Devil Soldier

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Devil Soldier
Loudness devil soldier.jpg
Studio album by Loudness
Released July 21, 1982
Studio Studio Birdman, Nippon Columbia Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Heavy metal
Length 37:06
Language Japanese
Label Nippon Columbia
Producer Loudness, Daikoh Nagato
Loudness chronology
The Birthday Eve
(1981)
Devil Soldier
(1982)
The Law of Devil's Land
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]

Devil Soldier (戦慄の奇蹟 Senritsu no kiseki?) is the second studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness.[3] It was released in 1982. The American Daniel McClendon (brother of Tommy McClendon) was called to engineer the sound of this album, because there was no Japanese technician experienced enough in heavy metal records at the time.[4][5] The album won the award for Best Heavy Metal record of the year in Japan.[6] The reissue in CD of 2005 contains two bonus tracks, coming from the second single of the band.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Akira Takasaki, all lyrics by Minoru Niihara

Side one
  1. "Lonely Player" - 4:51
  2. "Angel Dust" - 4:47
  3. "After Illusion" - 5:59
  4. "Girl" - 2:34
Side two
  1. "Hard Workin'" - 3:30
  2. "Loving Maid" - 4:55
  3. "Rock the Nation" - 3:23
  4. "Devil Soldier" - 7:08
2005 Japanese CD edition bonus tracks
  1. "Geraldine" - 4:00
  2. "Lonely Player" (live) - 5:02

Personnel[edit]

Loudness
Production
  • Daikoh Nagato - producer
  • Daniel McClendon - engineer, mixing
  • Kenichi Kishi, Masao Nakajima - label executives
  • Keisuke Tsukimitsu - art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness Devil Soldier review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "Loudness - Devil Soldier". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  4. ^ Cahoon, Keith (2004-11-19). "Loudness Profile". Nippop.com. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Loudness Biography". Doom Radio.net. 2005. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  6. ^ "Loudness Special" (in Italian). Musica Follia.com. 2004. Retrieved 2010-03-21.