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Band
Sabaton
Title
The Last Stand
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2016
Style
Power
9/12/2016 - Review by: Eric Compton
Epic German heavy metal that is starting to sound very repetitive
I have enjoyed the body of Sabaton's work immensely. However, this is the fourth album in six years not including the handful of live recordings and videos the group has released. I love the band's dedication to veterans, history and it's relevance on what we are seeing today, yet I feel the problems are two-fold--one, there is just way too much Sabaton exposure right now. I am saturated in it. Second, after this many conceptual albums about military history, I wouldn't mind hearing a few different types of songs from the band.
Recommended for fans of: Iron Maiden, Paragon, Iced Earth, Alestorm
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: SABATON
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Attero Dominatus
2006
Black Lodge
Etiam9/14/2007
3
Carolus Rex
2012
Nuclear Blast
Greg Watson5/12/2012
3.5
Heroes
2014
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton5/2/2014
4
Primo Victoria
2005
Black Lodge
Eric Compton3/24/2005
-
The Art of War
2008
Black Lodge
Raising Iron4/7/2009
4
The Last Stand
2016
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton9/12/2016
3.5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: SABATON
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
Joakim BrodnEric Compton5/16/2005

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