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Hurricane Eyes

LoudnessAudio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 21, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B0009OUBU6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. S.D.I.
2. This Lonely Heart
3. Rock & Roll Gypsy
4. In My Dreams
5. Take Me Home
6. Strike of the Sword
7. Rock This Way
8. In This World Beyond
9. Hungry Hunter
10. So Lonely

Editorial Reviews

Loudness was a Japanese hard rock quartet that had numerous hit albums in the 80's and early 90's. Hurricane Eyes hit the Billboard charts in 1987. Wounded Bird. 2005.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars HURRICANE EYES FALLS SHORT August 18, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
OKAY, IF YOU LIKED THUNDER AND LIGHTNING YOU WILL THINK THIS OFFERING(SANS S.D.I) IS NOT UP TO STANDARDS. THE SOLO'S ARE FLAT AND THE SONGS ARE JUST NOT AS CATCHY AS THE AFOREMENTIONED. IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR ITS A GOOD ADDITION TO THE ARSENAL.MY SUGGESTION: DONT MAKE THIS YOUR FIRST PURCHASE . INSTEAD, GO FOR THUNDER IN THE EAST OR DISILLUSION. IF YOU LIKE HEAVIER METAL CHECK OUT THEIR LATER OFFERINGS, GHETTO MACHINE, OR ENGINE BOTH VERY COOL AND STYLISTICALLY DIFFERENT.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, this album is underrated! September 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'll start this review by saying that I'm a big Loudness fan, I have most of their albums and I like them all, but I only got Hurricane Eyes a few days ago... Anyway, I didn't expect a great album because it got a lot of negative reviews, but damn, what a surprise, I got a great album!

Ok, yeah, its poppy, its commercial, its cheesy ... So what? Honestly, based on the negative reviews, I expected a very poppy album, but it isn't THAT poppy and a couple of the songs sound just like the songs on Thunder In The East and Lightning Strikes! Its really stupid that a lot of people don't like this album only because its poppy, its really stupid that a lot of metal fans don't like a song if its not 100% heavy... Don't get me wrong, I'm a metal fan, yeah, 90% of the bands that I listen to are metal bands, but I don't have anything against pop, in fact, I like a few pop bands (well, I guess that bands like Depeche Mode aren't exactly the definition of pop, but anyway...) and I like some poppy metal, I don't think that there's anything wrong with poppy metal, its just more happy and more catchy and since when catchy is a bad thing? Anyway, this album is really great, it has some generic parts, but overall its pretty original, all of the songs are good, it has a lot of really catchy parts, it has a lot of great riffs, it has a lot of great solos, Akira's playing is as unique as usual and Minoru's voice sounds great as usual! All in all, its almost as good as the 2 previous albums (Thunder In The East and Lightning Strikes), the sound is not that different from the sound on these 2 albums, its just more poppy and more catchy. Its nowhere as good as The Law Of Devil's Land and Disillusion, but what is?

You're not a close-minded metalhead? Then I recommend this album, its a very enjoyable album! I also highly recommend The Law Of Devil's Land, Disillusion, Thunder In The East, Lightning Strikes and Racing from the same band!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good album.. August 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Had this one on tape when it came out..great music! the tracks "this lonely heart" and "rock n' roll gypsy" are some of the best songs from the 80's I thought, but like always a great band fell in the cracks of the hair bands...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid piece of hard rock. August 31, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have always found Hurricane Eyes to be a pretty cool album. Loudness is a Japanese hard rock band that has put out some good material. Akira Takasaki is a very good guitar player. His guitar riffs and solos have always been very impressive and interesting. This album is somewhat more diverse than the previous disc Lightning Strikes. Unlike that album, keyboards are used on some of Hurricane Eyes' songs--they are a nice addition to Loudness' music. There are straight-ahead hard rockers, a few fast metallic ones, and a couple of power ballads. The musicianship, songwriting, and production are solid and satisfying. Hurricane Eyes consists of ten tracks. My favorite tunes are "S.D.I.," "In My Dreams," and "So Lonely." "S.D.I." is the album opener and a heavy and fast one at that. Minoru Niihara really does deliver with the vocals. He has a unique and cool voice and does a good job throughout. "So Lonely" is a nice power ballad that ends the album. Hurricane Eyes is a solid piece of hard rock. Worth a listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat of a disappointment November 7, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't think this album is as bad as some people make it out to be, but it's certainly deficient in areas. The main problem is that it comes off the heels of two very successful albums in the U.S market. It's obvious that Loudness saw the changing of the landscape in regards to the success of glam rock/metal in the U.S, and they did their best to capitalize on this genre. This was a BIG mistake! The funny thing is, as you listen to the first two tracks, you wouldn't no there was anything bad on the horizon. "S.D.I." is simply the best track on this album, and that seems to be the consensus among most Loudness fans. "This Lonely Heart" has some heavy guitars, but suffers a bit because of the chorus. Now we get to the obligatory sell out song, which turned a lot of heads, that being "Rock 'N' Roll Gypsy". It's a keyboard laden song, with a lot of over production. When you have a talented guitarist like that of Akira Takasaki, one shouldn't really have to resort to this. That brings us to the worst song, which is "In My Dreams". This is a constant skip for myself, as it's just an awful ballad. The next four songs ("Take Me Home", "Strike of the Sword", "Rock This Way", & "In This World Beyond") all have some redeeming qualities, and are what you would expect to hear from Loudness. Unfortunately, the album ends on a downward spiral, with two of the worst songs in that of "Hungry Hunter" and "So Lonely". This album is about 3 1/2 stars, but Amazon STILL hasn't gotten on board with that option. If you're hearing Loudness for the first time, start with the English version of "Disillusion", "Thunder in the East", or "Lightning Strikes"...all killer albums.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT band , GREAT time to have lived in!
I ordered this cd due to the fact that I saw the video "this lonely heart" and just had to own that piece of music history. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jonnstoffer
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE LOUDNESS ALBUM!
Great album by Loudness! It has all the original memebers, great song writing, and the mighty Akira Takasaki. The whole band sounds amazing and Minoru Nihara's vocals are great. Read more
Published 7 months ago by METAL-ROB
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it !!!
Growing up in the 80's these guys were never appreciated, but I listened and loved it as much as the Crue, Ozzy, Ratt or Metallica, Akira Tamasaki is as good at ripping solos and... Read more
Published on May 9, 2010 by Thomas P. Tadych
5.0 out of 5 stars Masters of eastern Metal!
All I can say is WOW. I am a huge fan of Loudness and have followed their career since 1983. Any true lover of Metal music and especially old school Metal (as opposed to Nu Metal)... Read more
Published on October 6, 2008 by onemanforall
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good, Some Bad
Hurricane Eyes could have been a great album. The music is there, but the bad sound and akward vocals bring this down a few notches. Read more
Published on September 30, 2008 by amazonianshopaholic
3.0 out of 5 stars Good album,but not for fans of Loudness's early material
I have always considered Loudness to be Japan's answer to Dokken and Judas Priest.There is some good material on here,but this album is the most poppy sounding one that they had... Read more
Published on December 13, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars akira
shred at its finest akira is the man this is a great album never was a fan of the vocalist but their 80s stuff was amazing
Published on August 27, 2006 by Stephenwebb
2.0 out of 5 stars "Such a foolish game, no one left to blame"
Hurricane Eyes was Loudness' 1987 release after the excellent Thunder in the East (1985) and Lightning Strikes (1986). Read more
Published on July 12, 2005 by mwreview
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
This Cd has everything good guitars riffs,steller musicianship, melodic metal at it's finest!!!Pay no attention to the three MORONS
below who have no idea what true melodic... Read more
Published on June 3, 2005 by Cullen Mccormick
1.0 out of 5 stars Hair metal
LOUDNESS signed with a major company and immediately sold out, dressing themselves like Dokken, POison, Cinderella, Motley Crue, whatever. Read more
Published on August 27, 2002 by Pitchulo Dun Dun
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