The Law of Devil's Land

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The Law of Devil's Land
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Studio album by Loudness
Released January 21, 1983
Studio Studio Birdman, Nippon Columbia Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Heavy metal
Length 42:13
Language Japanese
Label Nippon Columbia (Japan)
Roadrunner (Europe)
Producer Loudness, Daikoh Nagato, Mikio Shimizu
Loudness chronology
Devil Soldier
(1982)Devil Soldier1982
The Law of Devil's Land
Live-Loud-Alive: Loudness in Tokyo
(1983)Live-Loud-Alive: Loudness in Tokyo1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]

The Law of Devil's Land (魔界典章, Makai tenshō) is the third studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It was released in 1983 only in Japan and later distributed in Europe by Roadrunner Records.[3] The CD reissue of 2005 contains two extra songs coming from the English version of the band's third single.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Akira Takasaki except "Black Wall" by Masayoshi Yamashita. Lyrics by Minoru Niihara

Side one
  1. "Theme of Loudness (part II)" - 1:52
  2. "In the Mirror" - 3:41
  3. "Show Me the Way" - 6:05
  4. "I Wish You Were Here" - 3:45
  5. "Mr. Yes Man" - 6:57
Side two
  1. "The Law of Devil's Land" - 4:56
  2. "Black Wall" - 5:06
  3. "Sleepless Night" - 4:48
  4. "Speed" - 5:32
2005 Japanese CD edition bonus tracks
  1. "Road Racer" - 4:25
  2. "Shinkiro" (蜃気楼) - 4:01


Additional musicians
  • Eve - chorus on track 1
  • Daikoh Nagato, Mikio Shimizu - producers
  • Daniel McClendon - engineer, mixing
  • Akira Ohmachi - tape operator
  • Kenichi Kishi - label executive
  • Keisuke Tsukimitsu - art direction


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness The Law of Devil's Land 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. 202. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ "Loudness - The Law of Devil's Land". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-30.