Coat of Arms (album)

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Coat of Arms
Studio album by Sabaton
Released December 1, 2010
Recorded Abyss Studios, Sweden
Genre Speed metal, Power metal
Length 39:53
Label Nuclear Blast
Sabaton chronology
The Art of War
(2008)
Coat of Arms
(2010)
World War Live: Battle of the Baltic Sea
(2011)
Singles from Coat of Arms
  1. "Coat of Arms"
    Released: May 17, 2010
  2. "Screaming Eagles"
    Released: October 23, 2010

Coat of Arms is the fifth studio album by Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Joakim Brodén and all lyrics by Brodén and Pär Sundström (except lyrics on "Saboteurs" and "Midway" by Sundström only and lyrics on "Metal Ripper" and "Wehrmacht" by Brodén only).

No. Title Theme Length
1. "Coat of Arms"   About the Greco-Italian War during WWII 3:35
2. "Midway"   About the Battle of Midway 2:29
3. "Uprising"   About the Warsaw Uprising 4:56
4. "Screaming Eagles"   About the 101st Airborne Division and the Siege of Bastogne 4:08
5. "The Final Solution"   About the Holocaust 4:57
6. "Aces in Exile"   About foreign pilots during the Battle of Britain 4:23
7. "Saboteurs"   About the Norwegian heavy water sabotage at Vemork 3:16
8. "Wehrmacht"   About the Nazi war machine and the effects of the Third Reich on an ordinary German soldier 4:14
9. "White Death"   About Simo Häyhä, an extremely skilled Finnish sniper during the Winter War 4:10
10. "Metal Ripper"   A tribute to heavy metal as in the songs "Metal Machine" and "Metal Crüe" from previous albums, this time using lyrics and guitar riffs from heavy metal songs. It includes lyrical tributes to bands such as: AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Manowar, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, HammerFall, Dokken, Krokus, Yngwie Malmsteen, Accept, Deep Purple, Queensrÿche, Dimmu Borgir, Queen and Heaven's Gate 3:51
Digipak edition bonus tracks
  1. "Coat of Arms (Instrumental)" (3:35)
  2. "Metal Ripper (instrumental)" (3:51)
iTunes bonus track
  1. "White Death (Instrumental)" (4:10)[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Lords of Metal [2] (86/100)
Danger Dog [3] 4/5 stars
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Personnel[edit]

  • Joakim Brodén - vocals
  • Rickard Sundén - guitars
  • Oskar Montelius - guitars
  • Pär Sundström - bass
  • Daniel Mullback - drums
  • Daniel Mÿhr - keyboards

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Hungarian Albums Chart[5] 9
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 2
Polish Albums Chart[7] 9
Finnish Album Charts[8] 17
Austrian Album Charts[9] 71
Switzerland Album Charts[10] 33
German Album Charts[11] 19
Greek Album Charts[12] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Poland (ZPAV)[13] Gold 10,000*

Notes[edit]

  • Because the official translation of "40:1" song from the former album was criticised by Polish fans, a contest was set for the best translation of the "Uprising" lyrics to Polish. The winning translation was chosen as the official.[14]
  • The riff in "White Death" has been borrowed from Ankie Bagger's "Where Were You Last Night".[15]
  • The video for "Uprising" was a re-enactment of Polish resistance during World War II and contained the actor Peter Stormare as well as Polish actors Monika Buchowiec and Mateusz Damięcki.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premiärlyssning med Sabaton". Dalarnas Tidningar (in Swedish). Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Sabaton - Coat Of Arms | Review | Lords Of Metal metal E-zine - issue 103". Lordsofmetal.nl. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Music Review : Sabaton Call to Arms : Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative Rock Metal, CD Album Music Review". Dangerdog.com. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Hungarian Albums Chart". Mahasz. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Swedish Albums Chart Sverigetopplistan". Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Polish Albums Chart - OLiS". Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Finnish charts portal". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-05-21). "Sabaton - Coat Of Arms". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-10-23). "Sabaton - Coat Of Arms". greekcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  13. ^ "Polish album certifications – Sabaton – Coat of Arms" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  14. ^ (Polish)
  15. ^ "Sidan kunde inte hittas". Dalademokraten.se. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  16. ^ "SABATON - Uprising (2010) - Official Video". YouTube. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2012-02-09.