Gama Bomb combine the reckless, head-banging intensity of 80s thrash metal with a 21st century love of all things geek. After self-releasing their first album 'Survival Of The Fastest' in 2005, albums 'Citizen Brain' (2008) and 2009's 'Tales from the Grave in Space' marked them out as a band with big ideas, with 'Tales…' being one of the first albums ever released as a free download by a signed band. Their unique mix of pop culture nods, speed metal and knowing humour won a cult following in Europe and far beyond, which they cemented with tireless touring. In 2013, the band signed to AFM Records to release 'The Terror Tapes', followed this year by their most audacious move yet: 'Untouchable Glory', an unapologetically hooky thrash album inspired by vintage kung fu movies!
Here it comes: “Untouchable Glory”, the 5th studio album of GAMA BOMB; once again a thrashing attack with the necessary dose of humor and a pinch of vintage-kung-fu-movie-style.
The cover's cutout silhouette of these guitar-slinging soul/blues women is a succinct visual overview of the rather ambiguous contents within. Recorded in preparation for 2007's Blues Caravan tour featuring journeywomen singer/songwriters Sue Foley and Deborah Coleman along with the comparatively fresh-faced Roxanne Potvin (whose first widely distributed set was released earlier the same year), the disc seems more like a respectable concert souvenir than an actual collaborative affair. The 11 tracks break down into three solo cuts from each participant, one shared and joyous effort on the closing cover of a Chess oldie, "In the Basement," and a crackling instrumental dominated by Foley's always impressive guitar. There are many fine moments here, especially as Coleman lays into an easy funk groove on James Brown's "Talking Loud" and on Potvin's emotionally charged ballad "Strong Enough to Hold You".