11 Songs, 38 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

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

100% Pure Chad ,

This is Important

Honestly, when I heard this album was going to be about WW1, I was a little less excited. Shame on me for doubting.... Obviously these guys rock and bring the thunder with the song writing, but there is more here. An intimacy that leads to a stronger connection with the men that came before us. Sabaton is growing stronger and you will too if you listen closely.

Verdun's Uknown Soldier ,

Fields of Verdun

Just, yes

Ghost_in_The_Trench92 ,

Masterpiece

If there was a soundtrack to go along with Battlefield 1, this would be it. Outstanding effort. Their magnum opus in my opinion.

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