Gamma Ray post new song
2014-02-25 by Voivod STAFF | 19 Comments

Acclaimed power metal act Gamma Ray have posted a lyric video for a new track, at the official YouTube channel of earMUSIC Records.

The song is titled "Hellbent" and it comes from the band's upcoming album Empire Of The Undead which is due on March 28.

You can stream the lyric video right here:


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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2014

5611 Comments


Nothing new under the sun, but the song slays anyway.

Also, I really like the really loud sound of every instrument.

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Willie
Moderator
February 25th 2014

15774 Comments


I liked the first three Gamma Ray albums. I've never really been a fan of Kai Hansen's vocals.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2014

5611 Comments


If you liked their first three albums, you will worship Land of the Free and Somewhere Out In Space. As for Hansen's vocals, I humbly beg to differ, although his style has not changed all this time.

On another note, I really like the optimistic tone of the new song, the new album will probably be like that as well.

Friday13th
February 25th 2014

1213 Comments


I wonder where they got their inspiration for the song title.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2014

5611 Comments


^^^Yeah this is really a tough one ;-)

emester
February 25th 2014

757 Comments


My hopes have risen significantly about this

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RunOfTheMill
February 25th 2014

1239 Comments


To the Metal was trash, this sounds a little better. I've come to terms that Gamma Ray won't do anything new again, but I'd be satisfied with something like Majestic, where the songwriting was great m/

pedro70512
February 25th 2014

1858 Comments


Hellbent for Metal! lightning in the DAAARRRR...oh, wait

warlordfun
February 25th 2014

347 Comments


Killer song, Kai Hansen is back on form again. I think that their upcoming release is going to be great. But, you can't expect from Kai to do something new again. That guy has reinvented the wheel 2 times with Helloween (Walls Of Jericho, Keeper Of The Seven Keys) and Gamma Ray (Land Of The Free, SOIS)

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warlordfun
February 25th 2014

347 Comments


Also, i forgot to mention that Hellbent reminds me of Walls Of Jericho/Helloween era. Kinda back to the old roots! m/

Ending
February 25th 2014

1859 Comments


Watching this lyric video made me wonder what like the top 5 most used words in power metal are.

Heaven/Hell
World(s)
Scream/ing/ed/s
Fire(s)
Metal

Poet
February 25th 2014

5910 Comments


Dragon and Sword may be above World and Screaming.

warlordfun
February 25th 2014

347 Comments


@Ending, those 5 words you mentioned are the most used in a lot of metal genres, not only in power metal.

Ending
February 25th 2014

1859 Comments


@Poet

Hmm that does have some validity.

@warlordfun

Fair enough.

pedro70512
February 25th 2014

1858 Comments


Funny you mention that. IO just came up with the 100 most-used words in metal band names.

1. Death – 1,184 entries
2. Black – 1,157 entries
3. Dark – 1,094 entries
4. Blood – 924 entries
5. Dead – 741 entries
6. Hell – 704 entries
7. War – 731 entries
8. Necro – 632 entries
9. Soul – 538 entries
10. Night – 520 entries
11. Fall – 503 entries
12. Hate – 470 entries
13. God – 455 entries
14. Evil – 449 entries
15. Kill – 415 entries
16. Fire – 392 entries
17. Storm – 389 entries
18. Rain – 388 entries
19. Lord – 385 entries
20. Head – 383 entries
21. Metal – 359 entries
22. Human – 347 entries
23. Light – 345 entries
24. Moon – 329 entries
25. Winter – 322 entries

Ending
February 26th 2014

1859 Comments


Link?

pedro70512
February 26th 2014

1858 Comments


http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2014/02/the-100-most-overused-metal-band-name-words-according-to-metal-archives/

Ending
February 26th 2014

1859 Comments


Haha that's great. And to clarify, I wasn't like calling you out or anything, assuming you were pulling something out of your ass, I just wanted to see the full article.

pedro70512
February 26th 2014

1858 Comments


haha that would be a hell of a bluff to write out those statistics on my own



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