Eve to Dawn
|Eve to Dawn|
|Studio album by Loudness|
|Released||September 14, 2011|
|Recorded||December 2010–August 2011|
|Studio||Osaka School of Music, Japan|
|Genre||Heavy metal, progressive metal|
|Producer||Loudness, Masahiro Shinoki, Shunji Inoue|
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. 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.
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.
- "A Light in the Dark" (instrumental) - 1:46
- "The Power of Truth" - 5:27
- "Come Alive Again" - 4:25
- "Survivor" - 5:44
- "Keep You Burning" - 5:16
- "Gonna Do It My Way" - 4:12
- "Hang Tough" - 5:54
- "Kidoairaku" (喜怒哀楽) (instrumental) - 6:21
- "Comes the Dawn" - 7:04
- "Pandora" - 4:17
- "Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!" - 3:23
- Minoru Niihara – vocals
- Akira Takasaki – guitars, keyboards, vocals on track 5
- Masayoshi Yamashita – bass
- Masayuki Suzuki – drums
- 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
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- "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.