King of Pain (album)

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King of Pain
Studio album by Loudness
Released May 19, 2010
Recorded 2009 – March 2010 at Village Studio and Rojam Studio
Genre Heavy metal, progressive metal
Length 60:53
Label Tokuma Japan Communications
Producer Akira Takasaki
Loudness chronology
Live Loudest at the Budokan '91
(2009)
King of Pain
(2010)
Eve to Dawn
(2011)

King of Pain is the twenty-third studio album by Japanese metal band Loudness. It was released on May 19, 2010 only in Japan and marks the full-length debut of drummer Masayuki Suzuki. Guitarist Akira Takasaki would later say King of Pain was focused on featuring Suzuki.[1] The album reached number 21 on the Oricon chart.[2]

The album shows a return to standard-tuned guitars and bass, and according to some fans, a return to their 1980s sound.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Akira Takasaki.

  1. "Requiem" - 2:59
  2. "The King of Pain" - 5:30 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Bob Dyer)
  3. "Power of Death" - 4:21 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  4. "Death Machine" - 5:42 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  5. "Doodlebug" - 5:07 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  6. "Rule the World" - 3:11 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  7. "Straight Out of Our Soul" - 3:51 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Ken Ayugai)
  8. "Where Am I Going?"- 3:50 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and JJ)
  9. "Emma" - 5:25 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  10. "Naraka" - 3:34 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  11. "Doctor from Hell" - 4:32 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Ray Higa)
  12. "Hell Fire" - 4:19 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Bob Dyer)
  13. "#666" - 3:30 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)
  14. "Never Comes" - 5:02 (Lyrics by Minoru Niihara and Takashi Kanazawa)

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