Awesome: Sabaton


  • During Woodstock 2012, which was held in Poland, the band played 40:1 while covering a good part of the crowd under a giant Polish flag. Even better? After the song was over, the whole crowd, with no prompting, sang the Polish national anthem. Manly Tears were shed.
  • From their 2011 USA tour, a 101st airborne veteran wanted to hear them play "Screaming Eagles." So they did.
  • While it would be easy to say 'all of their songs', special mention needs to go out to Ghost Division, Panzerkampf, and Coat of Arms, for being essentially Crowning Music of Awesome about Crowning Moments of Awesome.
  • The ending of Long Live The King. After a terrific chorus and absolutely epic solo, Joakim delivers the Badass Boast to end all boasts before the final chorus.
    For their honor!
    For their glory!
    For the men who fought and bled!
    A soldier from Sweden remembers the dead!
  • The entirety of In the Name of God. The righteous fury has to be heard to be appreciated.
    • To whit, it's chewing out terrorists for their cowardly tactics and threatenening to destroy all they hold dear in revenge.
      Captured in all your lies, fear is in your eyes!
      Creature who's gone insane, your war is in vain!
      Trapped in a cage of stone, we'll destroy your home!
      Consequence of your actions!
  • There were originally three Sabaton songs that are about a specific person. Two (Lion from the North and Carolus Rex) are about Swedish kings. The third, White Death, is about some Finnish woodsman.
    You're in the snipers sight
    the first kill tonight
    Time to die
    You're in the bullets way
    The White Death's prey
    Say goodbye!
  • There are now NINE, with six on the album Heroes.
    • The fourth is Inmate 4859, which is about Witold Pilecki.
    • The fifth is To Hell and Back, about some short soldier from Texas.
    • The sixth is The Ballad of Bull, which is about Leslie 'Bull' Allen, an Australian who was awarded the American Silver Star for rescuing 12 wounded Allied soldiers during a Japanese assault in Papua New Guinea
    • The seventh is Soldier of 3 Armies which is about Lauri Törni who fought for the Finnish Army, German Army AND The United States Army.
    • The eighth is Far from the Fame, is about Karel Janoušek, leader of Czechoslovakian Forces in the RAF, and marshal of Czechoslovakia.
    • The ninth is No Bullets Fly which is about German fighter pilot Franz Stigler who, instead of shooting down a damaged B17 after a bomb raid, escorted it out of the killzone. In doing so, he put his life on the line in three different ways: Being shot down by friendly fire, by the gunners of the B17 and being court martialed for treason.
  • Aces In Exile celebrates the foreign pilots who fought the Axis in the Battle Of Britain. Notably, the chorus changes 2 lines each time to remember a different nation. Sadly, they only have enough time to commemorate three nations:
    Fighter pilots in exile, fly over foreign land
    Let their story be heard, tell of 303rd
    Fighter pilots from Poland in the battle of Britain
    Guarding the skies of the isle

    Fighter pilots in exile, fly over foreign land
    Tell their story again, tell of 310
    Men from Czechoslovakia in the battle of Britain
    Guarding the skies of the isle

    Fighter pilots in exile, fly over foreign land
    When the battle is won, tell of 401
    Fighter pilots from Canada in the battle of Britain
    Guarding the skies of the isle

  • The spoken bridge in Killing Ground
    See the Caroleans standing tall;
    Enemies fall at their feet,
    Begging for their mercy.
    See the Caroleans standing tall
    Conquer land and slaughter all!
    Enemies fall at their feet
    Victory and great defeat...

  • Joakim Brodén has described the song Smoking Snakes as "the most Sabaton song ever" and "Sabaton on steroids". It shows.
    Rise from the blood of your heroes!
    You, were the ones who refused to surrender!
    The 3, rather died than to flee!
    Know that your memory!
    Will be sung for a century!

    Sent over seas to be cast into fire'
    Fought for a purpose with pride and desire
    Blood of the brave they would give to inspire
    Cobras fumantes, your memory lives!


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