Terrible atheist music

Their lyrics are encouraging, but I’m not going to sugar-coat this: This song, and the band in general, are pretty awful. Still, it’s nice to know there are bands that aren’t afraid to “tell it like it is”. If you enjoy this kind of pussy metal, then I apologize in advance for my comments.

Comments (19)

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    WinterApocalypse

    Haha, I haven’t listened to Gamma Ray in ages. I really need to be in the mood to listen to cheesy metal like this, but it’s more entertaining when you don’t take them seriously.

    Take Hammerfall for example. Very cheesy, but if you have a drink everytime Power, Steel, Victory or anything similar is said, you’ve got a mighty good drinking game.

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    Jeffrey

    Eh, it’s not that bad.

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    Carly

    I’m a folk junkie. Here are my two favorite atheist anthems:

    “Christ Jesus” by Deer Tick (sorry for the boring video–none of the live videos are good)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDUMahbfU88

    “Hard Believer” by First Aid Kit

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfZHDnATycg

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    DrakeDarkHunter

    “Pussy Metal?” I’m really, really sorry to say this man but you’ve got ALOT to learn if you’re going to call Gamma Ray pussies. Sure they may be part of the more upbeat and catchy breed of German “Power Metal” but they’ve created alot of kickass anthemic metal that has propelled them alongside contemporary bands as “Helloween and Iron Savior” into the biggest names in the genre.

    Now you can say that you don’t like power metal, or metal in general (You’re general ignorance of Behemoth showcased that.) but show a little respect for the awesome foursome.

    … or not, hey it’s your opinion, and music is a pretty subjective field. But it is my opinion that you’re full of shit on this one.

    But hey, aside of that I still love the show and you guys! …. I just love metal more that just about anything else.

    PS: If you want to hear kick-ass, and intelligent as all fuck atheist metal, I’d suggest “The Ocean” in particular their Anthropocentric & Heliocentric albums.

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    Sean Porter

    PPS: I just logged onto my account to listen to the latest podcast so I thought I should mention that DrakeDarkHunter is my internet handle so that was me who made the last post.

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    McTaffity

    The biggest rock band I’m aware of that has an Atheistic / Skeptical leaning are Rush. Although they have apparently stated that they they do not think of themselves as Atheists, they have produced songs like “Freewill”, which is a pretty direct attack on religion, and “Natural Science”, a celebration of evolution.

    Freewill is a damn good song actually;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnxkfLe4G74

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    Jim

    Yeah, this isn’t very good. Lyrics aren’t beautiful, but they’re at least well constructed and make sense. I think in terms of artistry and succinct but poignant message, my favourite song would still have to be Heresy though, by nine inch nails.

    For those interested… Actual good ‘cheesy’ metal – Queensr├┐che

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    vjack

    DrakeDarkHunter has a point. This is what modern power metal sounds like. I haven’t heard much from Gamma Ray, but I don’t think this is bad (aside from the horrible sound quality). It sounds a bit like Edguy, and I love those guys. It is supposed to be cheesy.

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    Goon

    I love power metal and couldn’t give a fuck if its considered pussyish, considerlng the ‘manly’ metal these days is caveman level moronic “get the fuck up” style posturing.

    Gamma Ray aint my fave but the Stratovarius/Edguy type bands do it for me because they embrace having fun or fantasy elements, happy to be influenced by Lord of the Rings, flying with eagles across rainbows and other blatantly cheesy stuff instead of tired ‘woe is me’ sad bastard lyrics that if you listen to say, Nine Inch Nails, eventually start getting sad to keep hearing when you listen to the music they’re still making as they enter their 40s and should have matured.

    So yeah, I’ll gladly hang with the ‘pussies’ and their earnest dorkiness, thank you veddy much.

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    Jim

    Stratovarius are also good.

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    MightyFooda

    That’s not metal! Deicide! Now that’s good god hatin metal! They’re even more inspiring than us atheists! They think god’s real, and they are smart enough to hate his fucking guts! Classics like “Blame it on God” and “Bastards of Christ” will show these posers what metal is. This isn’t metal, it’s Sega Genesis Music.

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    MightyFooda

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zgSUJ9wwWo

    There ya go, for some deicide goodness

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    MightyFooda

    Draked, Gammray would is such Pussy Metal that their is actually a second vagina insode the main vagina giving birth to minny pussies that make even lamer music. If you think that’s real metal, you sir, are the one that’s mistaken. May Slayer take mercy on your soul.

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    Anonymous Atheist

    There are many different genres of music and many different subgenres of ‘metal’, there’s no need to disparage one just because you don’t personally care for it. This goes for both the original post (your ‘apology in advance’ is bull) and for the immature comments from ‘Mightyfooda’.

    Among people who appreciate this subgenre of music (which I do, among many other types of music), this band is considered to be very good.
    Read the reviews:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QR1MDQ
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008L3QA
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WTSWQS

    Thanks for posting about it at all, but it sure would be nice if you hadn’t been so bloody insulting about it. You couldn’t even use a non-insulting title? Come on! :-\

    (PS: In regard to another comment, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the sound quality either, unless you’re some super-nitpicky audiophile – the music in that video is a 128kbps MP3 ripped from the commercial CD. It’s not like it’s some staticy amateur live recording or something. :rolleyes: )

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    MightyFooda

    Okay Anonymous, put don’t your tissues and calm down a minute. First off, you don’t go calling your self “Heavy Metal” when the music is about as heavy as the opening sequence to a Care Bears movie. Nor did I say no one was allowed to like this type of music, sissy boy. Did you see me make fun of the Folk music lover? Hell no! And why? Because though I don’t like this type of music, I have respect for his right to like what he likes. But don’t call a pile of poo cherry pie and expect me knot to say anything.
    Oh boo hoo, someone made fun of your lame ass music, and I’m immature. Get over yourself, you big whiney ass bitch! Sorry I didn’t check with the Metal PC police! And btw, I looked up some more Gammaray and they are about as Metal as “Mr Big”. Aww, I didn’t make you cray again did you? Widdle fewwa got a fwowny face? :(

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    MightyFooda

    And another thing, how can you listen to this guys Podcasts and whine about his making fun of it!? The only guy I know that is douchier and a bigger asshole about his opinions is me! Only okay if you agree with what he is talkin shit about? If someone said the Dropkick Murphys or Soundgarden sucked I wouldn’t care, despite the fact I love those bands. But you apparently are either in the band or have a Gammaray tatoo on your chest, or else you wouldn’t be so passionate. Honestly, I think your reaction is hillarious and pleasing to me that I would make a whiney baby such as you so excited.

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    Sarah

    Gamma ray isn’t pussy metal, it’s just a different genre. I’t’s just power metal, not that godawful death metal crap.

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    Sarah

    There’s lots of genres of metal. For that genre, it’s very good.

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    MightyFooda

    And for teenie boober pop music, Justin Bieber is very talented. It doesn’t make him, or Gammaray, any less of a pussy.

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