REMASTERED SUPPLEMENT :
> In 2004 and 2005, Columbia Music released the Remastered
editions of Disillusion and Disillusion ~English Version~
respectively. Again, they enticed fans with the addition of 2 new
bonus tracks on each edition. Disillusion came packed
with "Crazy Doctor" and "Dream Fantasy", both
live versions from the Eurobounds album/video (originally
released on August 21, 1984). Disillusion ~English Version~
went back into the Odin EP for "Eruption"
(original tape released August, 1985) and "Flash Out" (original
EP released June, 21 1985). Both of these songs are nicely done instrumentals.
> Loudness was the first Japanese metal band I became a fan
of, thanks to a head bangin' friend of mine. The first time I heard
"Exploder", I was hooked (line and sinker). Of all
the Japanese metal bands (I know of), Loudness is the only
one to make a dent in the American market, albeit ultimately unsuccessful
:( That's really a shame, as their music is very hard to beat...
> LOUDNESS/Disillusion isn't their first album by any stretch,
but it most certainly is their best album! Thanks to the success
of this album (at least in Japan), Loudness was able to launch
an attack on the American market with their next album, Thunder
In The East. That's another review though. Anyway,
I can't imagine anybody listening to this album with an open mind and not
being impressed. It's that good.
> Yes, this album's lyrics are mainly Japanese with the usual sprinkling
of English. However, the "English Version" is obviously a complete
translation -- and believe me, it's seamless. Both contain the same
awesome music with one exception. The "English Version" has an additional
track titled "Anthem (Loudness Overture)" -- a short intro
theme. Disillusion is full of clean grinding guitar,
perfect percussion, sweet vocals, and Akira's best solos!
All the songs are well worth hearing at any time. My favorite song
is "Exploder/Dream Fantasy" -- a deceptively fast moving
song with great rhythm. Now if I could just find the "Road
Racer/Shinkiro" EP on CD, I'd be all set!!!