Sabaton may be an unfamiliar name to non-metalheads, but they wont be for long. Other than veterans Iron Maiden, they are the biggest heavy metal band in Europe. Their last album, The Great War, reached No 1 in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland and No 11 in the UK – very respectable for a heavy metal band.
What type of music is Sabaton?
Manowar was considered us power metal, despite not being very similar to what all other us power metal sounded like. If you listen to Into Glory Ride, its way closer to doom.
The first Viking Metal band are the genres forefathers, Manowar were the first idolizing, rely heavily the ancient Norsemen and mystic Nordic tales in songs like Blood Of My Enemies, Sign Of The Hammer, Gates of Valhalla and Thor (The Powerhead)(1983-1984). Among the first metal bands to record with an orchestra.
Does sabaton use backing tracks?
I custom make the backing tracks, actually, depending on if we want to change the tempo or key live, or if we want to put breaks in it. I edit that part, and basically our drummer plays to a click track.
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