The album continued in the same vein as their previous successes, "Strikes" and "Tomcattin`". Opening up with the heavy "Good Morning", and including the ballad "Diary of a Workingman", Marauder showcases a range of depth and variety allied to their tried and trusted Southern rock. "Marauder" also sported the hit "Fly Away", which reached #42, and another triumphant Shorty Medlocke appearance on the energetic "Rattlesnake Rock n' Roller", this time with a spoken introduction and banjo solo. Album closer "Searching" is another entry to the Southern rock canon of slow building guitar epics, in the manner of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird", and their own "Highway Song". Marauder was the last of their albums that were purely hard, driving, rock - they unsuccessfully introduced synthethizers to their sound through the 1980s, and their popularity waned. Eduardo Rivadavia describes Marauder as "...one of the band's best hard rockers to date", and "the last great Blackfoot album".
The band officially broke up amid declining fortunes in the mid-80's, though Medlocke resumed recording under the name Blackfoot a few years later. He is now, again, a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Heavy metal band Exodus covered "Good Morning" which was released as a b-side to the single "The Lunatic Parade" (1990).