LOUDNESS

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Japanese heavy metal band. CURRENT (and 'classic') LINE-UP: Minoru Niihara (v), Akira Takasaki (g), Munetaka Higuchi(d), Masayoshi Yamashita (b).

Back in the '70's, drummer MUNETAKA HIGUCHI and guitarist AKIRA TAKASAKI played together in a pop-rock band called Lazy. In an effort to pursue their musical aspiration even farther, they split from the successful group and launched LOUDNESS in May 1981. The duo was joined by former EARTHSHAKER vocalist MINORU NIIHARA, who was devoted to soul music at the time, and Takasaki's childhood friend MASAYOSHI YAMASHITA as the bassist.

The band went into the studio in August and three months later, the band's debut album, "THE BIRTHDAY EVE", hit the stores. It was as if the relentlessly wild arming by Takasaki in the intro of the opening track was an omen of things to come, as this album ended up making a historical impact on the Japanese rock scene.

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LOUDNESS The Birthday Eve (誕生前夜) album cover 4.22 | 5 ratings
The Birthday Eve (誕生前夜)
Heavy Metal 1981
LOUDNESS Devil Soldier (戦慄の奇蹟) album cover 3.33 | 6 ratings
Devil Soldier (戦慄の奇蹟)
Heavy Metal 1982
LOUDNESS The Law of Devil's Land (魔界曲章) album cover 4.06 | 5 ratings
The Law of Devil's Land (魔界曲章)
Heavy Metal 1983
LOUDNESS Disillusion (撃剣霊化) album cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
Disillusion (撃剣霊化)
Heavy Metal 1984
LOUDNESS Disillusion (English Version) album cover 4.28 | 10 ratings
Disillusion (English Version)
Heavy Metal 1984
LOUDNESS Thunder in the East album cover 4.58 | 8 ratings
Thunder in the East
Heavy Metal 1985
LOUDNESS Shadows of War / Lightning Strikes album cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Shadows of War / Lightning Strikes
Heavy Metal 1986
LOUDNESS Hurricane Eyes album cover 3.38 | 4 ratings
Hurricane Eyes
Heavy Metal 1987
LOUDNESS Hurricane Eyes (Japanese Version) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hurricane Eyes (Japanese Version)
Heavy Metal 1987
LOUDNESS Jealousy album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Jealousy
Heavy Metal 1988
LOUDNESS Soldier of Fortune album cover 4.10 | 11 ratings
Soldier of Fortune
Heavy Metal 1989
LOUDNESS On the Prowl album cover 2.88 | 4 ratings
On the Prowl
Heavy Metal 1991
LOUDNESS Loudness album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Loudness
Heavy Metal 1992
LOUDNESS Heavy Metal Hippies album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Heavy Metal Hippies
Heavy Metal 1994
LOUDNESS Ghetto Machine album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Ghetto Machine
Heavy Metal 1997
LOUDNESS Dragon album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Dragon
Heavy Metal 1998
LOUDNESS Engine album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Engine
Heavy Metal 1999
LOUDNESS Spiritual Canoe (輪廻転生) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Spiritual Canoe (輪廻転生)
Heavy Metal 2001
LOUDNESS Pandemonium (降臨幻術) album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Pandemonium (降臨幻術)
Heavy Metal 2001
LOUDNESS Biosphere album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Biosphere
Heavy Metal 2002
LOUDNESS Terror (剥離) album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Terror (剥離)
Heavy Metal 2004
LOUDNESS Rockshocks album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Rockshocks
Heavy Metal 2004
LOUDNESS Racing (音速) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Racing (音速)
Heavy Metal 2004
LOUDNESS Racing (English Version) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Racing (English Version)
Heavy Metal 2005
LOUDNESS Breaking the Taboo album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Breaking the Taboo
Heavy Metal 2006
LOUDNESS Metal Mad album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Metal Mad
Heavy Metal 2008
LOUDNESS The Everlasting (魂宗久遠) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Everlasting (魂宗久遠)
Heavy Metal 2009
LOUDNESS King Of Pain (因果応保) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
King Of Pain (因果応保)
Heavy Metal 2010
LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn album cover 2.21 | 3 ratings
Eve To Dawn
Heavy Metal 2011
LOUDNESS 2・0・1・2 album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
2・0・1・2
Heavy Metal 2012
LOUDNESS The Sun Will Rise Again (撃魂霊刀) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Sun Will Rise Again (撃魂霊刀)
Heavy Metal 2014
LOUDNESS Samsara Flight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Samsara Flight
Heavy Metal 2016
LOUDNESS Rise to Glory album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Rise to Glory
Heavy Metal 2018

LOUDNESS EPs & splits

LOUDNESS Gotta Fight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gotta Fight
Heavy Metal 1985
LOUDNESS Risky Woman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Risky Woman
Heavy Metal 1986
LOUDNESS A Lesson in Loudness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Lesson in Loudness
Heavy Metal 1989
LOUDNESS Slap in the Face album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slap in the Face
Heavy Metal 1991

LOUDNESS live albums

LOUDNESS Live-Loud-Alive Loudness in Tokyo album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Live-Loud-Alive Loudness in Tokyo
Heavy Metal 1983
LOUDNESS 8186 Live album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
8186 Live
Heavy Metal 1986
LOUDNESS Once and for All album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once and for All
Heavy Metal 1994
LOUDNESS Loud 'n' Raw album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loud 'n' Raw
Heavy Metal 1995
LOUDNESS Eurobounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eurobounds
Heavy Metal 2000
LOUDNESS The Soldier's Just Came Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soldier's Just Came Back
Heavy Metal 2001
LOUDNESS Loudness Live 2002 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loudness Live 2002
Heavy Metal 2003
LOUDNESS Live Loudest at the Budokan '91 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Loudest at the Budokan '91
Heavy Metal 2009

LOUDNESS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

LOUDNESS Crazy Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crazy Nights
Heavy Metal 1984
LOUDNESS Milky Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Milky Way
Heavy Metal 1984
LOUDNESS Never Change Your Mind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Never Change Your Mind
Heavy Metal 1985
LOUDNESS Rock 'n Roll Gypsy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock 'n Roll Gypsy
Heavy Metal 1987
LOUDNESS Sleepless Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sleepless Nights
Heavy Metal 1991
LOUDNESS Firestorm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Firestorm
Heavy Metal 1992

LOUDNESS re-issues & compilations

LOUDNESS Never Stay Here, Never Forget You -Loudness Best Tracks- album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Never Stay Here, Never Forget You -Loudness Best Tracks-
Heavy Metal 1986
LOUDNESS Early Singles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Singles
Heavy Metal 1989
LOUDNESS Loud 'n' Rare album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loud 'n' Rare
Heavy Metal 1991
LOUDNESS Loudest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loudest
Heavy Metal 1991
LOUDNESS Loudest Ballad Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loudest Ballad Collection
Heavy Metal 1991
LOUDNESS Loudness Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loudness Box
Heavy Metal 1992
LOUDNESS Best Songs Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best Songs Collection
Heavy Metal 1995
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Heavy Metal 1996
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The Very Best of Loudness
Heavy Metal 1997
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Best of Loudness 8688 - Atlantic Years
Heavy Metal 2001
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Re-masterpieces - The Best of Loudness
Heavy Metal 2001
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The Very Best of Loudness - The Days of Glory
Heavy Metal 2002
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The Best of Reunion
Heavy Metal 2005
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Loudness Complete Box
Heavy Metal 2007
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Heavy Metal 2009
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Original Album Series
Heavy Metal 2010
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Heavy Metal 2012
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Heavy Metal 2012
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Heavy Metal 2012
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Lightning Strikes / Loud ‘N’ Rare
Heavy Metal 2012
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Single Collection
Heavy Metal 2012
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Heavy Metal 2013

LOUDNESS singles (17)

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Burning Love
Heavy Metal 1982
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Geraldine
Heavy Metal 1983
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Road Racer
Heavy Metal 1983
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Crazy Night
Heavy Metal 1984
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Let It Go
Heavy Metal 1986
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So Lonely
Heavy Metal 1987
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Long Distance Love / Good Things Going
Heavy Metal 1988
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Dreamer & Screamer
Heavy Metal 1989
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You Shook Me
Heavy Metal 1989
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Down 'n' Dirty
Heavy Metal 1991
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In the Mirror
Heavy Metal 1991
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Black Widow
Heavy Metal 1992
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Slaughter House
Heavy Metal 1992
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Electric Kisses
Heavy Metal 1994
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Crazy Samurai
Heavy Metal 2004
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The Battleship Musashi
Heavy Metal 2005
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The Eternal Soldiers
Heavy Metal 2010

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Live-Loud-Alive Loudness in Tokyo
Heavy Metal 1983
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Eurobounds
Heavy Metal 1984
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Live in Tokyo - Lightning Strikes
Heavy Metal 1986
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Video Loudest
Heavy Metal 1991
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Black Widow -Once and for All-
Heavy Metal 1992
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The Soldier's Just Came Back
Heavy Metal 2001
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Live Terror 2004
Heavy Metal 2004
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Loudness Live DVD: Rock-Shocking the Nation
Heavy Metal 2005
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Loudness Live: Limited Edit at Germany
Heavy Metal 2005
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Live in Seoul
Heavy Metal 2006
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Loudness in America 06: Live Shocks World Circuit 2006 Chapter 1
Heavy Metal 2006
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Thanks 25th Anniversary: Loudness Live at International Forum 20061125
Heavy Metal 2007
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Munetaka Higuchi Forever Our Hero - Loudness Live at Shibuya CC Hall-
Heavy Metal 2009
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Classic Loudness - Live 2009
Heavy Metal 2010
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World Circuit 2010
Heavy Metal 2011
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Loudness 2012 Complete DVD
Heavy Metal 2013
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Best Music Videos 85-12
Heavy Metal 2013
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Loud∞Out Fest 2016
Heavy Metal 2016

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LOUDNESS Disillusion (English Version)

Album · 1984 · Heavy Metal
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Warthur
On their international breakthrough Disillusion, Loudness don't reinvent the wheel - they play traditional heavy metal, they wouldn't sound out of place opening for Judas Priest or Manowar, and they rock at it. The album comes in two versions; the original with Japanese-language lyrics sports by far the better cover art, though the English-language version is more complete, including as it does an intro which was cut from the original release. Either version offers a range of sounds from slower, gentler passages to more furious assaults - Esper, in particular, creeps towards the threshold of thrash metal. It's not an essential classic of the genre, but it's a more than solid effort which will entertain anyone who likes the harder side of 1980s metal.

LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn

Album · 2011 · Heavy Metal
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Stephen
With twenty-five albums under their sleeve definitely made Loudness the most productive Japanese heavy metal band ever, and 'Eve To Dawn' represents the 2011 version of Loudness, where even though they're still sound very modern, I sense a hint of coming back to the traditional heavy metal style. It's a good sign, but still not enough to drag my interest back like when Vescera is still on board. I long for a melodic-but-heavy record, commercial-but-subtle release, and 'Eve To Dawn' has couple of great tracks to please my appetite, but shame that's just about all.

'Come Alive Again' is a pure heavy metal beast, the riffs are fantastic and Takasaki is awesome as usual. 'Survivor' is more furious, leaping to the power metal territory, somehow reminds me of X Japan, another good track, and 'Keep You Burning' is also nice. The chaotic intro which turns quickly into a superb track, topped with Takasaki's firey solos. If I have the option to grab only these three tracks and created an EP, I'll gladly do it as the rest are disposable.

'The Power of Truth' is too modern even though the chorus is melodic and 'Gonna Do It My Way' is averagely okay, but 'Hang Tough' and 'Emotions' are weak, and came 'Pandora', the worst of the bunch, it ripped off any good mood I have on the first half. Stripping down the modern element and throwing back to their real heavy metal roots is actually the best path for them but I don't understand what they are trying to achieve with this. Idealism is good but this is clearly not the fans wanted, and if you want express the freedom of creativity, solo albums could be better.

I just hope that Loudness will veer back to its glorious days in the next effort, otherwise, it might be wise to call it a day.

LOUDNESS Soldier of Fortune

Album · 1989 · Heavy Metal
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Stephen
Released in 1989, "Soldier of Fortune" was the first album with Michael Vescera after Minoru Niihara got kicked out of the band. This was done to help them breaking through the American market although the final result wasn't exactly as what they expected. The whole album sounded very American and has a lot of 80s glam metal influences inside.

"You Shook Me" stomp the ground with Takasaki's thunderous riffs topped with Vescera's raspy screamer. "Danger of Love" is another winner and sounded like an unreleased Dokken song. "Red Light Shooter" fired away some ferocious hooks with flashy tapping. Too bad the euphoria was soon over when they struck me with the blunt boring ballad "Lost Without Your Love". If you're looking for a downtempo sentimental track, "Twenty Five Days" is a far better pick, check out the unforgettable intro lines. Good thing is that they repumped the album with several heavy tracks and closed it with the fantastic "Demon Disease".

"Soldier of Fortune" is truly a great album with lots of powerful songs, stellar vocal, and exceptional guitar works. Although this ain't the same Loudness as in the early 80s, Akira still deserved a glass of beer for the magical and mind-blowing composition!

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