Ever the Southern Gentleman
Could we just agree that CS is meant to be from the point of view of Israel and therefore making clearer lines in the morally grey conflict? Just like with Afraid to Shoot Strangers, for example?
the upbeat, party-atmosphere of Primo Victoria
Hitler goosesteps his way into their hearts
reaching nearly 4 ½ octaves over the course of the tune
a nice reminder that Europeans deserve land because they say so
AD is certainly the better, more consistent album, but the great tracks on PV are better than the great AD tracks.I finally got around to giving these albums a listen. Panzer Battalion, Into the Fire, and Purple Heart stand out as initial favorites on the first album. The second album is much more consistent in quality, but I'm finding it more difficult to pick out my favorites. Right now I'll go with the title track and Rise of Evil.
This is 100% true, and I do miss the longer songs, but I think the overall quality has come up with Sabaton albums. These earlier albums are surprisingly patchy with lots of peaks and valleys in terms of quality. I feel like the last three albums are stronger throughout than these first couple records. If the trade off is better songs but shorter lengths, I'll take it. I don't listen to Sabaton for epics.These two albums show a style of the band that they unfortunately lost with their last few efforts: lengthier tracks. They reached their peak, in my opinion, with Art of War through Carolus Rex (an album which seems beloved by all but one which I hold lower than others because I prefer my Sabaton singing about guns), with their last few albums being more direct and punchy. This isn't necessarily a negative thing, as some of their best tracks (e.g. Night Witches, Soldier of 3 Armies, The Last Battle, Winged Hussars) are featured, but I feel the band has lost a bit of the magic of their earlier days.