World War Live-Battle of the Baltic Sea
retraces one of Sabaton's new battles won in the world of metal. Still,
why a live album now? This is a band that is touring extensively at the moment,
so they have plenty of material to release, but again...
What was so special about this tour? Now, if you're an afficionado of the band,
you should know they also are singing sailors, thus following a new trend. The
Battle of the Baltic Sea immortalizes their show aboard the Silja Galaxy
Baltic Sea ferry in 2010, also called "Sabatoncruise". The experience is to be
reconducted this year.
It is true that Sabaton is a band to absolutely see live, not only for
the visual show, that is worth the trip for sure. Their sound is truly something
for itself, the compositions also easily caught my attention when they released
Primo Victoria, though I'm usually rather hermetic to power metal.
The material I had access to is well delivered, very entertaining, a nice memory
for the ones who attended the show and interesting as a document for the band,
but I don't necessary need this. I'm still compelled by the sextet but sometimes
I fear I have come to wondering if Sabaton might not be plagiating
Maybe this is the price to pay when a band is special: they will stick out
anyway and sound just like themselves.
World War Live-Battle of the Baltic Sea is now out with two extra
features: a bonus CD (12 live tracks) and a bonus live DVD!