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Empire of the Undead [CD+DVD]

Gamma Ray Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • ASIN: B00HYO8I7C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,866 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Avalon
2. Hellbent
3. Pale Rider
4. Born To Fly
5. Master Of Confusion
6. Empire Of The Undead
7. Time For Deliverance
8. Demonseed
9. Seven
10. I Will Return
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. 4 Livesongs form the final studio sessions + Tour Of Hamburg with Gamma
2. Ray
3. Interview with Gamma Ray + "To The Metal!" Videoclip + 2 Bonus Videos
4. from "Skeletons & Majesties LIVE"

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Product Description

With the release of the 11th studio album "Empire Of The Undead", Gamma Ray finally reclaims the throne on the world stage of classic Power Metal. The loyalty of Gamma Ray and Kai Hansen worldwide is unique. Two EPs ("Skeletons And Majesties" and "Master Of Confusion") and a live CD/DVD ("Skeletons And Majesties LIVE") only made the demand for new material louder. Following a world tour with Helloween, the band has been working on the new album for more than a year with producer and friend Eike Freese (who recently mixed the live album "The NOW What?! Live Tapes" included in the recent # 1 album by Deep Purple). At the end of 2013, while on tour, Gamma Ray saw themselves confronted with the misfortune of having their Hamburg studio destroyed by a fire-stroke. However, the band responded to this tragic event by doing what they have always been best at: "Life is too good to stop and moan" claims frontman Kai Hansen and therefore quickly adds "No one can stop us". This message can most definitely be transferred to the new album as the title track of the record already proved Gamma Ray's sound is once again unstoppable and puts an irresistible heavy and fast approach to their classic sound.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ALRIGHT! 3 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is great. Gamma Ray are one of my favourite bands, and Kai Hansen is one of my favourite people in the music industry, so I was excited for this release. I was not disappointed. The album kicks off with the 9 minute "Avalon" which is a great introduction to the album. "Hellbent" is another fun song, filling the "Heavy Metal Universe" spot of the album; songs about the glory of metal which Gamma Ray are known for. "Pale Rider" kicks off with a heavy riff and is just a badass song in general. The title track sounds like Metallica and Judas Priest had carnal knowledge, and features Kai saying his trademark "ALRIGHT!"

I would recommend this album to any power metal fan, or any metal fan, as this is heavier than the standard European power metal that sometimes puts fans of more ballsy bands off.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Solid Record! 31 Mar 2014
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If there is one thing you can say about Gamma Ray it's that they have a knack for being reliable. They never release (or at least what I would consider) bad music.

This album is not going to set the world on fire but it is a good effort. The songs are quite catchy, have great solos and catchy riffs. There are a few stand out tracks "Hellbent" "Palerider" and "Empire of the Undead". They're old school heavy metal at it's finest, pure balls to the wall!

Any heavy metal fan would do good to pick this up.

(Hopefully they will release a special "Wig" edition so we can have the same charming head warmer that is currently being used by Kai Hansen. :P )
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album 12 Jun 2014
By ColinD
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Another great album and probably their best for years. Not sure how any metal band could generate anything better than "Pale Rider" or "Avalon" as sing along anthems. The dual guitars just work so well.

I was a little worried that the change of drummer would make the band sound different, but it does not.

Truley an album that can stay on repeat play for ages and you feel no need to change it. :-)

In ten years time I can see this being one of my most played GR albums (unless of course they bring out something even better between times).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd of diversity! 5 May 2014
By Oleg
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Great album, definitely the best of last 3-4.

I like some diversity in my Gamma Ray, and that's just it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked Album 18 April 2014
By Harry
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We need more bands like this, real music with feeling. every track is fantastic. cant stop listening to the track Avalon. Brilliant album :)
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