Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1986 to the sixth album by the Japanese band Loudness called “Lightning Strikes” for the track “Let It Go.”
“Let It Go” is the opening track on “Lightning Strikes” and the video for the song received substantial airplay on MTV and Headbanger’s Ball. The album produced by Max Norman, who has also produced albums for Ozzy Osbourne and Megadeth peaked at #64 on the Billboard 200 chart and stayed on the chart for 15 weeks. Norman also wrote some of the lyrics for the album but was not credited.
The album is known as “Shadows of War” in Japan and has a different track order as well as a difference in some of the vocals and melodies on the album.
Although the band has has it’s ups and downs over the years and some lineup changes, they released their 27th studio album “Rise to Glory” in 2018 and toured in support of the album.
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