Swedish war machine Sabaton's latest masterpiece The Last Stand, which will be unleashed to the masses in August 2016 via the world's most powerful heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records, is simply a perfect addition to the band's daunting discography, one that already contains some of the most heroic heavy metal known to man.
"'The Last Stand' contains all the elements that our fans could ask for,ˮ explains the band's main composer and singer Joakim Brodén. "The new record tells a victorious tale of Sabaton in 2016, and even further. Lots of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can be heard on these new tunes...At the same time, our legions of diehard fans will be pleased to observe some echoes from our older works: such as relentless heavy metal of 'Primo Victoria' (2005), catchy flavours of 'The Art Of War' (2008) and deep epicness of 'Carolux Rex' (2012). 'The Last Stand' contains all of these elements – and lots more!ˮ
If the previous record, straightforward heavy metal assault Heroes, showed the unstoppable power of Sabaton's eloquent line-up, huge-sounding The Last Stand conquers whole new kingdoms. The band's apparent sixth member, Hypocrisy/Pain mastermind and renowned producer Peter Tägtgren grasped everything out of Brodén, Sundström, drummer Hannes Van Dahl and guitarists Thobbe Englund and Chris Rörland. The result? Innovative guitar solos and razorsharp riffs, pounding drum patters, catchier than catchy choruses and haunting melodies – and the list goes on... Well, let's put it this way: if Sabaton used to sound intense, bombastic and invincible, this time they sound absurdly intense, bombastic and invincible.