THE KILLERS 5th outing is finally letting the band come of age. BATTLE BORN is a pumping, big band throwback that echoes the very best of stadium rock from the late 70’s and 80’s. Throughout it’s bombastic 15 tracks (I bought the deluxe one with some bonus tracks on it) there are huge nods to the operatic rock structure that made MEATLOAF, QUEEN, JOURNEY, STARSHIP and FLEETWOOD MAC such beloved artists. Don’t get me wrong there’s still that Killers feel the whole way through for the hardline fans.
This is the best thing they have ever done. Where as their previous 4 albums had a track or two each that were good surrounded by dulled b-sides – BATTLE BORN has an insistent energy all the way through and is laden with radio friendly tunes. I was totally blown away by it.
THE KILLERS – BATTLE BORN – OUT NOW ON ALL FORMATS