Nothing new under the sun, but the song slays anyway.
Also, I really like the really loud sound of every instrument.
I liked the first three Gamma Ray albums. I've never really been a fan of Kai Hansen's vocals.
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.
I wonder where they got their inspiration for the song title.
Digging: Justin Hurwitz - La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
^^^Yeah this is really a tough one ;-)
My hopes have risen significantly about this
Digging: Julia Holter - Loud City Song
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/
Hellbent for Metal! lightning in the DAAARRRR...oh, wait
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)
Also, i forgot to mention that Hellbent reminds me of Walls Of Jericho/Helloween era. Kinda back to the old roots! m/
Watching this lyric video made me wonder what like the top 5 most used words in power metal are.
Dragon and Sword may be above World and Screaming.
@Ending, those 5 words you mentioned are the most used in a lot of metal genres, not only in power metal.
Hmm that does have some validity.
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
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.
haha that would be a hell of a bluff to write out those statistics on my own