Sabaton - Coat Of Arms


8.2 | 328 votes |
Release date: 21 May 2010
Style: Power metal

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01. Coat Of Arms
02. Midway
03. Uprising
04. Screaming Eagles
05. The Final Solution
06. Aces In Exile
07. Saboteurs
08. Wehrmacht
09. White Death
10. Metal Ripper
11. Coat Of Arms [instrumental version] [Limited edition bonus]
12. Metal Ripper [instrumental version] [Limited edition bonus]

Guest review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
9.5
Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Sabaton's fifth foray into the grandiose and keyboard-laden military metal they so brilliantly pioneered with Primo Victoria is without a doubt the high point of their career thus far. Despite somewhat mixed reviews, this album definitely deserves a 10; it already ranks among my favorites.


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published 19.12.2010 | Comments (18)

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27.12.2009 - 17:46
Rating: 8
FeskarN
The sample sounds like pretty similair to the "The Art Of War" album, with the keyboards atleast.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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27.12.2009 - 17:53
Rating: 8
Warman
Erotic Stains
It sure does.
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27.12.2009 - 18:15
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
But it is beautiful melody
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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12.03.2010 - 19:10
Rating: 9
Andreas
Why "but"? The Art Of War was really nice, no wonder it's a nice melody
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19.03.2010 - 15:33
Rating: 9
puck
Absolutely perfect cover. I hope this sign will be on World War Tour T-shirts
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19.03.2010 - 20:52
Rating: 5
ruffio
Yep, sounds a lot like art of war. The keyboard melody is nice and everything, but im unimpressed by how low the guitars sound in the mix. The keyboard and choirs seem to be dominating everything but the drums.
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21.03.2010 - 14:54
Baz Anderson
Aha. I got this album today. Will have a listen and post an opinion in time.

EDIT.. Ok. After one listen I must say it is so many levels below the last album to the point where it is almost disappointing.
It has some moments... maybe it is a grower. I'll give it time...
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10.04.2010 - 17:42
Rating: 9
puck
Written by Baz Anderson on 21.03.2010 at 14:54

Aha. I got this album today. Will have a listen and post an opinion in time.

EDIT.. Ok. After one listen I must say it is so many levels below the last album to the point where it is almost disappointing.
It has some moments... maybe it is a grower. I'll give it time...

Are you sure you bought this album ? You know... Release Date: 21st May 2010
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10.04.2010 - 17:44
Baz Anderson
Written by puck on 10.04.2010 at 17:42

Written by Baz Anderson on 21.03.2010 at 14:54

Aha. I got this album today. Will have a listen and post an opinion in time.

EDIT.. Ok. After one listen I must say it is so many levels below the last album to the point where it is almost disappointing.
It has some moments... maybe it is a grower. I'll give it time...

Are you sure you bought this album ? You know... Release Date: 21st May 2010

No, I didn't buy it. I got it early through the label to review.
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11.04.2010 - 19:08
Rating: 9
puck
Written by Baz Anderson on 10.04.2010 at 17:44

Written by puck on 10.04.2010 at 17:42

Written by Baz Anderson on 21.03.2010 at 14:54

Aha. I got this album today. Will have a listen and post an opinion in time.

EDIT.. Ok. After one listen I must say it is so many levels below the last album to the point where it is almost disappointing.
It has some moments... maybe it is a grower. I'll give it time...

Are you sure you bought this album ? You know... Release Date: 21st May 2010

No, I didn't buy it. I got it early through the label to review.


Oh... OK thanks for explanation
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18.04.2010 - 13:03
Rating: 8
FeskarN
So the album has leaked now. What a suprise.
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28.04.2010 - 20:15
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
So i pirated it today and my first thoughts are only...WOW!!! Awesome!

edit: best song - The Final Solution
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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29.04.2010 - 22:28
Rating: 9
puck
Written by Ellrohir on 28.04.2010 at 20:15

So i pirated it today and my first thoughts are only...WOW!!! Awesome!

edit: best song - The Final Solution

Indeed. I like every song on it. I'm just amazed. I'll buy it for sure when it's released.
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29.04.2010 - 23:58
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I plan it too...together with Art Of War but where i just get the money for all that?

edit: also Screaming Eagles are kicking the ass...i would say more how Panzer Division
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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04.05.2010 - 15:40
Thor26
Neehhh...Sorry, but for me the material isn't that good. Way below the "Art Of War"!
The title track is probably the best one, brearing true Sabaton signature. "Screaming Eagles" and "Aces In Exile" (here the vocal line is quite kind of a rip-off from other tracks) too. "White Death" is my favourite.
"Midway" is quite weird.
"The Final Solution" carries some good key-board sound and composition variation. Sounds good, but quite cheesy. Slow too.
"Wehrmacht" is weird too. Starts well though; key-board tones á lá Rammstein kind of... Other then that the track is quite jerky/abrupt; the "what about the men executing orders" line quite enerving.

All in all an average album. I expected much more.
Feels as if they tried too hard to enhance the lyrics in the detriment of the music.
Just my take on it.
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With Odin on our side!
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17.05.2010 - 08:47
Rating: 5
ruffio
I'm on my second listen and it's starting to grow on me a little, But the whole album kind of has a recycled feel to it. Even the lyrics are recycled. A good example is the song The Final Solution.

Dreams fade away and hope turns to dust - Final Solution
Dreams of freedom turn to dust - Cliffs of Gallipoli

Nation in despair- Final Solution
A nation in despair- Rise of Evil

I also have to mention that their use of keys and choirs is starting to become excessive...
The Art of War was a decent balance.
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23.05.2010 - 14:51
Rating: 8
arwestromen
IMO this album is better than Art of War
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Don't fuck with sweden
We gave you IKEA
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28.07.2010 - 04:16
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Cheesy. Epic. METAL, DUDES!
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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24.08.2010 - 05:15
Rating: 10
warrior_of_ice
These guys sure have an admiration for Polish history.
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11.02.2014 - 20:13
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeamer
One of their best alongside with Primo Victoria.
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