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Carolus Rex [Limited Digi] [Double CD, Limited Edition]

Sabaton Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (28 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Limited Edition
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B00705GEP8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,304 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Dominium Maris Baltici
2. Lejonet Från Norden
3. Gott Mit Uns
4. En Livstid I Krig
5. 1648
6. Karolinens Bön
7. Carolus Rex
8. Ett Slag Färgat Rött
9. Poltava
10. Konungens Likfärd
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Disc: 2
1. Dominium Maris Baltici
2. Lejonet Från Norden
3. Gott Mit Uns
4. En Livstid I Krig
5. 1648
6. Karolinens Bön
7. Carolus Rex
8. Ett Slag Färgat Rött
9. Poltava
10. Konungens Likfärd
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carolus Rex - Sabaton's best album 30 July 2012
Format:MP3 Download
I have bought most of Sabaton's albums since I discovered the band last year, and I'll be seeing them live in November.
Of all their albums, this one is definitely the best, you can tell how much effort has been put in to its production, the lyrics focus on the thirty year war and are informative but easy to follow and fit the music perfectly, it is one of the best music albums of any type that I have ever heard.
The use of choral voices in places make this into a true piece of art, the album is magnificently set up in every way, from the music itself down to the order the tracks are in.
If you want a taste of the quality of this album, look up 'The Carolean's Prayer', 'Long Live the King' and 'Ruina Imperii' on Youtube, every song on the album is brilliant, but these are some of the best.
I would offer a warning with this album though, I had to listen to it repeatedly at high volume for the first few days after I got it.
In my opinion, it is well worth spending a little extra and getting one of the special editions, I did and that meant I got the album in English and Swedish with the bonus track, a cover of Amon Amarth's 'Twilight of the Thunder God'. The album is great in both languages, the overall sound in Swedish is just fantastic, and the cover is actually better than the original in my opinion.
This is a fantastic album, a must for any metal fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal for History Buffs 11 July 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you have any interest in the military history of Northern Europe, then you're likely to enjoy this record. And if you like top class power metal AND military history, like me, you'll LOVE this!
This covers different eras of the Swedish Empire's attempts to expand through Europe, particularly regards to the campaigns of Charles XII.
These guys have a way of bringing history to life. But it's more than that: they also know how to construct a good song. Lots of good choruses and a melodic touch make it very enjoyable.
I like the fact that Sabaton doesn't just glorify war, too. There are slower, more comtemplative songs like "A Lifetime of War". How do the people of a nation cope with constant war being waged by their nation?
A good overview of the themes behind the Great Northern War. And good songs!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a tour de force! 13 Jun 2012
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Did you know that Sweden had an empire? Neither did I, however, thanks to the Sabaton guys, we now know a little more. And the way the history lesson is delivered beats the pants off most history teachers! An excellent album - the packaging, the fact that I ordered the Limited Edition meant that I also received the CD in English and Swedish, the actual words and, naturally, the reason I bought it in the first place, the music.
And what music, too. Right from the outset, they deliver a storming, fluent and awesome album. If it had been as good as previous albums, that would have been good enough for me, but this is way better than anything they given heretofore.
Whether you like their stuff or are completely new to it, buy this album and enjoy a really good history lesson with metal attached!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to War Metal 13 Jan 2013
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This CD is about the time when Sweden had an empire in the 17th century, although people have sometimes heard of Gustavus Adolphus. It's well written heavy rock, with a bit of synthesizer and some choral work, generally fast paced and sung in English (apart from the song Ruina Imperii which is in Swedish on the English CD).
It's one of those CDs that you listen to and like, then like even more as you play it again. There are no poor songs, or things that you skip, just some that you like more than others. My own favourites are "Gott mit uns", a song about the battle of Breitenfeld (and the origin of the phrase on German belt buckles) and "Ruina Imperii", which has a heavy reggae-like beat and covers the retreat of the Swedes after their king was killed. The title track is about king Charles XII, it's quite chilling in the "divine right of kings" attitudes that are a part of the song.
Buy it and play it loud. It's also just as good in Swedish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 5 July 2014
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all this bands cds need to be heard this band are sheer class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cd 12 Mar 2014
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Music for my son, excellent service, many hours of listening, not to my taste but my son loves it :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their second good album... 11 Feb 2014
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I have not listened to all their work, but among the ones I have bought, following "Art of War", this is their second best album. The story flows well, the lyrics and most importantly the melodies are very good. For those who like symphonic / heavy sounds, this is definitely advisable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sabaton album by far 10 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
I heard this album by accident and I liked that so much I bought it. Then I just could not stop listening it. So I bought all the Sabaton cds. They are good too ,but not even close as good as this one. A 5 star ,unique power metal wonder. I am looking forward to their next one.I wonder if they can outdo this,or not. Would be very difficult.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The least interesting Sabaton album so far
I should start by saying that I really like Sabaton as a band. Their pompous, epic, power-metal is just on the right side of cheese-flavoured and, most importantly, they're good... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Killbetter
5.0 out of 5 stars C.D.
As you would expect from Sabaton another great recording and selection of songs.all sang with feeling this time about Sweden
Published 9 months ago by git
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
I was introduced to this band by my 15 year old son who described the album as "Rammstein meets Wagner with a Swedish history class thrown in" - definitely looking for... Read more
Published 9 months ago by MR M A MITCHELL
5.0 out of 5 stars just awsome
this is not hard to review. Carolus Rex from sabaton is just freaking awsome if you are a big or just a normal fan!
Published 14 months ago by jaap
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Sabaton are one of those bands that just keep getting better, if you're new to the band then I'd suggest getting either this one or art of war, both are five star albums but I... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Michael Bass
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound
Have this on CD as well but could not resist getting this on blue vinyl. sound is just as good if not better than CD but i love the vinyl and cover and the phisical pesence of... Read more
Published 18 months ago by A. J. Harknett
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweden glorians!
Well for a start it's Sabaton so that should be a fairly strong clue that it's pretty fantastic. As to the meat of the review, this is an incredibly strong album without a single... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Shadow Panther
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Sabatons latest album is 2nd to none, this really changes the sound of metal, I highly recommend this album to any fan of metal or anyone interested in the 30 years war
Published 19 months ago by DJC
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