Battering Ram (Saxon album)

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Battering Ram
Saxon Battering Ram.jpg
Studio album by
Released16 October 2015
RecordedJanuary—March 2015
GenreHeavy metal
Length46:30
LabelUDR Music
ProducerAndy Sneap
Saxon chronology
Sacrifice
(2013)
Battering Ram
(2015)
Let Me Feel Your Power
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Blabbermouth.net8/10 stars[1]
Metal-hammer.de6/7 stars[2]
About.com3.5/5 stars [3]
Stormbringer.at 4.0/5.0 stars[4]

Battering Ram is the twenty-first studio album by British heavy metal band Saxon, which was released on 16 October 2015.[5][6]

Background[edit]

Saxon frontman Biff Byford stated that the band worked on a new album in January, February and March 2015.[7] On 1 August, the band announced 16 October as the release date of Battering Ram and also premiered the official video of the title track worldwide.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Saxon, all lyrics written by Biff Byford.

No.TitleLength
1."Battering Ram"4:56
2."The Devil's Footprint"4:08
3."Queen of Hearts"5:08
4."Destroyer"3:21
5."Hard and Fast"4:45
6."Eye of the Storm"3:54
7."Stand Your Ground"4:15
8."Top of the World"4:00
9."To the End"5:50
10."Kingdom of the Cross"6:08
Total length:46:30
Deluxe edition
No.TitleLength
11."Three Sheets to the Wind (The Drinking Song)"3:53
Total length:50:24

Personnel[edit]

Saxon
Additional musicians
  • David Bower – vocals
Production
  • Andy Sneap – production
  • Paul Raymond Gregory – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 34
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 59
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 78
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 66
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 12
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 67
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 50

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battering Ram - SAXON". 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Review: Saxon - Battering Ram".
  3. ^ "Saxon - Battering Ram Review".
  4. ^ Patsch, Thomas. "SAXON - Battering Ram - Review bei Stormbringer".
  5. ^ "SAXON To Release 21st Studio Album 'Battering Ram' On October 16th, Official Video For Title Track Released". Metal Shock Finland. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ "SAXON Release Official "Battering Ram" Music Video; New Album Details Revealed". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  7. ^ "SAXON To Begin Recording New Album In January". Blabbermouth.Net. 17 November 2014.
  8. ^ "SAXON - Battering Ram official Video". SAXON, Official Website. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Saxon – Battering Ram" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Saxon – Battering Ram" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Saxon – Battering Ram" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Saxon – Battering Ram". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Saxon – Battering Ram". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Saxon – Battering Ram". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Saxon – Battering Ram". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 October 2015.