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Review: Rebellion - Arminius: Furor Teutonicus
Arminius: Furor Teutonicus

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 59:27
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal


Review online: February 6, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.35/5 (67.06%) (17 Votes)

Germany's Rebellion experienced some drastic line-up changes over the last couple of years coinciding with a change from the Viking imagery of their last three albums to a Germanic focus on 2012's Arminius: Furor Teutonicus. Not only have the line-up and lyrics changed but so has Rebellion's angry, aggressive Heavy Metal. Arminius: Furor Teutonicus sounds like a Sabaton album that has had the keyboards dialed down and the Power/Traditional Metal ratio nudged towards Trad a bit. It isn't bad, by any means, and there are some truly catchy tracks like "Ala Germanica" and "Vae Victus." Michael Siefert's singing is still gruff, but clearer and the riffs, which are still crunchy, lack the bite of past albums. I don't fault Rebellion for trying something different but Sabaton has done this album already and, frankly, done it better.

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