Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
Reviews

SABATON The Great War

By Nathan Dufour, Great White North
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 1:22 PM


- advertisement -
SABATON
The Great War

2019, Nuclear Blast




Since their inception, SABATON have played Power Metal that even those not invested in the genre can get behind. They have always been larger than life, with a sound so steeped in bombast, in grandeur, that it is very difficult to ignore them. The band will also teach you something, which is a novelty in and of itself, with each album focusing on historical events or texts, lead singer Joakim Brodén basically everywhere and surely one of the most instantly recognizable voices in metal. And I mean, hey, if SABATON didn’t work out, he could surely be a George Michael impersonator. Something about those Aviators…

The Great War is about exactly what you think it is - and is easily the most cheese infused history fest yet in the SABATON cannon. Synths punch out on almost every track, lending atmosphere and an odd elegance to the retellings of various battles. Make no mistake, this is no championing of war, but an exposition thereof, stories of heroes. “82nd All The Way” will be a live staple for certain, the hummable chorus perfectly paced within the context of the tune, and will stick in your head like mortar shrapnel.

It’s hard to quantify and qualify a band like SABATON - you either really like it or not, but again, the band is very hard to ignore. The Great War is not really status quo, the band injecting new moods into their march, but it is expected. SABATON still sound like SABATON, sure, but with the inclusion of lush keys and strings on the immediately affecting “The War To End All Wars” the band show themselves to not be a one trick Trojan horse.

Closer “In Flanders Fields” is a brilliant end to The Great War. Sadly, SABATON will have material to draw from until the end of time. An achievement.

4.0 Out Of 5.0


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS In Orlando, FL With Photos!
HAMMERFALL Dominion
TORA TORA In New Bedford, MA
BLACK STAR RIDERS Another State Of Grace
VISIGOTH Bells Of Awakening 7"
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Atonement
HELIX Old School
DESTRUCTION Born To Perish
Two Nights Of ALEX COLE In SoCal With Photos!
DEF LEPPARD And TESLA In Ottawa, Canada
HELLSCREAM Hate Machine
SABATON The Great War
VADER Thy Messenger EP
ALICE COOPER, HALESTORM, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE In Houston Photo Gallery
ALEXISONFIRE, THE OFFSPRING, THE DIRTY NIL At The Ottawa Bluesfest
IRON MAIDEN In Mansfield, MA
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Invasion
CARNIFEX World War X
STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER In Ottawa, Canada
ENTOMBED Clandestine Live
KORN In The Woodlands, TX With Photos!
IRON MAIDEN Tour Opener In Fort Lauderdale, FL With Photos!
SISTER SHOTGUN Fragments
HATRIOT From Days Unto Darkness
BURNING RAIN In Houston Photo Gallery





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2019 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News