Livgardet – Sabaton

So! A few days ago, on February 26th to be more exact Sabaton released a new single called “Livgardet” which is named after exactly the same thing the song is about – the Swedish Royal Guard. This year they celebrate their 500th anniversary, so the band decided to commemorate that with a song!

So here it is folks! Video and song. The video is pretty nice – it’s interesting and fun to see them in a different setting, and I’m glad to see them take proper consultants to get it as historically correct as possible!

But now, lets talk about the song now, shall we? I’ll start by saying that I do like it a lot. It’s majestic and epic as usual with hymns from the boys, and it’s sweet to hear them sing in Swedish again, I’ll not deny that. It’s lowkey and haven’t got a lot going for it instrumental-wise, but relying more on the vocals which.. is.. somewhat similar to “Sparta” from “The Last Stand” in terms of build up, but as with most (not all) “recycled” songs, it’s just a notch better this time. The use of the psalm “Härlig är Jorden” is also a very nice touch to this majestic song – a term I’ve used quite a bit now I realize. But yeah – plain and simple – I love it. And not just because I love Sabaton, but because I do really like this song.

It was never really mentioned if it was a single from an upcoming albums or simply a stand alone single like “Bismarck” but I do like it a lot, and when we are allowed – to witness this song live. And I’m excited for what else is to come!

// Sara

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