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Sacrifice [Limited Edition]

SaxonAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)


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listen  1. Procession 1:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Sacrifice 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Made In Belfast 4:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Warriors Of The Road 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Guardians Of The Tomb 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Stand Up And Fight 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Walking The Steel 4:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Night Of The Wolf 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Wheels Of Terror 4:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Standing In A Queue 3:37$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Crusader (Orchestrated Version) 6:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Just Let Me Rock (Re-recorded Version) 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Requiem (Acoustic Version) 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Frozen Rainbow (Acoustic Version) 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Forever Free (Re-recorded Version) 4:49$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Saxon are an English heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the 1980s with 8 UK Top 40 albums including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts, they also had ... Read more in Amazon's Saxon Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 26, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00AFYZDL2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Saxons 20th studio album, produced by Biff Byford and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, 36 Crazyfists, Accept) features an 80s thrashier perspective plus 5 classic tracks revisited.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - Saxon delivers yet again! March 26, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
British heavy metal institution Saxon is back with a new studio album, titled Sacrifice. It's the band's 20th studio album. Think about that for a second. Twenty albums since their 1979 debut, and with the exception of a few albums in the `90s (hardly metal's brightest hour in general), they've all been rock-solid. How many bands can say that?

Like every album Saxon has released since 2001's Killing Ground, Sacrifice seems like the work of a band in their prime. Compare the last decade's worth of Saxon albums to their first decade and you'll see the same level of "power and glory," as well as sheer energy. Sacrifice is a powerful heavy metal album that balances heaviness with melody, has top rate musicianship and strong vocals, and is very well written.

The album starts strong (after the instrumental intro) with the title track, but it's the middle of the album - "Warriors of the Road" through "Wheels of Terror" - that really shine, with one thundering metal anthem after another. Sacrifice ends with "Standing in a Queue," which is the album's only clunker (it's a b-side if ever there was one), but at that point the previous songs will still have you riding high.

You could argue that Sacrifice's similarity to Call to Arms and the previous Saxon albums means the band is getting predictable (and perhaps not worth the 5-star rating), but for a band in the fourth decade of their career, and one that's still making such high quality metal, predictability really isn't a bad thing. Hell, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest could take a few tips from Saxon at this point.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saxon still delivers!!! April 3, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
They started in 1979, 34 years later, "Sacrifice" is released and still delivers great riffs, power and metal. We must take advantage of the fact that great Rock bands like Saxon are still on and creating music, and buy the album that is so valuable. As an extra we have some re-recording of Saxon classic that is also interesting to explore. Keep on, because SAXON KNOWS HOW TO ROCK!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It !! April 2, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Sacrifice is truly a great piece of music by one of the greatest metal bands
ever. Thanks guys for all the goodness.......

Im one of the biggest Saxon fans on the planet. I love everything that they have ever done everything ! and I have them all. I love the fullness of this band and there arent many dual guitar bands that do it the way these guys have. They feature two of the best ever in the business. While Saxon maybe pushed and had a hard time with Call To Arms, they have more than made up for it with Sacrifice !

I wondered if Saxon would ever put out a new album again. Im really thankfull that they did and they put this kind of power and goodness into it. Saxon in my opinion have never gotten the kind of respect that they truly deserve, given I know that there are diehard fans just like me out there who believes that they have carried the banner for 80s old school metal for all these years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really strong release! May 5, 2013
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I have been listening to Saxon for about 10 years now, after seeing them live at Bloodstock 2003 and being completely blown away by their performance and their excellent songwriting. I gradually collected many of their albums over the years, and really looked forward to their last 4-5 releases as they came out. The 2000s have been a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion, with certainly more good than bad. But with the release of Call To Arms, it sounded like Saxon were going back to more of a rock feel (I for one have liked their foray into heavier material) and their songwriting was getting a bit weaker. I certainly didn't play it as much as their previous release, Into the Labyrinth.

Well, in comes metal producer Andy Sneap and a fresh set of 10 tracks, and suddenly we have Saxon producing their finest record since Lionheart. The riffs are fantastic, the choruses are soaring and catchy, and the writing in general is just very strong. The instrumentation is also fantastic. The guitars are fresh sounding, the solos are unique and the drums are absolutely thundering, but not overdone where they take over the mix. I'm convinced that if you put a song like Warriors Of The Road on US rock radio and didn't say what band it was, it would catch on. This stuff is so much better than the generic drivel I tend to hear on the FM dial.

The first 5 tracks after the initial "Procession" are the best of the bunch, and make me just want to jump in the car and hit the gas! I suggest you do the same and head over to the record store to pick this up. Or just order it here : )

The bonus disc of new, different versions of older tracks was also more interesting than I thought it would be. Requiem was a great fit for an acoustic version. Thanks to the Saxon guys for another album that I'll be spinning for years. And please come back to the US! The 2011 tour was the best time I've had at a show in a while.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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SAXON in our opinion have always been an under rated band. Album after album, anthems and classics one after another says it all. This newest album just proves what we've been saying all along! "Saxon Is The Real Deal"!

KEEP \M/ XTREME!
DJ DETOX
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Saxon album
This is a good album from the NWOBHM band Saxon. The album is good from start to finish. It has some fast songs and Biff's voice is in top form.
Published 3 months ago by Bernard Giordano
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album
It's really good! I love Heavy metal and I hope they make another Album like this is Awesome and I'm 100% satisfied with the mp3 Thank you
Published 6 months ago by Patricia Soto
5.0 out of 5 stars My review
This Saxon (newest) disc is like ALL of Saxons Discs AWESOME and Definitely worth Buying And Owning... Read more
Published 8 months ago by tony
4.0 out of 5 stars powerhouse of an album
Really strong effort from the boys. Great packaging for the cd, like a small book! Lyrics, etc.. Worth buying. Read more
Published 8 months ago by soundchaser
4.0 out of 5 stars Saxon has risen again
Although Saxon has been around close to 40 years, they haven't had killer albums in years (other than live ones and collections). Read more
Published 9 months ago by Michael R. Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Saxon = Quality & Consistency
Champions of metal for over three decades, Saxon have again released an album that further cements their reputation for consistency not only in terms of regular album releases, but... Read more
Published 9 months ago by wizey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album. It rocks.
One of the best albums they released in years! Probably since Dogs of War in the early 90's. They still rock.
Published 9 months ago by Jeffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Saxon Rocks!!!!!
This band only gets better with age. A masterful album from one of the most underrated bands from the NWOHM era. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavier, but Very Strong
I recently saw Saxon play in Montreal and while I was a big fan of their earlier stuff, did not, I'm ashamed to admit, own this album. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Michael Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars This aint no sacrifice
Listening to this record, I would swear that it's 1986 again. This fits in with anything Iron Maiden ever did. It has the same feel as a Maiden record. Read more
Published 12 months ago by constant reader
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