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Loudness

Loudness is a heavy metal band that formed in 1980 in the city of Osaka, Japan. Their sound could be consider that in the same style of Iron Maidenor Judas Priest during their prime time in the 80's. The only thing that separated them from other heavy metal bands during that time was the shredmaster Akira Takasaki's technical-signature playing style.

Unfortunately, after many line up changes, and the resurrection of grunge forced Loudness as a band to change styles to compete with emergingscenes. On their self-titled album we see that change with heavier distorted guitars, and f ...read more

Loudness is a heavy metal band that formed in 1980 in the city of Osaka, Japan. Their sound could be consider that in the same style of Iron Maidenor Judas Priest during their prime time in the 80's. The only thing that separated them from other heavy metal bands during that time was the shredmaster Akira Takasaki's technical-signature playing style.

Unfortunately, after many line up changes, and the resurrection of grunge forced Loudness as a band to change styles to compete with emergingscenes. On their self-titled album we see that change with heavier distorted guitars, and faster paced drumming, and harsher vocals. Only to see theircareer take on influences from the Nu-metal scene. With a shoddy career in the 90s and 00s, only until 2010's King of Pain showed the bandincorporating their classic heavy metal style back into their sound. Even then it's still not enough of a return to their glory days, because their soundstill has grunge and Nu-metal tendencies.

Basically, check out their stuff from their debut to about Soldier of Fortune if you want classic heavy metal. If you want grunge/ heavy metalstuff, check out 1992 to 2007, and for heavy metal in a modern way, from 2008 to nowdays. « hide

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LPs
The Sun Will Rise Again
2014

3.3
2 Votes
2・0・1・2
08/22/2012

3.6
9 Votes
Eve To Dawn
2011

3.4
11 Votes
King Of Pain
2010

3.7
7 Votes
The Everlasting
2009

3.3
7 Votes
Metal Mad
2008

3.4
4 Votes
Breaking the Taboo
2006

2.5
5 Votes
Racing
2005

2.8
4 Votes
Terror Hakuri
2004

2.8
4 Votes
Biosphere
2002

2.8
3 Votes
Pandemonium
2001

4
2 Votes
Spiritual Canoe
2001

3.5
4 Votes
Engine
1999

2.7
5 Votes
Dragon
1998

2
6 Votes
Ghetto Machine
1997

2.2
7 Votes
Heavy Metal Hippies
1994

3.2
5 Votes
Loudness
1992

3.5
5 Votes
On The Prowl
1991

3.7
7 Votes
Soldier of Fortune
1989

4.1
14 Votes
Jealousy
1988

3.9
4 Votes
Hurricane Eyes
1987

3.5
7 Votes
Lightning Strikes
1986

3.5
10 Votes
Thunder In The East
1985

4
26 Votes
Disillusion
1984

3.8
11 Votes
The Law of Devil's Land
1983

3.5
4 Votes
Devil Soldier
1982

3.1
4 Votes
The Birthday Eve
1981

3
4 Votes
EPs
The Eternal Soldiers
2010

2
1 Votes
The Battleship Musashi
2005

2.5
2 Votes
Slap In The Face
1991

Risky Woman
1986

Live Albums
Live Loudest at the Budokan '91
2009

Loudness Live 2002
2003

The Soldier's Just Came Back
2001

Eurobounds
2000

Loud 'n' Raw
1995

3
1 Votes
Once and for All
1994

4
1 Votes
8186 Live
1987

Live-Loud-Alive
1983

Compilations
Loudness Best Tracks - Warner Years
01/18/2012

Loudness Best Tracks - Columbia Years
01/18/2012

Loudness Best Tracks - Tokuma Japan Years
01/01/2012

Golden Best - Early Years Collection
2009

The Best of Reunion
2005

Rockshocks
2004

Re-Masterpieces - The Best Of
2001

Best of Loudness 8688 - Atlantic Years
2001

Masters of Loudness
1996

Best Songs Collection
1995

Loudest
1991

Loudest Ballad Collection
1991

Loud 'n' Rare
1991

Early Singles
1989

3
1 Votes
Never Stay Here, Never Forget You
1986


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