LOUDNESS "Dragon" /CD/

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Used: like new.



The fourteenth full-length album by legendary Japanese Heavy Metal band.
It seemed that it wasn't really Loudness with only Akira left from the original band. Sure, Loudness no longer sound like they did on popular releases like "Thunder In The East" and "Soldier Of Fortune", but then again, those albums sounded like any number of 1980's Heavy Metal bands. The 90's releases from Loudness are quite unique and sound like no other band. Songs like "9 Miles High" are quite good. This particular song is a mixture of classic Thrash Metal layered with some 70's wah-wah guitar from Akira. "Wicked Witches" on the other had has a slow, Doomy, almost Stoner Rock/Metal sound. "Crazy Go-Go" sounds a bit like Loudness cover classic Kiss, although it is an original song. The track six, "Kaisou", is an odd Jimi Hendrix influenced instrumental that acts as an intro for "Babylon". "Taj Mahal" is a Middle Eastern sounding song that seems a bit out of place on this CD. "Mirror Ball" adds a bit of Funk to an otherwise heavy track. "Nighcreepers" is a fairly heavy song that finishes out the disc quite nicely. 
Very interesting brand of Heavy Metal with some slight Alternative touches. Inventive, highly original guitar work and not very annoying vocals. Much better than 80's hairy stuff from the same band! There is a ton of experimentation, but there is still plenty of meat to chew on!!
CD features fold-out cover-booklet and separate booklet with lyrics in Japanese. This is one of those Loudness albums that is only available as an Japanese import.
Rooms Records, Inc., Japan, 1998 (BMCR-7027). Made in Japan. First press. Used: like new.


Tracklist:
1. 9 Miles High 3:45 
2. Dogshit 4:45 
3. Wicked Witches 4:25 
4. Crazy Go-Go 4:17 
5. Voodoo Voices 4:24 
6. Instrumental 1:56
7. Babylon 4:54 
8. Crawl 5:17 
9. Forbidden Love 4:38 
10. Mirror Ball 5:08 
11. Taj Mahal 5:30 I
12. Nightcreepers 5:21
Total playing time: 54:20


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