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Gamma Ray - To The Metal!

7.5 | 371 votes |
Release date: 29 January 2010
Style: Power metal


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01. Empathy
02. All You Need To Know
03. Time To Live
04. To The Metal
05. Rise
06. Mother Angel
07. Shine Forever
08. Deadlands
09. Chasing Shadows
10. No Need To Cry
11. One Life [Japanese bonus]
12. Wannabees [7" bonus]
13. To The Metal [demo] [7" bonus]
+ DVD: The Making Of To The Metal [limited edition bonus]

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

Additional info
Recorded, mixed and mastered between May and December 2009 by Dirk Schlächter & Kai Hansen at High Gain Studios, Hamburg.
Produced by the Spirit of Freedom.
Cover painting by Herve Monjeaud.
Artworx and booklett design by Alexander Mertsch for glcons.
Photos by Axel Jusseit.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Almost as if the band as a whole sustained some form of brain damage from some tragic and unforeseeable accident, Gamma Ray have not been themselves since 2001's great No World Order. The last two albums saw the band as mere shadows of themselves blatantly and obviously ripping off other bands, none more than Judas Priest.

published 04.02.2010 | Comments (46)

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24.12.2012 - 22:08

Kai Hansen's voice is horrible, almost in this album
25.06.2015 - 01:53
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
Average album compared to Gamma Ray standards. The music is good, guitar solos are great, Henjo is a great guitarist and so is Kai. The main problem is that Kai souds tired out and it lacks catchy vocal lines and hooks, Chasing Shadows is my favorite...
17.01.2020 - 10:00
Rating: 5
Jope of Steele

Not very fond of most of the songs. "Shine Forever" and "Chasing Shadows" are the only songs that I'd want to hear again. IMO the band sounds too typical euro power on this album, somewhat missing their old character.
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