Hansen is an icon in European metal; he is highly respected around the
world for his contribution to German metal and to power metal in
general. And he proves once more with this album that he has forgotten
how to write good music! Along with his partners in crime: Dirk Schlächter,
Henjo Richter and Daniel Zimmermann, he returns with this new album -
album is to me a step in the right direction - the last few Gamma Ray
albums were a tad uninspired for my likings - and their style remains
unmistakably, no matter if it's fast and furious songs like: "My
Temple", "Fight" or "Hell is Thy Home",
mid-tempo stuff like "Strange World" or "Spiritual
Dictator" or more epic stuff like "Majesty" or "Revelation"
- they all carry the Kai Hansen and Gamma Ray signature.
sound is crisp and clear, this time they've recorded the album in the
band's own Hansen Studio. I like the simple cover design, no frills
there ... so the settings for a good album is at hand, and I think
they've succeeded with this effort. Because this is a very good Gamma
Ray album, not as brilliant as some their earlier albums, but still
head and shoulder above most of the competition and their latest few
album, so if you are a fan of power metal and Gamma Ray, then there no
reason not to pick this one up!
Recommended tracks: "Fight", "Condemned
to Hell", "Majesty" & "Revelation"