King of Pain (album)

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King of Pain
Loudness king of pain.jpg
Studio album by Loudness
Released May 19, 2010
Recorded 2009 – March 2010
Studio Village Studio and Rojam Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Heavy metal, progressive metal
Length 60:53
Label Tokuma Japan Communications
Producer Akira Takasaki, Kiyomasa Shinoki, Keiichi Oriuchi
Loudness chronology
Live Loudest at the Budokan '91
(2009)Live Loudest at the Budokan '912009
King of Pain
(2010)
Eve to Dawn
(2011)Eve to Dawn2011

King of Pain (因果応報, Ingaōhō) is the twenty-third studio album by Japanese heavy 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, lyrics as indicated

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

Personnel[edit]

Loudness
Production
  • Masatoshi Sakimoto - engineer, mixing
  • Yuki Mitome - assistant engineer
  • Kazuhiro Yamagata - mastering
  • Kiyomasa Shinoki, Keiichi Oriuchi - executive producers

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