General of the Dark Army
Going on tour supported by Franz Ferdinand?
So you are hearing some Sabaton in Sabaton's music?I detect some influence from "Carolus Rex", "Attero Dominatus", and Primo Victoria, but instead of smacking me across the face with it like "Red Baron" did, this time it feels subdued and attempts something new. I think this song is the most inventive thing Sabaton have written in a while. I love that chorus, it's awesome. "Red Baron" and "Fields Of Verdun" have grown on me a lot, and I think that this album may end up being better than its two predecessors if the rest of the songs can at least match "Baron", the weakest of the three.
So, Joakim is saying if you discovered Primo Victoria first, you won't like Heroes? Does he really think their sound has changed that much over the years? I also thought I read somewhere else that he thinks Sabaton is completely original and no one else sounds like them.On maintaining SABATON's core sound while trying new things:
Joakim: "I agree with you, but here's the thing: That core sound, that core sound is very different for everybody. Some people discovered us with 'Primo Victoria' , some people came a little later with 'The Art Of War' , or 'Heroes'  or 'The Last Stand'  so everybody has a different opinion on the SABATON core sound. Everybody likes the album or the era when they discovered the band in general. It doesn't matter; it's not just SABATON. If you liked 'Kill 'Em All' or 'Ride The Lightning' by METALLICA, you're not going to like 'Load' or 'Reload'."