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SABATON entered our lives dynamically from their first releases and they were either very much loved or much hated. However, they leaded to festivals and now they have a big amount of sworn fans who follow them faithfully.
Here we will deal with their new, ninth studio album entitled “The Great War”.
The themes are known, as in their previous works. Verses inspired by warfare and important battles and faces that participated in them. This time, the Swedes are entirely involved with the First World War and everything that it includes.
A short album lasting only 38 minutes, but full and enjoyable, in the well-known Swedish formula, fact that was expected due to the first single entitled “Fields of Verdun”. Important tracks for the album, the awesome and fast “The Red Baron”, with a concert style and a chorus that will make you sing, like the “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”, a piece dedicated to Laurence of Arabia.
SABATONare who they are. They will not change Heavy Metal, nor will they be the ones who will give birth to new subspecies. But surely what they do, they do it well. Pleasant and entertaining Heavy Metal, which will not let you complain either live on their concerts or through their studio albums.
In conclusion, those who do not like them, will not see anything different here that will make them love them. Those who appreciate SABATON will surely enjoy “The Great War”!