Takasaki (Guitar, Chorus)
Yamashita (Bass, Chorus)
> The Law Of Devil's Land is the third album from Loudness'
discography. In my opinion, this album was their finest of the first
three. The Denon CD release came in 1989, and I promptly snagged
it. With the release of the Remastered CD in 2004, Columbia added
2 tracks from the Road Racer EP (big thumbs up).
> The original 9 songs offer insight into the direction Loudness
would take with their next studio album, Disillusion.
Although most of the lyrics are in Japanese, the words as sung by Minoru
flow well with the music. Akira's riffs are beginning
to take a harder edge, while still maintaining an melodic rhythm.
Without a doubt the song "In The Mirror" is the album's best
offering, followed closely by "Mr. Yes Man".
> When you consider "Road Racer" and "Shinkiro"
in the Remastered edition, they trump everything from the original 9 songs.
As a matter of fact, those 2 songs were released some time after this album
on a 12" EP and actually sound like they belong on Disillusion.
Either way they're in my collection and that's all that matters.
> Since I already owned the Denon release, I mainly bought the Remastered
edition to get "Road Racer" and "Shinkiro" on CD. If
you like the Disillusion album you'll probably like The Law Of
Devil's Land. At any rate, this is a great Japanese Metal record.
85% / 90% [Remastered]
Of Loudness Part II
You Were Here
Of Devil's Land