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King of Pain

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsCOCP
Reviews :  1
Comments :  3
Total votes :  4
Rating :  89 / 100
Have :  0       Want : 0
Submitted by level 7 Vincent (2010-05-26)
Videos by  youtube
King of Pain Information

Track listing (Songs)

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1.Requiem2:59-0
2.5:30-0
3.4:21-0
4.5:42-0
5.5:07-0
6.3:11-0
7.3:51-0
8.3:50-0
9.5:25-0
10.3:34-0
11.4:32-0
12.4:19-0
13.3:30-0
14.5:02-0

Line-up (members)

  • Minoru Niihara : Vocals
  • Akira Takasaki : Guitars
  • Masayoshi Yamashita : Bass
  • Masayuki "An-Pang" Suzuki : Drums

King of Pain Reviews

 (1)
Reviewer :  level 2   (92/100)
Date : 
Japan has a knack for producing quality bands, taking every sub-genre of metal to their extremes, yet not sound overly cheesy. Joining the ranks of bands such as Sabbat and Abigail, Loudness brings to rabid fans of Japanese metal King of Pain, their 24th full length album studio album, and their second release after original drummer (and founding member) Higuchi's demise.

Now, I have to declare that I am not exactly a fan of Loudness, with the only record that I listen constantly to being the 1985 classic, Thunder in the East. As such, pardon me if the only comparisons I can draw from older Loudness material come from that album.

King of Pain opens with Requiem, a short, anthem-like instrumental intro track, before the title track of the album begins. The King of Pain opens with a short drum intro, reminiscent of Judas Priest's Painkiller. From here on, it is obvious how current drummer, Suzuki's style differs from Higuchi. Unlike his predecessor, Suzuki expresses his high energy style through the inclusion of lots of double bass drumming, whereas Higuchi preferred the punishing pounding on his skins. While the modern (and "updated") style of Suzuki might make the album sound alien to longtime fans of Loudness, on the third track onwards, Power of Death, there is no mistaking that this is indeed Loudness in all their glory. The riffs unleashed by guitarist Akira, and the notes littered with slight pinch harmonics, are reminiscent of songs on Thunder in the East, and the
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King of Pain Comments

 (3)
level 18   (90/100)
podarené HM album, trošku ako by išlo okrem poweru aj do iných tvrdých žánrov
level 2   (86/100)
4번트랙만으로도 이미 평작은 벗어났다
level 10   (88/100)
개작살 헤비메탈 앨범... 전설은 아직 죽지 않았다는 것을 보여주는 듯 하다.

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