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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The Birthday Eve (誕生前夜)
Traditional heavy metal 1981
.. Album Cover 3.15 | 5 ratings
Devil Soldier (戦慄の奇蹟)
Traditional heavy metal 1982
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The Law of Devil's Land (魔界曲章)
Traditional heavy metal 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Disillusion (撃剣霊化)
Traditional heavy metal 1984
.. Album Cover 4.19 | 8 ratings
Disillusion (English Version)
Traditional heavy metal 1984
.. Album Cover 4.29 | 7 ratings
Thunder in the East
Traditional heavy metal 1985
.. Album Cover 3.62 | 4 ratings
Shadows of War / Lightning Strikes
Traditional heavy metal 1986
.. Album Cover 3.45 | 3 ratings
Hurricane Eyes
Traditional heavy metal 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hurricane Eyes (Japanese Version)
Traditional heavy metal 1987
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Jealousy
Traditional heavy metal 1988
.. Album Cover 4.22 | 10 ratings
Soldier of Fortune
Traditional heavy metal 1989
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 3 ratings
On the Prowl
Traditional heavy metal 1991
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Loudness
Traditional heavy metal 1992
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Heavy Metal Hippies
Traditional heavy metal 1994
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Ghetto Machine
Traditional heavy metal 1997
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Dragon
Traditional heavy metal 1998
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Engine
Traditional heavy metal 1999
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Spiritual Canoe (輪廻転生)
Traditional heavy metal 2001
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Pandemonium (降臨幻術)
Traditional heavy metal 2001
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Biosphere
Traditional heavy metal 2002
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Terror (剥離)
Traditional heavy metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Rockshocks
Traditional heavy metal 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Racing (音速)
Traditional heavy metal 2004
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Racing (English Version)
Traditional heavy metal 2005
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Breaking the Taboo
Traditional heavy metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Metal Mad
Traditional heavy metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Everlasting (魂宗久遠)
Traditional heavy metal 2009
.. Album Cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
King Of Pain (因果応保)
Traditional heavy metal 2010
.. Album Cover 2.11 | 3 ratings
Eve To Dawn
Traditional heavy metal 2011
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
2・0・1・2
Traditional heavy metal 2012
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Sun Will Rise Again (撃魂霊刀)
Traditional heavy metal 2014

LOUDNESS EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gotta Fight
Traditional heavy metal 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Risky Woman
Traditional heavy metal 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Lesson in Loudness
Traditional heavy metal 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Slap in the Face
Traditional heavy metal 1991

LOUDNESS live albums

.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Live-Loud-Alive Loudness in Tokyo
Traditional heavy metal 1983
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
8186 Live
Traditional heavy metal 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Once and for All
Traditional heavy metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loud 'n' Raw
Traditional heavy metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eurobounds
Traditional heavy metal 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soldier's Just Came Back
Traditional heavy metal 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loudness Live 2002
Traditional heavy metal 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Loudest at the Budokan '91
Traditional heavy metal 2009

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

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crazy Nights
Traditional heavy metal 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Milky Way
Traditional heavy metal 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Never Change Your Mind
Traditional heavy metal 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock 'n Roll Gypsy
Traditional heavy metal 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sleepless Nights
Traditional heavy metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Firestorm
Traditional heavy metal 1992

LOUDNESS boxset & compilations

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

LOUDNESS singles (17)

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Burning Love
Traditional heavy metal 1982
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Geraldine
Traditional heavy metal 1983
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Road Racer
Traditional heavy metal 1983
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Crazy Night
Traditional heavy metal 1984
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Let It Go
Traditional heavy metal 1986
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Long Distance Love / Good Things Going
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Dreamer & Screamer
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You Shook Me
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In the Mirror
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Traditional heavy metal 1992
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Traditional heavy metal 1994
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Traditional heavy metal 2004
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Live-Loud-Alive Loudness in Tokyo
Traditional heavy metal 1983
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Eurobounds
Traditional heavy metal 1984
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Live in Tokyo - Lightning Strikes
Traditional heavy metal 1986
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Video Loudest
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Black Widow -Once and for All-
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The Soldier's Just Came Back
Traditional heavy metal 2001
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Live Terror 2004
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Loudness Live DVD: Rock-Shocking the Nation
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Loudness Live: Limited Edit at Germany
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Live in Seoul
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Loudness in America 06: Live Shocks World Circuit 2006 Chapter 1
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Thanks 25th Anniversary: Loudness Live at International Forum 20061125
Traditional heavy metal 2007
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Munetaka Higuchi Forever Our Hero - Loudness Live at Shibuya CC Hall-
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Classic Loudness - Live 2009
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World Circuit 2010
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Loudness 2012 Complete DVD
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Best Music Videos 85-12
Traditional heavy metal 2013

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LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn

Album · 2011 · Traditional 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 · Traditional heavy metal
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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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