Sabaton – The Great War (Review)

Sabaton - The Great War (Review)

Artist: Sabaton
Album: The Great War
Genre: Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Reviewed By: Bobby Caughron



Sabaton has returned with a remarkable new album entitled “The Great War”, referring to World War I.  Lyrically, the subject matter makes for a great metal record.  Like many metal bands before them, Sabaton has taken a cue from the likes of Iron Maiden with historical themes interwoven into their music.  I have to say that Sabaton does it very well.  Musically, the band explodes on this album with some of the hardest-hitting beats you’ve heard, while still maintaining a melodic power metal edge.  I had the chance to catch the band on their last tour and they put on an astounding live performance.  I was particularly taken aback by the masses of younger metal fans that were lined up around the block to get into the concert.  Sabaton is obviously doing something right as they continue to improve with each and every album that they release.  “Red Baron” is an interesting track and one that the band moves outside their usual sound a bit for.  It adds nice diversity to the material.  It’s a keyboard heavy track that’s reminiscent of classic Uriah Heep or Deep Purple.  “82nd All The Way” will definitely be a crowd sing-a-long when presented live.  It has a rousing chorus that is irresistible.  Other great tracks like “The Future Of Warfare”, “Great War” and “The End Of The War To End All Wars” are standouts that make this album rise above the rest of the album to deliver a knockout blow.  Sabaton’s “The Great War” is an energetic metal masterpiece that pays homage to one of the darkest times in modern history.


Track Listing:

01. The Future Of Warfare
02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
03. 82nd All The Way
04. The Attack Of The Dead Men
05. Devil Dogs
06. The Red Baron
07. Great War
08. A Ghost In The Trenches
09. Fields Of Verdun
10. The End Of The War To End All Wars
11. In Flanders Fields


Band Members:

Hannes Van Dahl – Drums
Joakim Brodén – Lead Vocals
Pär Sundström – Bass
Tommy Johansson – Lead Guitar
Chris Rörland – Lead Guitar

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