YMMV / Loudness

  • Banned in China: Loudness has been banned from entering the USA, possibly permanently, due to either paperwork errors, the Trump administration, or some combination thereof.
  • Cliché Storm: The lyrics of the second verse of the song "Ghetto Machine"note  begin as follows:
    I'm your monk
    Yakuza punk
    Godzilla drunk
    A geisha bar
    Nippon god
    Asian mob
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: "Soldier Of Fortune." It's most likely a Stealth Parody of the Blood Knight and War Is Glorious, but sometimes this is missed in how cool it sounds and what a rocking song it is.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The first band member to have their own page on this wiki is the one who remained in the band for less time than any other member.
    • This is because Taiji gained most of his fame from his first major band, which he'd stayed with longer.
    • Taiji had showed up at every memorial show for Munetaka, and his song "Black Widow" is still sometimes performed live by the band (now as a tribute to him as well). It is also most likely that his personal problems were why he left the band, as this was around the time his life made its turn for the worse.
  • Epileptic Trees: The meaning of certain songs or song titles.
    • The reason for Taiji's departure from the band and the relationship, if any, between Niihara and Munetaka are the two big areas for this aside from lyrics and such.
    • The Pandemonium album: Did Munetaka Go Mad from the Revelation or was the Harsher in Hindsight just a coincidence?
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Pandemonium, especially the song "Bloody Doom," but pretty much the entire album. Released in November 2001, and reading like a rant about the entire decade to follow 2001 and the War on Terror.
  • Ho Yay: Loudness doesn't tend to indulge that much in fanservice or onstage/interview admissions or the like (nowhere near as much as, say, X Japan or Buck-Tick) but it's had its moments.
    • The 1991-1993 era featured onstage fanservice - usually between Masaki and Taiji, though both would occasionally share the love with the others.
    • There were some rumors that The Mentor friendship between Munetaka and Taiji could have had this dimension to it.
    • In a lyrical example, the song I Wonder, is Minoru singing to the now-dead Munetaka about his love for him and how much he misses him.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Mike Vescera, Masaki Yamada, or both. To Minoru Niihara fans both usually are, to Vescera fans Yamada is, and to Niihara and Yamada fans (or fans of Japanese vocalists or haters of Hair Metal) Vescera is. Minoru Niihara, himself, though, actually thinks Vescera and especially Yamada were very talented.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: WAR IS FUCKING HELL!!!!
  • Yoko Oh No: How some fans feel about Fi RE Si GN, Masaki Yamada's current band with him on bass and his girlfriend Aya on vocals.