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Gamma Ray - Sigh No More

7.6 | 304 votes |
Release date: 21 September 1991
Style: Power metal


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10 want it

01. Changes
02. Rich & Famous
03. As Time Goes By
04. (We Won't) Stop The War
05. Father And Son
06. One With The World
07. Start Running
08. Countdown
09. Dream Healer
10. The Spirit
11. Sail On [live] [Japanese bonus]
12. Heroes [2002 Digipack bonus]
13. Dream Healer [Pre-production version] [2002 Digipack bonus]
14. Who Do You Think You Are? [2002 Digipack bonus]

Kai Hansen - guitars
Ralf Scheepers - vocals
Dirk Schlächter - guitars
Uwe Wessel - bass
Uli Kusch - drums

Additional musicians:
Rolf Köhler - backing vocals
Piet Sielck - keyboards, backing vocals
Tommy Newton - guitars, backing vocals, talk box solo
Fritz Randow - military snare

Additional info
Recorded at KARO Studios, Brackel.
Produced, mixed & engineered by Tommy Newton.
Second Engineer: Piet Sielck
Cover Concept: GammaRay & Jörg Blank
Cover design: Roger Gorman & Reiner Design Consultants, Inc.

Staff review by
Sigh No More is the second release of Gamma Ray, after their debut Heading For Tomorrow, and with its weird cover, it is also a weird album. The line-up is once again different, introducing Uli Kusch on drums, with still Uwe Wessel on bass, Dirk Schlachter appears playing the guitar, while the duet Kai/Ralf is at its best.

published 27.10.2003 | Comments (4)

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15.05.2015 - 03:32
Rating: 7

Not Kai's hottest work, but Scheepers does a great Axl Rose on "Father & Son".
25.11.2015 - 12:09
Rating: 8
Jope of Steele

Well, this is not the typical Gamma Ray album. Clearly Judas Priest was a huge influence to this music. The album starts with "Changes" like "Sad Wings of Destiny" started with "Victim of Changes" - coincidence? I think not. Obviously the album is meant as a tribute to JP as it's more in heavy metal direction than the usual Gamma Ray power metal stuff. Sure it's not the most unique album out there and the music isn't that impressive either, but I have to admit that there is some quality in these songs.
If the scamdemic was a horse race:
cancel the scamdemic!
07.07.2016 - 00:11
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
1th one was good, but this a bit joke, Kai sucks and Ralpf ... c mon he can do it better
Bad album
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
08.06.2017 - 10:14
Rating: 9

Don't get the dislike for this album at all, it's my second favorite after Land of the Free
08.06.2017 - 23:12
Rating: 7

Written by Hellthunder on 08.06.2017 at 10:14

it's my second favorite after Land of the Free

Well, I clearly prefer Insanity and genius as well as Heading for tomorrow to this one.
That said, this is not a bad album. It has some nice cheesy songs. Changes is excellent. I like One with the world, too.
Around 7.3 for me.
02.07.2018 - 13:33
Rating: 8

This album is not their most interesting but its still very enjoyable. I also deeply cherish the Ralph era of gamma ray a lot.
16.02.2019 - 21:34
Rating: 6
Mountain King
K i K o
I like the track "Start Running" and "Dreamhealer" however, I prefer the remake of "Dreamhealer" where vocals were performed by Kai. Ralf didn't fit Gamma Ray's music. Listen to him in Primal Fear and judge. It's just so interesting that a top tier vocalist can sound mediocre with a different band. Kai sounds 10 times better than Raf in Gamma Ray although Ralf is obviously the better singer and technically more proficient.
19.10.2019 - 18:34
Rating: 8
Not sure about the dislike about this one. It's solid all the way through, even presenting some excellent speed in As Time Goes By (co-written by the great Piet Sielck) and Start Running. I like the kind of goofyness in the lyrics (also present in the previous and following album) and how it's not the overly dramatic serious approach that seemed to become the norm from Land of the Free and onward. And yeah Ralf is such an awesome singer (showcases best on the Lust for Live album), he was a true powerhouse.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?

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