Sabaton (Musical group)

Earlier in this series: Iron Maiden (Musical group), Blind Guardian (Musical group)


 

Sabaton is a Swedish power metal band — they’re into war. Like, really into war. I’m not sure where they got this war-lust from considering that Sweden stayed ‘neutral’ in World War 2. I toss it in quotes because they still sold thousands of tons of iron to the Nazis. Yes, I haven’t forgotten that Sweden. On the other hand they harbored nearly all of Denmark’s Jews. So it’s a mixed bag.

Sabaton are good, but if you aren’t into war [as I am not] their catalog can be a bit exhausting and demoralizing with its endless glorification. That being said, they have some fantastic tunes, and lead singer Joakim Brodén has two affectations that I find delightful.

The first is this Thor-style chest piece that he wears.

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The second is that he rolls his Rs. I used to think it was an accent thing [though none of my other Swedish bands roll their Rs until I found this interview:

David: You have a rather special accent when you sing, with rolling r’s, how come?

Joakim: Well, I want the lyrics to be recognizable. It’s easier to catch the message if I use a distinct pronouncing. But also I want people to hear that we are not from an English speaking country. So that’s why the r’s come out kind of Scottish and I guess I sound German sometimes.

http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/livereviews/sabaton_special_srf_2005.htm

Primo Victoria (2005)

Primo Victoria

650 _ 0 World War, 1939-1945 $x Campaigns $z France $z Normandy.

Reign of Terror

650 _ 0 Persian Gulf War, 1991.

Panzer Battalion

650 _ 0 Iraq War, 2003-2011.

Wolfpack

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650 _ 0 World War, 1939-1945 $x Campaigns $z Atlantic Ocean.

Counterstrike

650 _ 0 Israel-Arab War, 1967.

Stalingrad

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Into the Fire

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650 _ 0 Vietnam War, 1961-1975.

Purple Heart

650 _ 0 Purple Heart.

Metal Machine

650 _ 0 Heavy metal (Music)


Attero Dominatus (2006)

Attero Dominatus

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Nuclear Attack

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651 _ 0 Nagasaki-shi (Japan) $x History $y Bombardment, 1945.

Rise of Evil

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650 _ 0 World War, 1939-1945 $x Causes.

In the Name of God

650 _ 0 Terrorism $x Religious aspects.

We Burn

600 1 0 Karadžić, Radovan V., 1945-

650 _ 0 Islamophobia $z Bosnia and Herzegovina $z Srebrenica.

650 _ 0 Genocide $z Bosnia and Herzegovina $z Srebrenica.

Angels Calling

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Back in Control

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A Light in the Black

650 _ 0 Peacekeeping forces.

Metal Crüe

650 _ 0 Heavy metal (Music)


Metalizer (2007)

[skipping this one as it’s a re-release of their demo and has no particularly interesting content to analyze]

 


The Art of War (2008)

Sun Tzu Says

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Ghost Division

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The Art of War

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40:1

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Unbreakable

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The Nature of Warfare

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Cliffs of Gallipoli

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Talvisota

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Panzerkampf

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Union (Slopes of St. Benedict)

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The Price of a mile

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Fire Storm

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A Secret

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650 _ 0 Sound recordings $x Pirated editions.


Coat of Arms (2010)

Coat of Arms

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Midway

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Uprising

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Screaming Eagles

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The Final Solution

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Aces in Exile

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Saboteurs

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Wehrmacht

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White Death

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Metal Ripper

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Carolus Rex (2012)

The Lion from the North

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Gott Mit Uns

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A Lifetime of War

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1648

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The Carolean’s Prayer

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Carolus Rex

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Killing Ground

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Poltava

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Long Live the King

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Ruina Imperii

650 _ 0 Northern War, 1700-1721 $x Campaigns $z Norway $z Trøndelag.

650 _ 0 Sweden $x History $y Charles XII, 1697-1718.


Heroes (2014)

Night Witches

650 _ 0 World War, 1939-1945 $x Participation, Female.
650 _ 0 Women air pilots $z Soviet Union.

No Bullets Fly

600 1 0 Brown, Charlie, 1912-2008.
600 1 0 Stigler, Franz, 1916-2008.

Smoking Snakes

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Inmate 4859

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To Hell and Back

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650 _ 0 Post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Ballad of Bull

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Resist and Bite

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650 _ 0 World War, 1939-1945 $x Campaigns $z France $z Ardennes.

Soldier of 3 Armies

600 1 0 Törni, Lauri Allan, 1919-1965.

Far from the Fame

600 1 0 Janoušek, Karel, 1893?-1971.

Hearts of Iron

650 _ 0 Halbe, Battle of, Germany, 1945.

Man of War

610 2 0 Manowar (Musical group).


The Last Stand (2016)

Sparta

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Last Dying Breath

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Blood of Bannockburn

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Diary of an Unknown Soldier

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The Lost Battalion

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Rorke’s Drift

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The Last Stand

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Hill 3234

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Shiroyama

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Winged Hussars

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The Last Battle

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