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Gamma Ray - Insanity And Genius



7.6 | 316 votes |
Release date: 28 June 1993
Style: Power metal

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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]

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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published 20.05.2012 | Comments (1)

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Comments: 9   Visited by: 149 users
31.05.2015 - 20:41
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid

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.
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30.06.2015 - 02:57
Rating: 7
Ruchesko

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.
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04.12.2015 - 03:59
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele

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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12.08.2016 - 00:28
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Tage Westerlund
Better as previous, but somehow it sounds like comedy metal from space to me
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12.08.2016 - 15:49
Rating: 6
Jope of Steele

Written by Bad English on 12.08.2016 at 00:28

Better as previous, but somehow it sounds like comedy metal from space to me


Comedy yes, pseudo-funny songs that actually are weak. Songs #1 and #3 are what I can call different than the others and good songs, which isn't enough to make this album worthy.
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03.03.2017 - 23:32
Rating: 8
Redel

Written by Bad English on 12.08.2016 at 00:28

Better as previous, but somehow it sounds like comedy metal from space to me

That's a good way to describe it. I cant really tell why, but I have always enjoyed early GR quite a lot (until LOTF). You know, I grew up with this shit. Back at the time Germany was plagued with this stuff. I have probably been hypnotized.
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04.03.2017 - 21:05
Rating: 8
Azarath
Free as a.. Fish
"18 Years" is such a great tune.
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02.07.2018 - 13:29
Rating: 9
CWA

This is the second best Ralph era gamma ray album. This album is not cheesy like some say, it's just playful which makes it so refreshing compared to most metal out there.
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02.07.2018 - 13:29
Rating: 9
CWA

This is the second best Ralph era gamma ray album. This album is not cheesy like some say, it's just playful which makes it so refreshing compared to most metal out there.
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