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Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free II

8.1 | 415 votes |
Release date: 19 November 2007
Style: Power metal


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01. Into The Storm
02. From The Ashes
03. Rising Again
04. To Mother Earth
05. Rain
06. Leaving Hell
07. Empress
08. When The World
09. Opportunity
10. Real World
11. Hear Me Calling
12. Insurrection
13. Blood Religion [Live In Montreal] [Japanese bonus]

Kai Hansen - lead vocals, guitars
Henjo Richter - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Dirk Schlächter - bass, backing vocals
Daniel Zimmermann - drums, backing vocals

Additional info
Label: SPV

Recorded at High Gain Studio, Hamburg.
Produced & engineered by Dirk Schlächter & Kai Hansen.
Mixed by Tommy Newton at Area 51 studio, Celle.
Co-produced by Gamma Ray.
Cover painting by Herve Monjeaud.
Booklet-graphics & layout by Dirk Illing.

Staff review by
It's been a long time that we didn't have a real great album from the Gamma Ray team. "Majestic" was not a bad album but it was a bit disappointing for me, not really original and just too generic to become a classic. I can tell you that it will be different this time because this "Land Of The Free II" is a great album and I'm happy to see that Kai, Henjo, Dirk and Daniel had a good reaction after the previous album. In my opinion, Gamma Ray is back in business for real and this album will become one of their classics!

published 14.12.2007 | Comments (24)

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07.02.2010 - 22:28
Heaven Knight
Yes, this is Gamma Ray I want to listen
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep

09.05.2010 - 21:28
Liver Failure
Best one since the first Land Of The Free

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
29.10.2014 - 20:18
Rating: 7

Good album, but there's so much Maiden worship here.

Maiden is never a bad thing, but if I wanted to listen to Maiden I would listen to Maiden.
04.01.2016 - 18:32
Rating: 8
A low 8... i expected more in generall from this band...
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
09.06.2017 - 22:21
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
A 9 for me. Great album. This was a really pleasant surprise for me.
30.01.2020 - 17:39
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele

Songs aren't bad but definitelly not very original either; there's clear copying from their old songs going on and the Iron Maiden influences are taken too far. Does the album need to be 65mins? It's a stretch with the material represented IMO. "Insurrection", seems like a song that is made long just for longness' sake. I do think there is songs that can compete with the better Gamma Ray material, but since most of the songs remind so much of some earlier Gamma Ray songs I would rather go with the past material. Still, it's a good album. I have played it a few times since its release and I guess it will still work for rare occasional listens.
If the scamdemic was a horse race:
cancel the scamdemic!

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