Heavy Metal Hippies

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
The strangely-titled Heavy Metal Hippies finds Japanese metal institution Loudness searching for a foothold -- any foothold -- in the post-Nirvana alternative world, coming away with a modern metal sound somewhere between Pantera and Seattle. All things considered, they could have done a lot worse, but guitarist Akira Takasaki is obviously running on fumes here, resulting in a derivative, unfulfilling record which long-time Loudness fans will want to steer clear of. Now the band's last remaining original member following the departure of founding drummer Munetaka Higuchi, Takasaki would, not surprisingly, finally give up the ghost after this album, taking three years ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
The strangely-titled Heavy Metal Hippies finds Japanese metal institution Loudness searching for a foothold -- any foothold -- in the post-Nirvana alternative world, coming away with a modern metal sound somewhere between Pantera and Seattle. All things considered, they could have done a lot worse, but guitarist Akira Takasaki is obviously running on fumes here, resulting in a derivative, unfulfilling record which long-time Loudness fans will want to steer clear of. Now the band's last remaining original member following the departure of founding drummer Munetaka Higuchi, Takasaki would, not surprisingly, finally give up the ghost after this album, taking three years off before resurfacing with the much improved Ghetto Machine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140017221
  • Catalog Number: 172
  • Sales rank: 49,589

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Howling Rain (6:59)
  2. 2 Freedom (7:12)
  3. 3 222 (2:37)
  4. 4 Eyes of a Child (6:33)
  5. 5 Electric Kisses (4:55)
  6. 6 House of Freaks (5:03)
  7. 7 Paralyzed (5:15)
  8. 8 Desperation, Desecration (5:34)
  9. 9 Light in the Distance (4:56)
  10. 10 Broken Jesus (7:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Loudness Primary Artist
Akira Takasaki Bass, Guitar
Masaki Yamada Vocals
Hirotsugu Honma Drums
Technical Credits
Akira Takasaki Producer
Chris Tsangarides Engineer
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