Attero Dominatus

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Attero Dominatus
Studio album by Sabaton
Released July 28, 2006
Recorded Abyss Studios, Sweden
Genre Power metal
Length 40:57
Label Black Lodge Records
Producer Tommy Tägtgren
Sabaton chronology
Primo Victoria
(2005)
Attero Dominatus
(2006)
Metalizer
(2007)
Re-Armed edition
Front cover of the 2010 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Cosmos Gaming [1]

Attero Dominatus is the third album by Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton, as well as the first to feature keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr.

The Latin name is intended to mean 'Destroy Tyranny' (lit. 'Wear down absolute authority'). However it is syntactically incorrect. The imperative verb conjugation should be used in conjunction with the accusative noun form to accurately translate to the command- thus, Attere Dominatum, or Atterete if it is addressed to more than one person.

As with the Primo Victoria album, the lyrics on Attero Dominatus deals with different war subjects. "Nuclear Attack" deals with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, "Rise of Evil" with the rise of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler. The song "Back in Control" deals with the Falklands War. "In the Name of God" takes on the situation in the middle-east by tackling suicide bombers and everyone who kills innocent people in the name of god.

A video was shot for the titletrack in Umeå, Sweden done by Nocturnal Rites' drummer Owe Lingvall.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Theme Length
1. "Attero Dominatus"   Brodén, Sundström Brodén About the Battle of Berlin from the Soviet perspective 3:43
2. "Nuclear Attack"   Brodén Brodén About Hiroshima and Nagasaki 4:09
3. "Rise Of Evil"   Brodén Brodén About the events surrounding the creation of the Third Reich and the events leading to World War II, from the Nazis' perspective 8:19
4. "In The Name Of God"   Brodén Brodén About organizations like Hamas, al-Qaeda and the Taliban, from the perspective of those opposed to their actions 4:06
5. "We Burn"   Sundström Brodén About crimes in Yugoslav Wars from the perpetrators' perspective 2:55
6. "Angels Calling"   Brodén Brodén About World War I 5:57
7. "Back In Control"   Brodén, Sundström Brodén About the Falklands War from the British perspective 3:14
8. "Light In The Black"   Brodén, Sundström Brodén About peacekeeping forces, such as that of the UN 4:52
9. "Metal Crüe"   Brodén Brodén About heavy metal, it is built up entirely by famous band names such as Kiss, Gamma Ray, Queen, In Flames, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept, Venom, Unleashed, Slayer, Motörhead, Rush, Guns N' Roses etc 3:42
Total length:
40:57

Album line-up[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Europe 2007
United States 29 January 2008[2]

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