Annihilator - King Of The Kill

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Release date: 10 October 1994
Style: Thrash metal


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01. The Box
02. King Of The Kill
03. Annihilator
04. Bad Child
05. 21
06. Bliss
07. Second To None
08. Hell Is War
09. Speed
10. In The Blood
11. Catch The Wind
12. Fiasco
13. Only Be Lonely [Original & 2010 reissue bonus]
14. Slates [2010 reissue bonus]
15. Words From Jeff Waters [2010 reissue bonus]

Jeff Waters - vocals, guitars, bass
Randy Black - drums

Session musicians:
Dave Scott Davis - backing vocals
Cam Dixon - backing vocals
Rob - backing vocals
Steve - backing vocals
Gloria - backing vocals
John - backing vocals
Dave Steele - backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded at Watersound Studios, Maple Ridge, BC.
Mixed at Machine Works, West Vancouver, BC.
Edit/assembly by Roger Monk at Dick and Rogers, Vancouver, BC.
Mastered by Eddy Shreyer at Futurdisk, LA.

Reissued in 2010 with three bonus tracks and changed tracklist:
01. King Of The Kill
02. 21
03. Bliss
04. Second To None
05. Hell Is A War
06. Annihilator
07. Fiasco
08. The Box
09. Bad Child
10. In The Blood
11. Speed
12. Catch The Wind
13. Only Be Lonely
14. Slates
15. Words From Jeff Waters

'Only Be Lonely' is the same version than the original bonus track but with a short acoustic intro and therefore runs 18 seconds longer.

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05.02.2011 - 12:08
Rating: 6
Only King Of The Kill and Catch The Wind.
31.05.2011 - 23:45
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Pretty good album, one of the band's good ones. Weaker than their previous albums though.
13.03.2013 - 10:59
Rating: 10
My favourite Annihilator album

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08.09.2013 - 19:30
Rating: 8
Underrated album, which may be in part due to the time it was released, but it's excellent for Annihilator's career. There a re a lot of stunning songs to be found here-The title track, 'In the blood'-not to mention the two guitar-led instrumentals in aptly titled 'Bliss' and flawless 'Catch the wind', which all show Waters talent as a guitarist. the vocals throughout aren't quite as convincing as on the band's earlier records, but "Kill the king" is an album full of well written songs. I would say it's their best album of the 90s if it wasn't for "Never, neverland".

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