Word-Salad Wednesday: Sabaton – Metal Ripper

OK, I’m cheating a bit here, due to the context of the song, but it turned out relatively nonsensical regardless, so I’m going to go with it.  While Sabaton is best known for being Schoolhouse Rock for the headbanging crowd (at least as far as History is concerned), they have never neglected their metal roots and a number of albums contain a final track that acts as a tribute to their musical influences.  Metal Ripper from Coat of Arms is one of these, combining lyrical phrases from a number of well-known metal songs to make something new.  And jumbled.

And hey, for once the lyrics are included!

Dishonorable Mention: Metal Crüe


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Nerd Metal Fridays: Sabaton

Like all native Virginians I’m a bit of a history wonk. Add to that my military background and love of loud music and it was inevitable that these guys would eventually pop up on my radar. Because history metal is awesome! Interestingly, I nearly rejected Sabaton entirely on first listen. I was out running the […]

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