Gamma Ray - Insanity And Genius


7.5 | 271 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: 7   Visited by: 67 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
TrueMetalJope
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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Masterchief
Better as previous, but somehow it sounds like comedy metal from space to me
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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12.08.2016 - 15:49
Rating: 6
TrueMetalJope
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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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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03.03.2017 - 23:32
Rating: 8
anathema_1977
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
"18 Years" is such a great tune.
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