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Review: Sabaton - Primo Victoria
Sabaton
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Primo Victoria

Label: Black Lodge
Year released: 2005
Duration: 41:10
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: May 27, 2005
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Primo Victoria

Rated 3.86/5 (77.22%) (36 Votes)
Review


Move over, Frodo. Sabaton isn't your typical elf-centric power metal band (yeah, yeah, I know, not all PM bands are into elves) but rather focuses on war themes, as immediately noticeable by taking a look at the track listing. The title track itself revolves around D-Day, a very poignant song that carries a lot of emotion and you can practically imagine the battlefield action as you listen to it. I'd say this album is a bit like a more power metal-ish Majesty but with a serious thematic. The songs are very catchy and often anthemic and even though they tend to use quite a bit of keyboards, they are used with taste and the guitars are given due respect - and then some. A major highlight is the vocal work. The singer has a very powerful and gruffy voice that adds a lot of punch to the songs - this material just wouldn't stand out as much with a more "standard" power metal vocalist. Here you just feel like headbanging fist in the air almost from beginning to end; even the more quiet moments pack a lot of punch. The guitar work is powerful and heavy and a somewhat raw sound gives it an added edge.

It's been a while since a power metal band caught my attention. There's nothing revolutionary here, but Sabaton did a great job with the material on this album and there's not one boring moment to be found here. Recommended if you like your power metal to actually have power.


Track Listing:
  1. Primo Victoria
  2. Regin Of Terror
  3. Panzer Battalion
  4. Wolfpack
  5. Counterstrike
  6. Stalingrad
  7. Into The Fire
  8. Purple Heart
  9. Metal Machine
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