11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sabaton has established one of heavy rock’s most devoted followings by carving out one of its most singular niches: warfare-themed power metal. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Swedish five-piece has trained its sights on a fittingly monumental conflict: World War I. With machine-gun tempos and singer Joakim Brodén’s signature drill-sergeant bark, the opener “The Future of Warfare” sets the scene before delving deeper into individual tales of valor, courage, and sacrifice—told at full-tilt speed. From Hill 223 (“82nd All the Way”) to the gas-choked trenches of Osowiec (“The Attack of the Dead Men”), from the sands of Arabia (the anthemic “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”) to the deadly skies above (“The Red Baron”), The Great War chronicles one of humankind’s darkest eras with appropriate doses of bombast and heart.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sabaton has established one of heavy rock’s most devoted followings by carving out one of its most singular niches: warfare-themed power metal. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Swedish five-piece has trained its sights on a fittingly monumental conflict: World War I. With machine-gun tempos and singer Joakim Brodén’s signature drill-sergeant bark, the opener “The Future of Warfare” sets the scene before delving deeper into individual tales of valor, courage, and sacrifice—told at full-tilt speed. From Hill 223 (“82nd All the Way”) to the gas-choked trenches of Osowiec (“The Attack of the Dead Men”), from the sands of Arabia (the anthemic “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”) to the deadly skies above (“The Red Baron”), The Great War chronicles one of humankind’s darkest eras with appropriate doses of bombast and heart.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ozzyitune ,

I’m hooked

Love history and metal can’t go wrong.

AK Alma Wade ,

A perfect masterpiece

The reverence and passion for history has always made Sabaton one of the greatest bands of all time. This album is masterpiece that perfectly captures the bravery, the courage, the hell bent determination of those who fought in the Forst World War while also emphasizing the tragedy and horrors of The War to End All Wars. This gem is sure to be remembered as one of the greatest albums of all time. Personal favorites are Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 82nd All The Way, Devil Dogs, and The Red Baron.

samdamandius ,

Not entirely metal

I was expecting that Flanders Fields would be done in Sabaton’s usual style. While the choral piece is excellent, I feel it lacks a certain something

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