History Music / Sabaton

16th Jul '17 12:00:39 PM nombretomado
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** They constantly use German throughout most WW2 themed songs, although mostly basic terms everyone knows like "Panzer" (using the entire word "Panzerkampfwagen" in "Screaming Eagles"), and proper nouns like "Wehrmacht" (there is a whole track entitled "Wehrmacht" on the ''Coat of Arms'' album. No prizes for guessing what it's about). In "The Rise of Evil", which themes Hitler's uprising to power and the development of Nazi Germany, they use words like 'Anschluss' (the annexation of Austria), and 'Lebensraum' (the initial, official motivation for the war). There is also a cover song of Music/{{Warlock}}'s "Für Immer", which apart from a part of the chorus that's in English and Spanish, is entirely in German.

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** They constantly use German throughout most WW2 [=WW2=] themed songs, although mostly basic terms everyone knows like "Panzer" (using the entire word "Panzerkampfwagen" in "Screaming Eagles"), and proper nouns like "Wehrmacht" (there is a whole track entitled "Wehrmacht" on the ''Coat of Arms'' album. No prizes for guessing what it's about). In "The Rise of Evil", which themes Hitler's uprising to power and the development of Nazi Germany, they use words like 'Anschluss' (the annexation of Austria), and 'Lebensraum' (the initial, official motivation for the war). There is also a cover song of Music/{{Warlock}}'s "Für Immer", which apart from a part of the chorus that's in English and Spanish, is entirely in German.



** 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 [=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!").
9th Jul '17 8:49:58 AM nombretomado
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** A majority of their songs about WorldWarTwo are about lionizing the heroes of various nations.

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** A majority of their songs about WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII are about lionizing the heroes of various nations.
4th Jul '17 4:14:36 PM StarSword
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Sabaton ''really'' hates the Nazis. They're the only group the band consistently paints as unambiguously villainous.
4th Jul '17 4:12:18 PM StarSword
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[[caption-width-right:350:The post-''Carolus Rex'' lineup.]]
4th Jul '17 12:54:04 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* MysteriousProtector: The titular character in "Camouflage", who saves a young marine in Vietnam. [[spoiler:he had died the night before the song happened with his last wish being "to save a young marine".]]

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* MysteriousProtector: The titular character in "Camouflage", who saves a young marine in Vietnam. [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:Despite having had died the night before the song happened with his last wish being "to save a young marine".]]
4th Jul '17 12:50:23 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* MysteriousProtector: The titular character in "Camouflage", who saves a young marine in Vietnam. [[spoiler:he had died the night before the song happened with his last wish being "to save a young marine".]]
4th Jul '17 12:38:06 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** ''The Last Stand'': "Camouflage" by Music/StanRidgway, "All Guns Blazing" by Judas Priest, "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" by Music/IronMaiden, and "Burn in Hell" by Twisted Sister

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** ''The Last Stand'': "Camouflage" by Music/StanRidgway, "All Guns Blazing" by Judas Priest, Music/JudasPriest, "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" by Music/IronMaiden, and "Burn in Hell" by Twisted SisterMusic/TwistedSister
4th Jul '17 11:35:34 AM StarSword
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* SubliminalSeduction: Parodied in ''7734'' with numerology and backwards lyrics so obvious a child could get them. For one, ''7734'' itself - type it on a calculator and hold the calculator upside down, you get "hELL". Then there's this: "the last two united and two became one" (3+4=7, so 777) "one hundred eleven / they perished in flame" (777-111=666), and also the line "Do Glatem Live", which backwards is "Evil Metal God."

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* StartMyOwn: Most of the original six-piece band left to form the HorribleHistoryMetal band Music/CivilWar in 2012 due to burnout from Sabaton's intense touring schedule (to give you an idea, for the ''Heroes'' tour they did 150 shows on several continents in six months, and even Joakim admitted it was "fucking hard"). They're still friends, though Joakim admits things were tense for a little while.
* SubliminalSeduction: Parodied in ''7734'' "7734" with numerology and backwards lyrics so obvious a child could get them. For one, ''7734'' itself - type it on a calculator and hold the calculator upside down, you get "hELL". Then there's this: "the last two united and two became one" (3+4=7, so 777) "one hundred eleven / they perished in flame" (777-111=666), and also the line "Do Glatem Live", which backwards is "Evil Metal God."
2nd Jul '17 12:04:15 PM StarSword
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* AFatherToHisMen:
** King Charles XII is painted this way in some of the later songs in ''Carolus Rex''.
** Also mentioned in the Sun Tzu quote in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-DAbDUoVF8 "Union (Slopes of St. Benedict)"]].
--->''"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death."''


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* AsTheGoodBookSays: The refrain of "Counterstrike" compares the Israeli performance in the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar to the creation myth in the Literature/BookOfGenesis: "Six days of fire / One day of rest"


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* AFatherToHisMen:
** King Charles XII is painted this way in some of the later songs in ''Carolus Rex''.
** Also mentioned in the Sun Tzu quote in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-DAbDUoVF8 "Union (Slopes of St. Benedict)"]].
--->''"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death."''


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* TheWarOnTerror: "Panzer Battalion" is about the American invasion of Iraq. "In the Name of God" is a TakeThat to religiously motivated terrorism.
1st Jul '17 3:46:25 PM Dravencour
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** ''Carolus Rex'': "Twilight of the Thunder God" by Music/AmonAmarth, "In the Army Now" by Music/BollandAndBolland, and "Feuer frei!" by Music/{{Rammstein}}

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** ''Carolus Rex'': "Twilight of the Thunder God" by Music/AmonAmarth, "In the Army Now" by Music/BollandAndBolland, Music/BollandAndBolland and Music/StatusQuo, and "Feuer frei!" Frei!" by Music/{{Rammstein}}
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