ラウドネス：Hurricane Eyes LPホワイトラベルテストプレス
Japan’s Loudness followed up their very strong Thunder In The East (1985) and Lightning Strikes (1986) albums with this LP in 1987. Possibly in response to the failure of the aforementioned albums to win over the English-speaking audience, Loudness tweaked their sound for Hurricane Eyes. The record label was pushing Loudness into a more “marketable” direction, resulting to songs like the ultra-catchy This Lonely Heart! This is fucking awesome…BUY IT!
Band : Loudness
Album : Hurricane Eyes
Type : Studio
Release Date : 1987-08-10
Label : ATCO
Country : Japan
Genre(s) : Heavy Metal
Running Time : 41:45
1. S.D.I. (4:15)
2. This Lonely Heart (4:08)
3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Gypsy (4:22)
4. In My Dreams (4:30)
5. Take Me Home (3:16)
6. Strike of the Sword (3:50)
7. Rock This Way (4:07)
8. In This World Beyond (4:26)
9. Hungry Heart (4:08)
10. So Lonely (4:43)
All tracks are credited to Loudness
Hurricane Eyes is the seventh studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It was released in 1987 worldwide with standard English lyrics. The album was produced by the famous producer and sound engineer Eddie Kramer, who had worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Kiss. The song “”So Lonely””, a reworked version of “”Ares Lament”” from the album Disillusion of 1984, was instead produced by Andy Johns, another world famous producer. This was the last Loudness’ album to enter the US Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for 4 weeks, peaking at #190
Minoru Niihara – vocals
Akira Takasaki – guitars
Masayoshi Yamashita – bass
Munetaka Higuchi – drums
Steve Johnsted – background vocals
David Glen Eisley – background vocals
Tod Howarth – background vocals
Gregg Giuffria – keyboards
One more example of the legendary affection that Heavy Metal fans had for each other back in the ’80s. We can clearly see in several moments of this video (for example on 3:02) that they even give each other massages! Oh, the superiority and nobleness of the Japanese and the Metal fans, or the Japanese Metal fans if you prefer!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, this album is underrated!,
I’m a big Loudness fan, I have most of their albums and I like them all, but I only got Hurricane Eyes a few days ago… Anyway, I didn’t expect a great album because it got negative reviews, but damn, what a surprise, I got a great album!
Ok, yeah, its poppy, its commercial, its cheesy … So what? Honestly, based on the negative reviews, I expected a very poppy album, but it isn’t THAT poppy and a couple of the songs sound just like the songs on Thunder In The East and Lightning Strikes! Its really stupid that a lot of people don’t like this album only because its poppy, its really stupid that a lot of metal fans don’t like a song if its not 100% heavy… Don’t get me wrong, I’m a metal fan, yeah, 90% of the bands that I listen to are metal bands, but I don’t have anything against pop, in fact, I like a few pop bands and I like some poppy metal, I don’t think that there anything wrong with poppy metal, its just more happy and more catchy and since when catchy is a bad thing? Anyway, this album is really great, pretty original, all of the songs are good, it has a lot of really catchy parts, it has a lot of great riffs, it has a lot of great solos, Akira playing is as unique as usual and Minoru voice sounds great as usual! All in all, its almost as good as the 2 previous albums (Thunder In The East and Lightning Strikes), the sound is not that different from the sound on these 2 albums, its just more poppy and more catchy.
You’re not a close-minded metalhead? Then I recommend this album, its a very enjoyable album!
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it !!!
Growing up in the 80 these guys were never appreciated, but I listened and loved it as much as the Crue, Ozzy, Ratt or Metallica, Akira Tamasaki is as good at ripping solos and chords as anyone else of the time, If you missed the boat in the 80’s try this album out NOW!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guitar performance from Akira and strong beats
S.D.I. song contains heavy beats. I love the melodies on so lonely and in my dreams. I got hooked after listened to this album…….This album is my favorite from Loudness.
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE LOUDNESS ALBUM!,
Great album by Loudness! It has all the original members, great song writing, and the mighty Akira Takasaki. The whole band sounds amazing and Minoru Nihara vocals are great. Check out the cool solo on “”Rock This Way!”. Their drummer Munetaka Higuchi succumbed to cancer recently.
A great band!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Masters of eastern Metal!,
All I can say is WOW. I am a huge fan of Loudness and have followed their career since 1983. Any true lover of Metal music and especially old school Metal (as opposed to Nu Metal) has to have this album, a definite must if you’re a collector and appreciate good music.
5.0 out of 5 stars Akira,
shred at its finest Akira is the man this is a great album never was a fan of the vocalist but their 80s stuff was amazing
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding,
This LP has everything good guitars riffs, stellar musicianship, melodic metal at it finest!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite song is S.D.I.,
I have listened Loudness song since five years ago. Akira Takasaki is great guitarist. I like his heavy and melodious sound. My favorite song is S.D.I.
5.0 out of 5 stars By far their best album!!!!!,
I have listened to heavy metal on & off for 15 years now but Loudness is one band that I have consistently listened to & that is thanks mainly to this album. I recently bought it on LP after wearing out my cassette. The songs are all roaring stadium-like anthems but they’re all really well done and stand up after repeated listening. “”SDI”” and “”This Lonely Heart”” rank among the band best songs and certainly among the best heavy metal songs of the 80. If you want to give this band a try, this is a great album to start with. ”