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Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead

7.9 | 281 votes |
Release date: 28 March 2014
Style: Power metal


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Disc I
01. Avalon
02. Hellbent
03. Pale Rider
04. Born To Fly
05. Master Of Confusion
06. Empire Of The Undead
07. Time For Deliverance
08. Demonseed
09. Seven
10. I Will Return
11. Built A World [European bonus]
12. Someday [Japanese bonus]
13. Avalon [live] [Digipack bonus]
14. The Spirit [live] [Digipack bonus]
15. Empire Of The Undead [live] [Digipack bonus]

Disc II [DVD Digipack version] [live]
01. The Spirit
02. Empire Of The Undead
03. Demonseed
04. Empathy
+ Tour Of Hamburg with Gamma Ray
+ Interview with Kai Hansen & Gamma Ray
+ To The Metal Promo Video
+ Live Videos From Skeletons & Majesties
    1 - Gamma Ray
    2 - Wings Of Destiny
    3 - Send Me A Sign [acoustic version]

Kai Hansen - vocals, guitars
Henjo Richter - guitars, keyboards
Michael Ehré - drums
Dirk Schlächter - bass

Session musicians
Corvin Bahn - keyboards

Additional info
Producer: Kai Hansen.
Co-producer: Dirk Schlächter.
Recording: Kai Hansen & Dirk Schlächter.
Mixing & mastering: Eike Freese & Alexander Dietz.
Cover art & photography: Antje Schröder & Alexander Mertsch.

Staff review by
R Lewis
The more 2014 goes on, the more it confirms that, this year, power metal is clinging to its heavyweights. After Iron Savior, Freedom Call, Sonata Arctica, Primal Fear and Edguy, now it's the time for Gamma Ray to unleash their opus.

published 10.05.2014 | Comments (4)

I lost faith in power metal many years ago. An exhausted genre that is going nowhere. But at least some veterans still know how to play it

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07.04.2014 - 14:27
Rating: 8
Erotic Stains
Written by Mountain King on 04.04.2014 at 19:54

The song "Avalon" is the best thing I've heard in months...Good album

Yeah, my favourite song from 2014 so far.
10.04.2014 - 18:10
Rating: 5

Also noticed that the opening riff of "Empire of the Undead" is almost the same as "Hit the Lights".
15.04.2014 - 16:41
Rating: 5
Seeker of Truth
Completely run-of-the-mill power/heavy metal. I keep thinking of Rhapsody, Iron Maiden and Dio (well, and Metallica ) when listening to this. Absolutely nothing special here, except for, maybe, "I Will Return."
Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
17.04.2014 - 09:47
Rating: 8

First half seems better than the second half to me. But still all around a better album than their last few. Power metal is still alive and well.
29.05.2014 - 11:45
Rating: 6
M C Vice
What's that Gamma Ray song "There's no need to cry, and there's no need to die, cause all you need is love"?
Time For Deliverance really reminds me of that one.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
26.06.2014 - 01:34
Rating: 10

Best album since Majestic!!
01.06.2015 - 01:32
Rating: 7

Certainly their best since Majestic.
02.11.2015 - 08:37
Rating: 4
Nicko's Nose

Another incredibly unoriginal album by Gamma Ray. And I used to be a huge fan of this band.

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