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Saxon - The Inner Sanctum

8.2 | 157 votes |
Release date: 5 March 2007
Style: Heavy metal


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01. State Of Grace
02. Need For Speed
03. Let Me Feel Your Power
04. Red Star Falling
05. I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
06. If I Was You
07. Going Nowhere Fast
08. Ashes To Ashes
09. Empire Rising
10. Atila The Hun
11. If I Was You [single version]
12. 747 (Strangers In The Night) [live] [Japanese bonus]
13. Back To The Wall [live] [Japanese bonus]
14. Stand Up And Be Counted [live] [Japanese bonus]
15. Never Surrender [live] [Japanese bonus]
16. Wheels Of Steel [live] [Japanese bonus]
17. And The Band Plays On [live] [Japanese bonus]

Peter "Biff" Byford - vocals
Doug Scarret - guitar
Paul Quinn - guitar
Nigel Glockler - drums, keyboards
Tim "Nibbs" Carter - bass

Guest musicians
Rolf Koehler - backing vocals on "Ashes To Ashes"
Olaf Senkbeil - backing vocals on "Ashes To Ashes"

Additional info
Engineered and produced by Charlie Bauerfeind.
Executive producer: Biff Byford.
Recorded and mixed at Gems Studio, Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Staff review by
Approximately three years after the release of the really good "Lionheart", Saxon, the masters (with Iron Maiden of course) of the NWOBHM scene are finally back with a new album, "The Inner Sanctum". "Lionheart" was really good and maybe that it was probably a bit hard for the band to release again something in the same vein because if "The Inner Sanctum" is a good and pleasant album, this is definitely not so exceptional too. Yeah, the new Saxon is a bit conventional if you want my opinion.

published 31.03.2007 | Comments (12)

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08.01.2011 - 01:29
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
This album is Sick! "Red Star Falling", "State of Grace" are both great ballads. "Need For Speed" and "Going Nowhere Fast" are both cool, they kinda remind me of "Wheels of Steel". "Attila The Hun" was just epic. Not only was it a great song, but I was always very interested in Attila throughout my life after reading about him in middle school, so that was just added to it.
The word gen means "illusion" or "apparition." In India, a man who uses conjury is called a genjutsushi ["a master of illusion technique"]. Everything in this world is but a marionette show. Thus we use the word gen.
25.02.2013 - 17:43
Rating: 7
Metal Addict
Pretty solid heavy metal album. The highlights for me are the blasting heavy metal number "Let Me Feel Your Power", hard rocking "I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)" and epic "Atila The Hun" (even though they mistyped his name, which is Attila).
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
06.02.2017 - 18:52
Bad English
A powerful song whit a strong msg what is actual even today
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
29.05.2018 - 06:12
Rating: 7
This is quite a gem, not bad.

The opening track, while a good song, gives the wrong impression of how the album's going to be though.
What is the difference between the man who fools you from the pulpit, and the other man who fools you from the platform?
Both of them seek to obtain power over you - To rule your mind, control your property interests or labor power.

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