Attero Dominatus

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Attero Dominatus
Studio album by Sabaton
Released July 14, 2006 (original)
September 24, 2010 (Re-Armed edition)
Recorded March - May 2006 Abyss Studios, Sweden
Genre Power metal
Length 40:57
Label Black Lodge Records (original)
Nuclear Blast (Re-Armed edition)
Producer Tommy Tägtgren
Sabaton chronology
Primo Victoria
(2005)Primo Victoria2005
Attero Dominatus
(2006)
Metalizer
(2007)Metalizer2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Cosmos Gaming [1]

Attero Dominatus is the second album by Swedish power metal band Sabaton, as well as the first to feature keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr. The album reached 16th place on the Swedish album charts, remaining in the listings for seven weeks.[2]

According to reviewer Chris Dahlberg, the Latin album title is intended to mean "destroy tyranny."[3] "Attero Dominatus," however, means "I destroy tyrannies."

A video for the title track was shot in Umeå, Sweden, by Nocturnal Rites' drummer Owe Lingvall. For the recording, the band wore camouflage gear, and singer Joakim Brodén donned a vest with metal plates, both features which came to be part of the band's regular stage gear from that point on.[4]

In 2010, the album was re-released on German label Nuclear Blast with five bonus tracks, under the title Attero Dominatus Re-Armed.[5]

Lyrics[edit]

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" is about terrorism, especially religious terrorism.[6]

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 terrorism, especially religious terrorism, from the perspective of those opposed to their actions 4:06
5. "We Burn" Sundström Brodén About crimes in the Yugoslav Wars from the perpetrators' perspective 2:55
6. "Angels Calling" Brodén Brodén About the horror of 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]

  • Joakim Brodén - Vocals
  • Rickard Sundén - Guitars
  • Oskar Montelius - Guitars
  • Pär Sundström - Bass
  • Daniel Mullback - Drums
  • Daniel Mÿhr - Keyboards
  • Christian Eriksson - Backing vocals and screams on "Metal Crüe"

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Europe 2007
United States 29 January 2008[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabaton- Attero Dominatus - Cosmos Gaming". 11 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Hung, Steffen. "swedishcharts.com - Sabaton - Attero dominatus". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-10-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.cosmosgaming.com/music/music-reviews/sabaton-attero-dominatus/
  4. ^ "Hårdrock och historia med Sabaton - Articles - www.duonoje.se". www.duonoje.se. Retrieved 2017-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Attero Dominatus - Re-Armed by SABATON - info and shop at Nuclear Blast - Nuclear Blast". www.nuclearblast.de. Retrieved 2017-10-07. 
  6. ^ "In The Name of God - Lyrics | Sabaton – Official website and headquarters". Sabaton – Official website and headquarters. Archived from the original on 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2017-11-03. 
  7. ^ "www.locomotivemusic.com". www.locomotivemusic.com.