Performer : Defiance
Album : Void Terra Firma, 1990
Styles: thrash metal
Faithful to Original version: yes
Arrangements: 4/5 - great intro
Rhythm guitar: 4/5 - crunchy Bay thrash metal riff
Solos guitars: 5/5
Sound and Production: 4/5
Defiance is a band from the Golden Year of thrash metal in late '80. They formed in 1989, released three studio albums then vanished. If you love the '89 thrash metal scenes ala Slayer, this one may captured your memories.
They covered Killers in album Void Terra Firma, perhaps one of the earliest Iron Maiden cover band for the song. As expected a thrash metal crunchy riff dominated the song. Singer was probably Steev Esquivel who also once sings in Exodus.
Very worth digging up this version.
Defiance - Killers (Iron Maiden cover) found in this album ""Void Terra Firma" (1990)