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Release date: 28 June 1993
Style: Power metal

Rating:

7.5 | 263 votes

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01. Tribute To The Past
02. No Return
03. Last Before The Storm
04. The Cave Principle
05. Future Madhouse
06. Gamma Ray [Birth Control cover]
07. Insanity & Genius
08. 18 Years
09. Your Turn Is Over
10. Heal Me
11. Brothers
12. Heroes [Japanese bonus]
13. Gamma Ray [Birth Control cover] [long version] [2002 Digipack bonus]
14. Exciter [Judas Priest cover] [2002 Digipack bonus]
15. Save Us [live] [Helloween cover] [2002 Digipack bonus]

Review
Lyrics (12)


Line-up
Kai Hansen - guitars
Ralf Scheepers - vocals
Dirk Schlächter - guitars
Jan Rubach - bass
Thomas Nack - drums


Additional info
Recorded at Hansen Studios, Hamburg.
Engineered & produced by Dirk Schlächter & Kai Hansen.
Mixed at Horus Sound Studio, Hannover.
Mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind.
Cover artwork by Kai Karczewski.

Guest review by
nicaZe

Rating:
7.5
Of all Gamma Ray's albums, their first three have always had that Helloween feel to them. As band leader Kai Hansen had written a fair bit for Helloween, this shouldn't quite come off as a surprise. But of each of Gamma Ray's first three albums the Helloween influence is most noticeable here, on Insanity And Genius.

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musicalkaratekid - 31.05.2015 at 20:41  
Rating: 7 This is the only GR album I've heard before they had a really successful career period with Land of the Free, etc. As it is, this is still a pretty solid, powerful metal album with a couple of woefully cheesy anthems ("Gamma Ray" and the title track to be specific), but generally I found it an enjoyable record to listen to on a lazy Sunday. I would say the first half of the album (songs 1-5) is stronger in terms of songwriting and instrumental performance, but the album closer is pretty good stuff too.
Ruchesko - 30.06.2015 at 02:57  
Rating: 7 More hard rock than heavy/power metal. The nods to Queen on "Heal Me" were a little jarring. Must admit I'm glad Ralf left.
TrueMetalJope - 04.12.2015 at 03:59  
Rating: 6 Too many fillers on this one IMO, it's still decent for a few songs, but most of this album is skippable.

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