Power Plant (Gamma Ray album)

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Power Plant
Studio album by Gamma Ray
Released March 29, 1999
March 18, 2003 (Re-release)
Recorded Hansen Studio, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Power metal
Length 1:03:32
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Dirk Schlächter and Kai Hansen
Gamma Ray chronology
Somewhere Out in Space
Power Plant
No World Order
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Metal Storm (8.5/10) [2]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars [3]

Power Plant is the sixth full-length album from the German power metal band, Gamma Ray. The album was initially released in 1999, but was re-released along with most of the band's past catalogue in 2003 with bonus tracks and new covers. This album has a tight focus on the Power Metal genre.

Most notably for the band, it was the first album in which the lineup from one album to the next remain unchanged, with Kai Hansen on vocals and guitar, Henjo Richter on guitar, Dirk Schlächter on bass and Dan Zimmermann on drums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Anywhere in the Galaxy" (Hansen) – 6:37
  2. "Razorblade Sigh" (Hansen) – 5:01
  3. "Send Me a Sign" (Richter) – 4:07
  4. "Strangers in the Night" (L:Hansen/Zimmermann M:Zimmermann) – 6:04
  5. "Gardens of the Sinner" (Zimmermann/Hansen) – 5:57
  6. "Short as Hell" (Hansen) – 3:57
  7. "It's a Sin" (Lowe, Tennant) – 4:58 (Pet Shop Boys cover)
  8. "Heavy Metal Universe" (Hansen) – 5:25
  9. "Wings of Destiny" (Richter) – 6:26
  10. "Hand of Fate" (L:Hansen/Schlächter M:Schlächter) – 6:12
  11. "Armageddon" (Hansen) – 8:48

Japanese Version Bonus Track

  1. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (Blackmore/Dio) - 3:46 (Rainbow cover)

2003 Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "A While in Dreamland" (Hansen/Schlächter) - 4:16
  2. "Rich and Famous" (Hansen) - 4:53
  3. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (Blackmore/Dio) - 3:46 (Rainbow cover)
  • "A While in Dreamland" also appears on the Silent Miracles EP.
  • "Rich and Famous" also appears on the Blast from the Past(Japanese Version).