Heroes

May 27, 2014 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: May 27, 2014
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 44:16
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  • ASIN: B00KFOEC96
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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One of their best albums yet!
Brett Korkes
Sabaton outdid themselves this time and I listen to the whole album all the way through.
Scott Farley
An excellent continuation of Sabaton's signature of music.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Patterson on May 28, 2014
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This album is on point and brings together everything you love and expect from Sabaton. It is driving and will take the listener through the spectrum. It has some very interesting (and brave - you will know it when you hear it) choices that really pay off. Its production is epic in feel and scope. Makes one look forward to the inevitable Sabaton and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra album and dvd. How incredible would that be? You guys should really get on that. The opening track (Night Witches) was the perfect tone setting opening for the album. Considering our failed education system, I have to pause and give thanks for their themes, as unless one were to seek out these topics on ones own they would never be exposed to them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Cole on May 31, 2014
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I don't know how they keep doing it, but this is yet another great album. Every song is incredible with the exception of the ballad. (see Blind Guardian for epic ballad mastery). But don't let that stop you from getting this album. Full of grooves, and also a nice selection of historical tributes and tales. Don't miss reading the stories behind each song. I think it makes them ten times more powerful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth James on May 27, 2014
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It came in the mail today, and not only is it an incredibly solid album that is everything we know and love about Sabaton, it really stays on theme. Each song honors a different person or group who made their mark on history through daring and bravery, all while blowing your mind. I wish I could listen to it for the first time all over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric Betz on May 29, 2014
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As always, fine music from Sabaton that both is fun to rock out to and listen to while I play World of Tanks,
AND music that teaches me more about History.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James on June 1, 2014
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Every song in absolutely incredible. If you are a true fan of metal and military history, you can't go wrong with this purchase.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bone Monkey on May 30, 2014
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Finally, it's here, the new Sabaton! It's been around 2 years since this Sweden based band has produced an album. The wait was well worth it. Sabaton remains a mighty force in Power Metal. There's no other was to describe it. The band's distinct focus drives their music and really exhibits properties and attributes rarely possessed by other bands. This type of metal is different, it's the foundation for so much, but also innovates features commonly used throughout the genre.

"Inmate 4859" has a catchy chorus, sandwiched by majestic guitar solos, and an epic bridge which proceeds a choir that salutes the formidable chorus with a gathering of many voices which stampedes onward to the conclusion of the song.

"To Hell and Back" begins with a Celtic illustriousness that thrusts the first verses into a propelled state of camaraderie, where allied forces unite and deliver a fantastic blow of hair-raising guitar solos, and eccentric, forceful vocals that will leave the listener pummeled, yet crawling back for more.

Throughout the album are many special features, most of which contain the galloping riffs that seem to call upon celestial beings whose mere presence demands a worthy encore. Each progressing track abides by these rules, as the distinct, yet pleasantly familiar veil of guitar work continuously gets folded deliberately upon each other. This in-depth and complex structure has, and will, stand the test of time. This being the true attributes of what real power metal is all about.

The only downside some might find in this album is that it seems to be extremely similar to their past releases. Yes, power anthems of war and victory are grand and mighty, but it sometimes leaves the listener asking for more.
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An excellent continuation of Sabaton's signature of music. Fortunately as with any fan's fear of a band's "re-inventing themselves," this has not happened. From prior experiences, after awhile of getting to like and then to follow along a band's style, there is this 'change up' or 're-invention' and things just are not the same anymore. So a fear develops of, "not if, but when..."

Sabaton stays true.

Although "To Hell and Back" has tunes of western music similar to Ennio Morricone (ie: Spaghetti Westerns), it is of a tribute.
I enjoy following along the lyrics and of those stories I know not of, I will research (example: Witold Pilecki (Inmate 4859) and Lauri Törni (Soldier of 3 Armies)). Sabaton is great in retelling of these stories (some even forgotten), with both by words and the epic power of the music.
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Swedish power metal battalion Sabaton is back with a new album, their seventh overall, titled Heroes. It’s the band’s first studio release since the lineup change that brought guitarists Chris Rorland and Thobbe Englund and drummer Hannes Van Dahl to the fold, and is the follow-up to their ambitious Swedish language album Carolus Rex.

Sabaton is back on familiar territory with Heroes. Not only are the lyrics once again in English, but the subject matter is, as always, focused on war. It’s not a full-on concept album like Carolus Rex, but each song on Heroes focuses on an individual or regiment in various conflicts (though World War II is the primary theme) who have shown courage on and off the battlefield. Musically, well, it’s a Sabaton album, so you know not to expect any changes. This is the same kind of galloping, martial, melodic power metal with marching rhythms and rousing choruses that they’ve delivered from the very start. They continue to play this kind of music very well, so that predictability is not likely to upset many Sabaton fans.

Predictability aside, Heroes is a dynamite power metal album. The best Sabaton songs are rousing enough to make you want to go marching to battle with the band, and there are songs on Heroes that definitely accomplish that. Album opener “Night Witches” and “Smoking Snakes” have that perfect combination of melody and heaviness. The slower (but still heavy) “Inmate 4859” and slower (though not heavy at all) “The Ballad of Bull” change the pace at just the right times. The album’s brightest moments come from the stirring, Audie Murphy-inspired “To Hell and Back” and the fierce “Resist and Bite.”

This one is pretty easy to recommend. If you’re already a Sabaton fan, you’re going to enjoy this album.
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