Eve to Dawn

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Eve to Dawn
Eve to Dawn.jpg
Studio album by Loudness
Released September 14, 2011
Recorded December 2010–August 2011
Studio Osaka School of Music, Japan
Genre Heavy metal, progressive metal
Length 53:49
Label Tokuma Japan
Producer Loudness, Masahiro Shinoki, Shunji Inoue
Loudness chronology
King of Pain
(2010)
Eve to Dawn
(2011)
2・0・1・2
(2012)

Eve to Dawn (旭日昇天 Kyokujitsu shōten?) is the twenty-fourth studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness, released on September 14, 2011.[1] The album reached number 36 on the Oricon chart.[2]

In an interview, guitarist Akira Takasaki described the album as more "aggressive" than King of Pain. Saying, the previous album was focused on featuring drummer Masayuki Suzuki, but that Eve to Dawn would be guitar driven.[3] Singer Minoru Niihara said that the lyrics has a more positive vibe than in previous releseas because of the impact of the Great East Japan earthquake and the instrumental "A Light in the Dark" was dedicated by Takasaki to that tragic event.[4]

Regarding the album title "Eve to Dawn", 'Eve' was added due to the fact that Loudness celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album The Birthday Eve and that the late Munetaka Higuchi's birthday was on Christmas Eve, 'Dawn' has the double meaning of a new start towards the world, as well as the rising sun of Japan.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Minoru Niihara, English lyrics co-written by Takashi Kanazawa. All music by Akira Takasaki, except track 4 by Masayuki Suzuki and track 5 by Masayoshi Yamashita.

  1. "A Light in the Dark" (instrumental) - 1:46
  2. "The Power of Truth" - 5:27
  3. "Come Alive Again" - 4:25
  4. "Survivor" - 5:44
  5. "Keep You Burning" - 5:16
  6. "Gonna Do It My Way" - 4:12
  7. "Hang Tough" - 5:54
  8. "Kidoairaku" (喜怒哀楽) (instrumental) - 6:21
  9. "Comes the Dawn" - 7:04
  10. "Pandora" - 4:17
  11. "Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!" - 3:23

Personnel[edit]

Loudness
Production
  • Masatoshi Sakimoto - engineer, mixing at Freedom Studio, Tokyo
  • Takeru Maeyama, Takuya Wada - assistant engineers
  • Manfred Melchior - mastering at MM Sound, Steinhagen, Germany
  • Hirose Shiraishi - supervisor
  • Masahiro Shinoki, Shunji Inoue - executive producers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loudness Reveals New Album Title, Artwork And Tracklisting". Metal Underground.com. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  2. ^ LOUDNESSのアルバム売り上げランキング
  3. ^ Hart, Josh (22 August 2011). "Loudness Reveal Release Date, Track Listing for New Album, 'Eve To Dawn'". Guitar World.com. Guitar World. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  4. ^ a b "シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント". Young Guitar Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 43 no. 10. November 2011. pp. 21–25.