Veteran German metallers Gammaray have been enjoying some renewed popularity around the world thanks in part to the success of their latest (and awesome) studio release Land Of The Free Part Two and tour with fellow metal mates, Helloween, on the Hellish Rock Tour. This double live CD (and 3-disc DVD) is not from that tour, but rather from the 2006 Majestic tour and recorded in Montreal, Canada (bonus material from Barcelona as well). Thanks to the wonders of modern digital recording technology what you have in 'Hell Yeah!!!' is an excellent recording of a band in their prime performing with enthusiasm before an appreciative audience.
When you have a catalog as vast as Gammaray what do you choose to perform? Obviously, you're touring in support of your latest work, so there's material from 'Majestic' on this recording 'Fight' and 'Blood Religion.' After that you play what you love or what your fans love or some of both. Gammaray delivers some of my favorites: 'Land Of The Free,' 'New World Order,' 'Somewhere Out In Space,' and 'Send Me A Sign,' all of which are performed with acumen and intensity. Of course, Kai Hansen and company faithfully supply another expected number: Helloween's 'I Want Out.'
Overall, though it will probably never be remembered as a great live album, 'Hell Yeah' is a solid live album for Gammaray that displays their talent and music. Very recommended!
- Craig Hartranft
What you have in 'Hell Yeah!' is an excellent recording of a band in their prime performing with enthusiasm before an appreciative audience. 'Hell Yeah' is a solid live album for Gammaray that displays their talent and music.
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