must mean something. I guess.
  4. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I know it's not the most sophisticated Maiden song, but it is absolutely brilliant. The sort of song I get to the end of and press the back button to hear it again. Clearly a...

  5. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    8. Great groove, great riffs. It's the NWOBHM track.
  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This song is awesome. It gets a little overplayed but nothing can take away from the power of the original recording, or even the power that it still has live to this day. I remember in 2010 in Denver when the song began it was like a bomb going off. The audience went nuts and the energy level went up a ton. I could feel the energy in the band going up too. Sure I would've preferred seeing BTATS, but that was a very cool moment regardless.

    Adrian's guitar licks really elevate the song too. Right from the beginning you can tell he's a very valuable addition to the band.

  7. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    9/10. This one has grown on me Tremendously over the years! I never understood why it was often included live and always on the greatest hits album, but now I can see why. It's a very atmospheric short rocker that really builds some momentum on the Killers album. I would really enjoy hearing it live in the future! I'm giving it a 9/10, but it's really pushing a 10/10, though it's just too short to give it a 10 so a strong 9 will work. I really like the intro of course, which I've pointed out in the past that I really like when Maiden does bass intros in songs.
  8. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool


    Loving the bass and the chorus but it's nothing special.


    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
  9. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Cool song, but also a bit run-on-the-mill by Maiden standard. 7/10
  10. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    This song has a great energy, particularly live. At least a few years ago. One of Maiden's best short rockers. 8/10
  11. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Raw and aggressive. Must have been electrifying live at the time but I can't say I love it.

  12. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    A good song, nothing more, nothing less.

  13. The Reverend

    The Reverend Invader

    One of the gems of early Maiden; the bass intro gets me every time.
  14. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    That fucking bass. Wrathchild is short but oh so sweet. Well, not sweet. More like kick-ass. 9/10
  15. GiovaOfficial

    GiovaOfficial Powerslave

    While I can understand some people’s frustrations for this son being played too often live, considering how vast and great Maiden’s catalogue is, that can’t really take much away from the song itself. Everything works very well, the vocals, the solo, the bass, the chorus, and it’s very enjoyable live, while getting the crowd pumped up. Sure, it might not be an absolute masterpiece, but it’s definitely a great song. 9/10
  16. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    Very strong song, but quite a bit overrated. Although, it's consistent and short enough to keep the listener interested, it knows right when to stop so it doesn't get boring. 7 from me.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
  17. Deanatron

    Deanatron Can I play with Agnes?

    I never gave this song much love until all the whining about it being overplayed on these forums. I recently learned how to play the riffs and now I'm converted - it's a great little rocker...no more, no less.
  18. Jer

    Jer Firechild

    A sweet bass groove rolls into a soaring lead on top of a cool main riff. The Iron Maiden we know and love has finally arrived.

    Paul delivers a rough but effective vocal through the verse with some cool guitar accents. The chorus is a little flat, especially the "oooh yea-e-yeah" part, but it gets the job done.

    A pretty good solo gives way to a nice interlude with a good long scream from Paul. One more round through the verse and chorus and we end with a final "yeah!" that sounds great.

    This one's pure adrenaline from start to finish, with the only real weakness being a slightly lackluster chorus. 8/10.
  19. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    From "Ides" into this short little anthemic track that people LOVE seeing live. "Wrathchild" is popular for a reason - it's a damn fine song. Di'Anno is better than he was on the debut here, Steve is nailing it, and the rest are all putting their backs into it. It's pretty much perfect. 10/10.

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