The Great War

Sabaton - The Great War
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #174 / 634
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1149
July 19, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nuclear Blast / Label
Power Metal / Genres
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Thanks I hate power metal now. Sabaton manages to bring the corniest piece of music I've heard all year with The Great War, absolutely nothing stands out during this whole project and is kind of a pain to get through. Nothing from the instrumental to the vocals were strong on this and the writing on this LP is some of the funniest shit I've ever heard, all it takes is a Wikipedia search about WW1 and you've read the script for the album. Stay away from this one lmao.
Sabaton, The Great War
Wasn't I particularly excited for this album because all of the singles sounded like songs they had done before, but it's here now so I guess I'll review it.
The Future of Warfare is very boring, everything about this is just the least interesting possible. The production, the vocal melodies, the riffs, they've done it all before. 4-10
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is much better, it isn't exactly anything new for them but the solo is pretty cool and the hook is decent. ... read more
The Epic War
A powerful and great historical message to outline just how tragic ww1 was. If there's anything I'm going to pull out of listening to this album it's the stories that were told rather than the songs themselves.

It's just sonically, these themes are backed by songs that just sound near identical to eachother. I remember themes and song stories but as for the riffs? I struggle to remember them without returning to the album. This same power-metal formula sabaton has used throughout their career ... read more
Power metal is often considered one of the more tame subgenres of metal. How offensive can a song about a unicorn or one based on The Lord of the Rings really be? In that light, Sabaton sounds like they might be on the more controversial side: They sing about history, actual warfare – not some fictional story but real deaths. They cover Spartan warriors and the Holocaust alike. And somehow, they have been finding the right balance between awing at the glory and shuddering at the terrors ... read more
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Added on: April 3, 2019