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Gamma Ray - Power Plant

8.7 | 513 votes |
Release date: 29 March 1999
Style: Power metal


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01. Anywhere In The Galaxy
02. Razorblade Sigh
03. Send Me A Sign
04. Strangers In The Night
05. Gardens Of The Sinner
06. Short As Hell
07. It's A Sin [Pet Shop Boys cover]
08. Heavy Metal Universe
09. Wings Of Destiny
10. Hands Of Fate
11. Armageddon
12. A While In Dreamland [digipack bonus]
13. Rich And Famous [digipack bonus]
14. Long Live Rock'n Roll [Rainbow cover] [digipack bonus]

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

Additional info
Recorded & mixed at Hansen Studio, Hamburg.
Produced by Kai Hansen & Dirk Schlächter.
Co-produced by Gamma Ray.
Artwork & booklet-design by Henjo Richter.
Cover painting & illustrations by Derek Riggs.

Staff review by
Dream Taster
For the ones who would have slept since 1988 , Gamma Ray was born due to the departure of Kai Hansen from Helloween. The band found their own sound in 1995 with the album "Land Of The Free". The line-up became stabilized in 1997 with the album "Somewhere Out In Space", including Dirk Schlachter , Daniel Zimmermann , Henjo Richter and of course Kai Hansen . Since then, Gamma Ray never really improved their style for the happiness of their numerous fans.

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (12)

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03.02.2012 - 15:57
Rating: 8

A really good album, i like what they did in order to change their sound, using slightly more melody and heavier hooks. 'Armageddon' is epic.
01.06.2016 - 08:23
Rating: 9

Been spinning this one pretty regularly. My personal favorite is still Somewhere Out In Space but this one is just a consistent and enjoyable listen.
02.06.2019 - 10:11
Rating: 9
Jope of Steele

A well composed and performed album. I'd say there's not any unnessessary songs except for "Wings Of Destiny" and "Hands Of Fate". That makes the beginning part of the album really easy and skip-free listening experience. As for the best songs I'd say those would go to the opener "Anywhere In The Galaxy" and the closer "Armageddon", and I would be surprised if people generally didn't agree with these picks. For some reason the album works only for occasional listening for me. If I tried to play it a lot - maybe I did succesfully when I was younger and more in to PM... - it doesn't work and more and more songs start to lose their significance.

If there is such difference as heavier gamma ray and melodic gamma ray albums I would easily put this album in latter category. I don't have a preference for whether they should play heavy or melodic as long as it's not typical modern flower power metal (does anyone even need any elaboration on this? )

P.S. the remaster version of "Rich & Famous" is a great song as well and IMO way better than the original one.
If the scamdemic was a horse race:
cancel the scamdemic!
23.10.2019 - 20:51
Rating: 7
Starts off awesome with Anywhere In The Galaxy and Razorblade Sigh and ends with a bang with Armageddon, everything between though is a bit off.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?

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