History Music / Sabaton

6th Sep '17 11:06:56 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* GuardianAngel: At the end of "Camouflage", the titular character is revealed to be this, [[GhostlyGoals in a manner]].


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* ImmuneToBullets: In "Camouflage", the titular character has bullets pass right through him. [[spoiler:It's because he's a [[GuardianAngel Ghost Marine]].]]
30th Aug '17 11:37:26 AM Starshock
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** Zig-zagged by "To Hell And Back": On the one hand, it's a badass, uplifting song that describes the horrors in [=WW2=] faced by Creator/AudieMurphy and even describes [[ShellShockedVeteran his struggles with PTSD in the bridge]] ("And all along the shore/Where cannons still roar/They're haunting my dreams/They're still there when I sleep"). On the other hand, the badass, uplifting tone fits perfectly with how the lyrics describe Murphy's triumphs and eventual recovery ("He charged and attacked/He went to Hell and back!").

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** Zig-zagged by "To Hell And Back": On the one hand, it's a badass, uplifting song that describes the horrors in [=WW2=] faced by Creator/AudieMurphy and even describes [[ShellShockedVeteran his struggles with PTSD in the bridge]] ("And all along the shore/Where cannons still roar/They're haunting my dreams/They're still there when I sleep"). On the other hand, the badass, uplifting tone fits perfectly with how the lyrics describe [[Awesome/AudieMurphy Murphy's triumphs and eventual recovery recovery]] ("He charged and attacked/He went to Hell and back!").back!").
** "Killing Ground" is a blood-pumping song about the Caroleans slaughtering surrendering enemy soldiers at the battle of Fraustadt.



* MeaningfulName: A sabaton is an armoured shoe, as a part of knightly armour.

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* MeaningfulName: A sabaton is an armoured shoe, as a part of knightly armour.armor, which is appropriate for a band that sings about military history.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Long Live the King", "The Caroleans' Prayer", "Hill 3234", "Carolus Rex", "Panzerkampf", and "The Last Stand".

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Long Live the King", "The Caroleans' Prayer", "Hill 3234", "Carolus Rex", "Panzerkampf", "The Last Battle", and "The Last Stand".
25th Aug '17 7:57:16 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Joakim Brodén - lead vocals, keyboards
* Pär Sundström - bass, backing vocals
* Chris Rörland - guitars, backing vocals
* Hannes van Dahl - drums
* Tommy Johansson - guitars, backing vocals

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* Joakim Brodén - lead vocals, keyboards
vocals (1999-present), keyboards (1999-2005, 2012-present)
* Pär Sundström - bass, bass (1999-present), backing vocals
vocals (2012-present)
* Chris Rörland - guitars, backing vocals
vocals (2012-present)
* Hannes van Dahl - drums
drums (2013-present)
* Tommy Johansson - guitars, backing vocals
vocals (2016-present)
25th Aug '17 7:55:31 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Joakim Brodén — lead vocals, keyboards
* Pär Sundström — bass, backing vocals
* Chris Rörland — guitars, backing vocals
* Hannes Van Dahl — drums
* Tommy Johansson — guitars, backing vocals

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* Joakim Brodén — - lead vocals, keyboards
* Pär Sundström — - bass, backing vocals
* Chris Rörland — - guitars, backing vocals
* Hannes Van van Dahl — - drums
* Tommy Johansson — - guitars, backing vocals



* Rikard Sundén — guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Oskar Montelius — guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Richard Larsson — drums (1999-2001)
* Daniel Mullback — drums (2001-2012)
* Daniel Mÿhr — keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2012)
* Robban Bäck — drums (2012-2013)
* Thobbe Englund — guitars, backing vocals (2012-2016)

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* Rikard Sundén — - guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Oskar Montelius — - guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Richard Larsson — - drums (1999-2001)
* Daniel Mullback — - drums (2001-2012)
* Daniel Mÿhr — - keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2012)
* Robban Bäck — - drums (2012-2013)
* Thobbe Englund — - guitars, backing vocals (2012-2016)



* ''Primo Victoria'' — 2005
* ''Attero Dominatus'' — 2006
* ''Metalizer'' — 2007

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* ''Primo Victoria'' — - 2005
* ''Attero Dominatus'' — - 2006
* ''Metalizer'' — - 2007



* ''The Art of War'' — 2008

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* ''The Art of War'' — - 2008



* ''Coat of Arms'' — 2010

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* ''Coat of Arms'' — - 2010



* ''Carolus Rex'' — 2012

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* ''Carolus Rex'' — - 2012



* ''Heroes'' — 2014

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* ''Heroes'' — - 2014



* ''The Last Stand'' — 2016

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* ''The Last Stand'' — - 2016
25th Aug '17 7:54:00 AM Edgecrusher666
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* ''Primo Victoria'' – 2005
* ''Attero Dominatus'' – 2006
* ''Metalizer'' – 2007

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* ''Primo Victoria'' – — 2005
* ''Attero Dominatus'' – — 2006
* ''Metalizer'' – — 2007



* ''The Art of War'' – 2008

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* ''The Art of War'' – — 2008



* ''Coat of Arms'' – 2010

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* ''Coat of Arms'' – — 2010
25th Aug '17 7:53:22 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Joakim Brodén – lead vocals, keyboards
* Pär Sundström – bass, backing vocals

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* Joakim Brodén – — lead vocals, keyboards
* Pär Sundström – — bass, backing vocals



* Hannes Van Dahl - drums
* Tommy Johansson - guitars, backing vocals

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* Hannes Van Dahl - — drums
* Tommy Johansson - — guitars, backing vocals



* Rikard Sundén – guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Oskar Montelius – guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)

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* Rikard Sundén – — guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Oskar Montelius – — guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)



* Daniel Mullback – drums (2001-2012)
* Daniel Mÿhr – keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2012)

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* Daniel Mullback – — drums (2001-2012)
* Daniel Mÿhr – — keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2012)



* Thobbe Englund - guitars, backing vocals (2012-2016)

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* Thobbe Englund - — guitars, backing vocals (2012-2016)



* ''Carolus Rex'' - 2012

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* ''Carolus Rex'' - — 2012



* ''Heroes'' - 2014

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* ''Heroes'' - — 2014



* ''The Last Stand'' - 2016

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* ''The Last Stand'' - — 2016
25th Aug '17 7:47:59 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Rikard Sundén – guitars (1999-2012)
* Oskar Montelius – guitars (1999-2012)

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* Rikard Sundén – guitars guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)
* Oskar Montelius – guitars guitars, backing vocals (1999-2012)



* Daniel Mÿhr – keyboards (2005-2012)

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* Daniel Mÿhr – keyboards keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2012)



* Thobbe Englund - guitars (2012-2016)

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* Thobbe Englund - guitars guitars, backing vocals (2012-2016)


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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Pär
** TheLancer: Joakim
** TheSmartGuy: Chris
** TheBigGuy: Hannes
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Tommy
20th Aug '17 2:32:54 PM MissMokushiroku
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** Singles: ''Masters of the World''

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** Singles: ''Masters "Masters of the World''World"



** Singles: ''Cliffs of Gallipoli'', ''Ghost Division''

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** Singles: ''Cliffs "Cliffs of Gallipoli'', ''Ghost Division''Gallipoli", "Ghost Division"



** Singles: ''Coat of Arms'', ''Screaming Eagles''

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** Singles: ''Coat "Coat of Arms'', ''Screaming Eagles''Arms", "Screaming Eagles"



** Singles: ''Carolus Rex'', ''The Lion From the North''

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** Singles: ''Carolus Rex'', ''The "Carolus Rex", "The Lion From the North''North"



** Singles: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWdgBtSM8s To Hell and Back]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGtEH1i78sI Resist and Bite]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7NSUFDHFgg Night Witches]]''

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** Singles: ''[[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYWdgBtSM8s To Hell and Back]]'', ''[[https://www.Back]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGtEH1i78sI Resist and Bite]]'', ''[[https://www.Bite]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7NSUFDHFgg Night Witches]]''Witches]]"



** Singles: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTgkTEDDog The Lost Battalion]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi7xBe5-M8k Blood of Bannockburn]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylyqoxh-cXk Shiroyama]]''

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** Singles: ''[[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTgkTEDDog The Lost Battalion]]'', ''[[https://www.Battalion]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi7xBe5-M8k Blood of Bannockburn]]'', ''[[https://www.Bannockburn]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylyqoxh-cXk Shiroyama]]''Shiroyama]]"



!Sabaton and their songs provides examples of:

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!Sabaton and their songs provides provide examples of:



* {{Cameo}}: Actor Peter Stormare and Polish general Waldemar Skrzypczak took part in making the video for ''Uprising'' respectively playing a commander of the German occupying forces and one of the Warsaw Uprising's leaders.

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* {{Cameo}}: Actor Peter Stormare and Polish general Waldemar Skrzypczak took part in making the video for ''Uprising'' "Uprising" respectively playing a commander of the German occupying forces and one of the Warsaw Uprising's leaders.



A slave to power- a slave to gold. Ruinous rule in the East.''
* TheCavalry: A literal example is provided by the Winged Hussar cavalry in ''Winged Hussars''.

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A slave to power- a power--a slave to gold. Ruinous rule in the East.''
* TheCavalry: A literal example is provided by the Winged Hussar cavalry in ''Winged Hussars''."Winged Hussars".



* CommieLand: ''Panzerkampf'', ''Night Witches'', and ''Hill 3234''.

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* CommieLand: ''Panzerkampf'', ''Night Witches'', "Panzerkampf", "Night Witches", and ''Hill 3234''."Hill 3234".



** "Shiroyama" is about the bravery of the last samurai in the face of this. The Satsuma samurai are outnumbered 60:1 and armed with swords against Imperial guns - the fact that they even survive until dawn is impressive.
* DangerousDeserter: ''The Last Stand'' is about the Sack of Rome in 1527, when the Holy Roman Imperial Army, angry due to not having been paid by the Empire for their service, mutinied and led a siege on Rome itself, joined by various gangs of bandits and other deserters. The song doesn't focus much on them, however, instead focusing on the 189 members of the Swiss Guard who fought to save the Pope by escorting him along a secret passage to the Castel Sant'Angelo, and especially the 147 who formed the rear guard and gave their lives in service to the Pope.
* DarkReprise: While the lyrics certainly do not reflect it, ''Ruina Imperii'' is this to ''Lion From The North'', both when you notice that the chorus of the first is more or less a very downtrodden version of the other, and that while ''Lion From The North'' covers the rise of the Swedish empire, ''Ruina Imperii'' covers its fall.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Attero Dominatus'' compared to albums before and after. The title track is about the Soviet sack of Berlin, and it also has songs about terrorism, the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the rise of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, and trench warfare in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. This is capped off with track five, "We Burn", a song about the Srebrenica massacre ''[[VillainSong sung by the perpetrators]]''.
* DawnOfAnEra: ''Lion From The North'' is about the beginnings of the Swedish Empire under Gustavus II Adolphus. It's very hopeful and energetic.
* DeathFromAbove: ''Nuclear Attack'', ''Night Witches'', and ''Firestorm'', the last of which even drops the trope name:
-->''Burn! Burn!''\\

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** "Shiroyama" is about the bravery of the last samurai in the face of this. The Satsuma samurai are outnumbered 60:1 and armed with swords against Imperial guns - the guns--the fact that they even survive until dawn is impressive.
* DangerousDeserter: ''The "The Last Stand'' Stand" is about the Sack of Rome in 1527, when the Holy Roman Imperial Army, angry due to not having been paid by the Empire for their service, mutinied and led a siege on Rome itself, joined by various gangs of bandits and other deserters. The song doesn't focus much on them, however, instead focusing on the 189 members of the Swiss Guard who fought to save the Pope by escorting him along a secret passage to the Castel Sant'Angelo, and especially the 147 who formed the rear guard and gave their lives in service to the Pope.
* DarkReprise: While the lyrics certainly do not reflect it, ''Ruina Imperii'' "Ruina Imperii" is this to ''Lion "Lion From The North'', North", both when you notice that the chorus of the first is more or less a very downtrodden version of the other, and that while ''Lion "Lion From The North'' North" covers the rise of the Swedish empire, ''Ruina Imperii'' "Ruina Imperii" covers its fall.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Attero Dominatus'' Dominatus'', compared to albums before and after. The title track is about the Soviet sack of Berlin, and it also has songs about terrorism, the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the rise of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, and trench warfare in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. This is capped off with track five, "We Burn", a song about the Srebrenica massacre ''[[VillainSong sung by the perpetrators]]''.
* DawnOfAnEra: ''Lion "Lion From The North'' North" is about the beginnings of the Swedish Empire under Gustavus II Adolphus. It's very hopeful and energetic.
* DeathFromAbove: ''Nuclear Attack'', ''Night Witches'', DeathFromAbove:
** "Nuclear Attack", "Night Witches",
and ''Firestorm'', "Firestorm", the last of which even drops the trope name:
-->''Burn! --->''Burn! Burn!''\\



** Also ''Into the Fire'' has this:
-->''From above the airstrike came and it burned the world below''\\

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** Also ''Into "Into the Fire'' Fire" has this:
-->''From --->''From above the airstrike came and it burned the world below''\\



* DeathIsDramatic: One of their few non-history based songs, ''[[{{Tearjerker}} The Hammer Has Fallen]]'' is told from the perspective of a man DyingAlone.

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* DeathIsDramatic: One of their few non-history based songs, ''[[{{Tearjerker}} "[[{{Tearjerker}} The Hammer Has Fallen]]'' Fallen]]", is told from the perspective of a man DyingAlone.



* DefensiveFeintTrap: The song ''The Art of War'' describes this tactic.

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* DefensiveFeintTrap: The song ''The "The Art of War'' War" describes this tactic.



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Spoofed in "A Secret" from The Art Of War, which always plays no matter how the album was acquired, its format, or where it is being played.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Spoofed in "A Secret" from The ''The Art Of War, of War'', which always plays no matter how the album was acquired, its format, or where it is being played.



* DyingAlone: ''The Hammer has Fallen''

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* DyingAlone: ''The "The Hammer has Fallen''Fallen"



** ''Birds of War'' seems to be an entirely typical PowerMetal [[HeavyMithril fantasy song]] about evil forces descending from the sky, with none of the historical lyrics that made Sabaton famous. Furthermore, Joakin Brodén sounds much deeper and more gravelly in this song.

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** ''Birds "Birds of War'' War" seems to be an entirely typical PowerMetal [[HeavyMithril fantasy song]] about evil forces descending from the sky, with none of the historical lyrics that made Sabaton famous. Furthermore, Joakin Brodén sounds much deeper and more gravelly in this song.



* EnemyMine: ''The Last Battle''. What happens when sixteen American soldiers, thirteen Wehrmacht soldiers, a Waffen SS ''Hauptsturmführer'', French former prisoners, a tank, and an Austrian Resistance member hole up in a castle against the 17th Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadier Division? [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter The strangest battle of World War II]].

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* EnemyMine: ''The "The Last Battle''.Battle". What happens when sixteen American soldiers, thirteen Wehrmacht soldiers, a Waffen SS ''Hauptsturmführer'', French former prisoners, a tank, and an Austrian Resistance member hole up in a castle against the 17th Waffen-SS Panzer Grenadier Division? [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter The strangest battle of World War II]].



** The general theme of "Long Live The King" and "Ruina Imperii" about the fall of the Swedish Empire.

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** The general theme of "Long Live The the King" and "Ruina Imperii" about the fall of the Swedish Empire.



* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: ''Shiroyama'' in ''The Last Stand'' tells of the last battle of the Samurai in the Satsuma Rebellion, and it is all the more awesome for it.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: ''Shiroyama'' "Shiroyama" in ''The Last Stand'' tells of the last battle of the Samurai samurai in the Satsuma Rebellion, and it is all the more awesome for it.



''It's the Last Stand of the Samurai!''
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In ''The Lost Battalion'', what ''sounds'' like drums is actually artillery fire set to the beat. Pistol gunfire and the sound of a bayonet piercing flesh are also used to add to the music's rhythm.
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Bagpipes not only feature in the instrumentals of ''Blood of Bannockburn'', a part of the main chorus is about how bagpipes are awesome.
* FallenHero: [[FiveBadBand Five of them]] in ''Birds of War.''

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''It's the Last Stand last stand of the Samurai!''
samurai!''
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In ''The "The Lost Battalion'', Battalion", what ''sounds'' like drums is actually artillery fire set to the beat. Pistol gunfire and the sound of a bayonet piercing flesh are also used to add to the music's rhythm.
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: Bagpipes not only feature in the instrumentals of ''Blood "Blood of Bannockburn'', Bannockburn", a part of the main chorus is about how bagpipes are awesome.
* FallenHero: [[FiveBadBand Five of them]] in ''Birds "Birds of War.''"



* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Par
** TheLancer: Joakim
** TheSmartGuy: Chris
** TheBigGuy: Hannes
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Tommy
* FourStarBadass: ''Far from the Fame'' is about Karel Janoušek, who was made Air Marshall.
* FriendToAllChildren: Joakim Brodén will often call a young fan up on stage during concerts and give them his [[CoolShades iconic sunglasses]] definitely a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* {{Ghostapo}}: While ''Ghost Division'' is named after the [[SquadNickname actual nickname]] of the 7th Panzer Division, the lyrics of the song give the division a supernatural edge by portraying them as a division of both live and {{undead}} soldiers [[EmotionEater fed by the fear the Nazis generate]].

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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Par
** TheLancer: Joakim
** TheSmartGuy: Chris
** TheBigGuy: Hannes
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Tommy
* FourStarBadass: ''Far "Far from the Fame'' Fame" is about Karel Janoušek, who was made Air Marshall.
* FriendToAllChildren: Joakim Brodén will often call a young fan up on stage during concerts and give them his [[CoolShades iconic sunglasses]] definitely a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.sunglasses]].
* {{Ghostapo}}: {{Ghostapo}}:
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While ''Ghost Division'' "Ghost Division" is named after the [[SquadNickname actual nickname]] of the 7th Panzer Division, the lyrics of the song give the division a supernatural edge by portraying them as a division of both live and {{undead}} soldiers [[EmotionEater fed by the fear the Nazis generate]].



** And they covered [[Music/{{Rammstein}} "Feuer Frei"]] in German.

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** And they covered [[Music/{{Rammstein}} Music/{{Rammstein}}'s "Feuer Frei"]] Frei" in German.



* ImColdSoCold: "The Hammer has Fallen"
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: They made a cover of ''In The Army Now'' by Music/StatusQuo.

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* ImColdSoCold: "The Hammer has Has Fallen"
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: They made a cover of ''In "In The Army Now'' Now" by Music/StatusQuo.



*** The first three singles released were ''The Lost Battalion'', ''Blood of Bannockburn'' and''Shiroyama''.''The Lost Battalion'' is about the titular battalion fighting for a week with no reinforcements in World War I; ''Blood of Bannockburn'' is about the Battle of Bannockburn, where the Scots managed to hold off (and ''win'') against the numerically superior English forces; ''Shiroyama'' is about the Battle of Shiroyama, where 350-500 {{samurai}} were outnumbered 60 to 1 against the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese army]].
*** The opening track, ''Sparta'', is about the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans led other Greek soldiers in a successful holding action against a vastly larger Persian army. They all died, but they achieved their objective.
*** ''The Last Battle'' is about the Battle of Castle Itter, where [[EnemyMine a combination of troops from the United States, Germany, an SS Defector, and several prisoners of war]] stood against the [[ThoseWackyNazis Waffen SS]] until a larger American force relieved them.
*** ''Last Dying Breath'' is about the doomed defense of Belgrade by the Serbian Army against Austria-Hungary.
*** The titular track, ''The Last Stand'', is about the Stand of the Swiss Guard, where 189 Swiss Guardsmen fought to allow the Pope to escape [[RapePillageAndBurn The Sack of Rome.]]
*** ''Winged Hussars'' is a subversion. The Siege of Vienna is looking like this... '''[[BigDamnHeroes AND THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED]]!''' Ditto "Hill 3234" and "Rorke's Drift", both of which were cases where the underdogs won.

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*** The first three singles released were ''The "The Lost Battalion'', ''Blood Battalion", "Blood of Bannockburn'' and''Shiroyama''.''The Bannockburn" and "Shiroyama". "The Lost Battalion'' Battalion" is about the titular battalion fighting for a week with no reinforcements in World War I; ''Blood "Blood of Bannockburn'' Bannockburn" is about the Battle of Bannockburn, where the Scots managed to hold off (and ''win'') against the numerically superior English forces; ''Shiroyama'' "Shiroyama" is about the Battle of Shiroyama, where 350-500 {{samurai}} were outnumbered 60 to 1 against the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese army]].
*** The opening track, ''Sparta'', "Sparta", is about the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans led other Greek soldiers in a successful holding action against a vastly larger Persian army. They all died, but they achieved their objective.
*** ''The "The Last Battle'' Battle" is about the Battle of Castle Itter, where [[EnemyMine a combination of troops from the United States, Germany, an SS Defector, and several prisoners of war]] stood against the [[ThoseWackyNazis Waffen SS]] until a larger American force relieved them.
*** ''Last "Last Dying Breath'' Breath" is about the doomed defense of Belgrade by the Serbian Army against Austria-Hungary.
*** The titular track, ''The "The Last Stand'', Stand", is about the Stand of the Swiss Guard, where 189 Swiss Guardsmen fought to allow the Pope to escape [[RapePillageAndBurn The Sack of Rome.]]
*** ''Winged Hussars'' "Winged Hussars" is a subversion. The Siege of Vienna is looking like this... '''[[BigDamnHeroes AND THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED]]!''' Ditto "Hill 3234" and "Rorke's Drift", both of which were cases where the underdogs won.



** "The Price of A Mile", also a catchy, badass, upbeat song about the soldiers dying pointless deaths at Passchendaele.

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** "The Price of A a Mile", also a catchy, badass, upbeat song about the soldiers dying pointless deaths at Passchendaele.



* '''RatedMForManly''': 90% of their songs are about war and conflict, after all.

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* '''RatedMForManly''': RatedMForManly: 90% of their songs are about war and conflict, after all.



*** ''The Lion From The North'', which is entirely about King Gustavus II Adolphus, the man who kicked basically all of Europe's ass for a few years.

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*** ''The "The Lion From The North'', North", which is entirely about King Gustavus II Adolphus, the man who kicked basically all of Europe's ass for a few years.



* SayYourPrayers: Subverted in ''The Caroleans' Prayer''. The bridge is The Lord's Prayer in Swedish, but it's triumphant instead of resigned.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: A running theme in Sabaton songs. ''Hearts of Iron'' for example has Germans deciding to ignore their orders to save civilians.

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* SayYourPrayers: Subverted in ''The "The Caroleans' Prayer''.Prayer". The bridge is The Lord's Prayer in Swedish, but it's triumphant instead of resigned.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: A running theme in Sabaton songs. ''Hearts "Hearts of Iron'' Iron", for example example, has Germans deciding to ignore their orders to save civilians.



* SemperFi: Their cover of ''Camouflage'' is about a pair of Marines, title drops this trope in the lyrics, and the eponymous Camouflage takes it seriously enough that he plays MysteriousProtector to the song's protagonist [[spoiler: despite having died the night before.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Mentioned in ''To Hell and Back'' and shown in full extent in the music video for ''To Hell and Back'', which focuses on a PTSD-ridden war vet (implied to be Audie Murphy himself) clashing with the memories of the horror of war. TruthInTelevision, as Audie Murphy had severe PTSD and helped to raise awareness for the disease.

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* SemperFi: Their cover of ''Camouflage'' "Camouflage" is about a pair of Marines, title drops this trope in the lyrics, and the eponymous Camouflage takes it seriously enough that he plays MysteriousProtector to the song's protagonist [[spoiler: despite having died the night before.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Mentioned in ''To "To Hell and Back'' Back" and shown in full extent in the song's music video for ''To Hell and Back'', video, which focuses on a PTSD-ridden war vet (implied to be Audie Murphy himself) clashing with the memories of the horror of war. TruthInTelevision, as Audie Murphy had severe PTSD and helped to raise awareness for the disease.



** ''Sparta'' has quote a few to ''Film/ThreeHundred'', including the Spartan's "OOH AAH!" chant.
** ''The Last Battle'' has "From the home of the brave, from the land of the free", a reference to the final line of the American national anthem.
** ''Firestorm'' has a small reference to another metal band:

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** ''Sparta'' "Sparta" has quote quite a few to ''Film/ThreeHundred'', including the Spartan's "OOH AAH!" chant.
** ''The "The Last Battle'' Battle" has "From the home of the brave, from the land of the free", a reference to the final line of the American national anthem.
** ''Firestorm'' "Firestorm" has a small reference to another metal band:



* ShownTheirWork: Besides the accuracy (and sheer obscurity) of their songs (such as ''Far from the Fame'''s Karel Janoušek, ''who didn't have an English Wikipedia page before the single came out''), there's a particular example in ''To Hell and Back'': The song's chorus and a whole verse are lifted ''almost entirely'' from [[http://www.audiemurphy.com/poems.htm one of Murphy's poems]].

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* ShownTheirWork: Besides the accuracy (and sheer obscurity) of their songs (such as ''Far "Far from the Fame'''s Fame"'s Karel Janoušek, ''who didn't have an English Wikipedia page before the single came out''), there's a particular example in ''To "To Hell and Back'': Back": The song's chorus and a whole verse are lifted ''almost entirely'' from [[http://www.audiemurphy.com/poems.htm one of Murphy's poems]].



** ''Ruina Imperii'', covering the Carolean Death March and the fall of the Swedish empire.
** ''White Death'': the Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä in the Winter War.
** ''Talvisota'', literally the Winter War; fought during one of the century's coldest winters, use of snow camouflage by Finnish ski troops, resulted in defeat of superior numbers of Soviet troops unprepared for winter conditions.

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** ''Ruina Imperii'', "Ruina Imperii", covering the Carolean Death March and the fall of the Swedish empire.
** ''White Death'': "White Death": the Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä in the Winter War.
** ''Talvisota'', "Talvisota", literally the Winter War; fought during one of the century's coldest winters, use of snow camouflage by Finnish ski troops, resulted in defeat of superior numbers of Soviet troops unprepared for winter conditions.



** ''Heroes'' features "Man Of War", fittingly for a giant tribute to Manowar, has lyrics entirely composed by names of Manowar songs.

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** ''Heroes'' features "Man Of War", fittingly for a giant tribute to Manowar, Music/{{Manowar}}, has lyrics entirely composed by names of Manowar songs.



** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFO0Xo9TZ54 Screaming Eagles]]'' from the ''Coat of Arms'' album is about the 101st Airborne and 10th Armored Divisions' defence of besieged Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
** ''The Lost Battalion'' from ''The Last Stand'' is about the "Lost Battalion", nine companies of the United States 77th Division, roughly 554 men, isolated by German forces during World War I after an American attack in the Argonne Forest in October 1918.
* UnfriendlyFire: "Long Live the King" mentions the mystery of the death of King Charles XII at the Siege of Fredriksten: two of three investigations into his death suggested he was murdered by his own men, the other concluded he was hit by an enemy sharpshooter.

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** ''[[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFO0Xo9TZ54 Screaming Eagles]]'' Eagles]]" from the ''Coat of Arms'' album is about the 101st Airborne and 10th Armored Divisions' defence of besieged Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
** ''The "The Lost Battalion'' Battalion" from ''The Last Stand'' is about the "Lost Battalion", nine companies of the United States 77th Division, roughly 554 men, isolated by German forces during World War I after an American attack in the Argonne Forest in October 1918.
* UnfriendlyFire: "Long Live the King" mentions the mystery of the death of King Charles XII at the Siege of Fredriksten: two of three investigations into his death suggested he was murdered by his own men, while the other concluded he was hit by an enemy sharpshooter.



** [[OverlyLongGag ''Primo Victoria: Re-Armed'', ''Attero Dominatus: Re-Armed'', ''Metalizer: Re-Armed'', ''The Art of War: Re-Armed'']]. Yes, their first ''FOUR'' albums were re-released with cleaner vocals and music.

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** [[OverlyLongGag ''Primo Victoria: Re-Armed'', ''Attero Dominatus: Re-Armed'', ''Metalizer: Re-Armed'', ''The ''[[OverlyLongGag The Art of War: Re-Armed'']].Re-Armed]]''. Yes, their first ''FOUR'' albums were re-released with cleaner vocals and music.



** More like "Antagonist Song" as the album doesn't paint them as villains: ''Carolus Rex'' is mostly told from the perspective of the Swedish Empire and its kings, with the [[PerspectiveFlip a notable exception]] in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Kl8LXA5ZM Poltava]]'', whose bridges are sung from the perspective of the Russian troops and their Tsar gloating about how they trounced the Swedish Troops at [[TitleDrop Poltava]].

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** More like "Antagonist Song" Song", as the album doesn't paint them as villains: ''Carolus Rex'' is mostly told from the perspective of the Swedish Empire and its kings, with the [[PerspectiveFlip a notable exception]] in ''[[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Kl8LXA5ZM Poltava]]'', Poltava]]", whose bridges are sung from the perspective of the Russian troops and their Tsar gloating about how they trounced the Swedish Troops at [[TitleDrop Poltava]].



** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlsRsRo1PI4 Shadows]]'' is also one for the [[LordOfTheRings Ringwraiths]].
** ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pV8jH9L5BA Birds of War]]'' is definitely ''not'' about good guys.
** ''We Burn'' is sung from the viewpoint of the perpetrators of the Yugoslavian genocide, and in first person to boot. Overlaps with TheVillainSucksSong, as the singer's CardCarryingVillain attitude drives home how vile their actions were.

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** ''[[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlsRsRo1PI4 Shadows]]'' Shadows]]" is also one for the [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Ringwraiths]].
** ''[[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pV8jH9L5BA Birds of War]]'' War]]" is definitely ''not'' about good guys.
** ''We Burn'' "We Burn" is sung from the viewpoint of the perpetrators of the Yugoslavian genocide, and in first person to boot. Overlaps with TheVillainSucksSong, as the singer's CardCarryingVillain attitude drives home how vile their actions were.



** ''In The Name of God'' is one big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to terrorists. Or religious fanatics in general.
** ''We Burn'', regarding the Yugoslavian genocide, although it's written in first person from the villain`s side.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ0aqF_-nJQ Reign of Terror]]'' is about Saddam Hussein and his regime.
** The English version of ''A Lifetime of War'' is about how both sides of the Thirty Years War only used the lives of their soldiers for their own gain.

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** ''In "In The Name of God'' God" is one big TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to terrorists. Or religious fanatics in general.
** ''We Burn'', "We Burn", regarding the Yugoslavian genocide, although it's written in first person from the villain`s side.
** ''[[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ0aqF_-nJQ Reign of Terror]]'' Terror]]" is about Saddam Hussein and his regime.
** The English version of ''A "A Lifetime of War'' War" is about how both sides of the Thirty Years War only used the lives of their soldiers for their own gain.



* VillainProtagonist: ''Birds of War''
-->''[[FallenHero Once blessed by the Light]]''\\

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* VillainProtagonist: ''Birds VillainProtagonist:
** "Birds
of War''
-->''[[FallenHero
War"
--->''[[FallenHero
Once blessed by the Light]]''\\



** The Swedes are this in the Swedish version of ''[[RapePillageAndBurn 1648]]''

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** The Swedes are this in the Swedish version of ''[[RapePillageAndBurn 1648]]''"[[RapePillageAndBurn 1648]]".



** ''The Last Stand'' glorifies various forces that faced Last Stands.

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** ''The Last Stand'' glorifies various forces that faced Last Stands.{{Last Stand}}s.
19th Aug '17 5:47:41 PM Flameal15k
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*** The first three singles released were ''The Lost Battalion'', ''Blood of Bannockburn'' and "Shiroyama''. "The Lost Battalion" is about the titular battalion fighting for a week with no reinforcements in World War I; "Blood of Bannockburn" is about the Battle of Bannockburn, where the Scots managed to hold off (and ''win'') against the numerically superior English forces; "Shiroyama" is about the Battle of Shiroyama, where 350-500 {{samurai}} were outnumbered 60 to 1 against the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese army]].
*** The opening track, "Sparta", is about the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans led other Greek soldiers in a successful holding action against a vastly larger Persian army. They all died, but they achieved their objective.
*** "Last Dying Breath" is about the doomed defense of Belgrade by the Serbian Army against Austria-Hungary.
*** "Winged Hussars" is a subversion. The Siege of Vienna is looking like this... '''[[BigDamnHeroes AND THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED]]!''' Ditto "Hill 3234" and "Rorke's Drift", both of which were cases where the underdogs won.

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*** The first three singles released were ''The Lost Battalion'', ''Blood of Bannockburn'' and "Shiroyama''. "The and''Shiroyama''.''The Lost Battalion" Battalion'' is about the titular battalion fighting for a week with no reinforcements in World War I; "Blood ''Blood of Bannockburn" Bannockburn'' is about the Battle of Bannockburn, where the Scots managed to hold off (and ''win'') against the numerically superior English forces; "Shiroyama" ''Shiroyama'' is about the Battle of Shiroyama, where 350-500 {{samurai}} were outnumbered 60 to 1 against the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese army]].
*** The opening track, "Sparta", ''Sparta'', is about the Battle of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans led other Greek soldiers in a successful holding action against a vastly larger Persian army. They all died, but they achieved their objective.
*** "Last ''The Last Battle'' is about the Battle of Castle Itter, where [[EnemyMine a combination of troops from the United States, Germany, an SS Defector, and several prisoners of war]] stood against the [[ThoseWackyNazis Waffen SS]] until a larger American force relieved them.
*** ''Last
Dying Breath" Breath'' is about the doomed defense of Belgrade by the Serbian Army against Austria-Hungary.
*** "Winged Hussars" The titular track, ''The Last Stand'', is about the Stand of the Swiss Guard, where 189 Swiss Guardsmen fought to allow the Pope to escape [[RapePillageAndBurn The Sack of Rome.]]
*** ''Winged Hussars''
is a subversion. The Siege of Vienna is looking like this... '''[[BigDamnHeroes AND THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED]]!''' Ditto "Hill 3234" and "Rorke's Drift", both of which were cases where the underdogs won.
18th Aug '17 9:24:28 PM Edgecrusher666
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** TheHero: Par

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** TheHero: TheLeader: Par
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