Russia Believes in Itself

Russia Believes in Itself

See the below vide from Sabaton, a cover of a song originally written and performed by Radio Tapok (who had previously covered their "Attack of the Dead Men" in Russian) Consider a nation where a performer can unapologetically and unironically write such a song, and be very popular. If you're wise, you don't pick fights with them.…

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Sabaton Christmas

Sabaton Christmas

I know I'm not the first in these circles to bring up this new song, but since I mentioned  it in my last post on so-called Christmas music [https://thelastredoubt.com/christmas-music/], here is the latest from Sabaton's upcoming album. Yes, they are doing another album fully dedicated to the Great War / World War One to follow up "Great War.". If this song is any indication, it's going to knock my socks off. While I really liked the last album, and Bismark, and loved the show they put on pre-…

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Panzerkampf

Panzerkampf

The largest tank battle fought [https://infogalactic.com/info/Battle_of_Kursk] started on July 5th, and ended on August 23rd of 1943, between the the German army, and the Soviet army, at Kursk, in the USSR. Of course Sabaton has a song for it. And a history episode. While we're at it, a cover. I think the art is fanart, for Girls und Panzer.…

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More Noise

More Noise

The post from the other day on Nightwish's new single [https://thelastredoubt.com/noise/], in concert with my other recent post on personal "brands [https://thelastredoubt.com/brands-are-shallow/]", has stayed on my mind. Apparently, there's a significant contingent of Nightwish fans that are "WTF" and not quit sure they like it, or will come to like it. I can see that. Not my concern. A lot of people have seen the first layer - the strong criticism of social media. What keeps pulling my att…

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Noise

Noise

Like Peter Grant [https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2015/08/nightwishs-latest-album-is-different.html] , I have something of a love-hate relationship with Nightwish. I love their music, but the themes they touch on at times... eh. That said, it looks like it's time for a new album, and a new single has been released: Noise. Before we go there, a segue: If you want to skip the video, it's a discussion of how every public space is utterly polluted by sound - and not even beauty in music…

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Sabaton on Tour

Sabaton on Tour

Interestingly, Sabaton is posting live videos of ther concerts from the European wing of the tour. Not sure how long it will stay up as many of these, despite being official vids on the official channel, are mostly taken down shortly after the next one goes up. Audio and video quality are mobile phone grade at best, but it's an interesting look at the energy and crowd at a typical live show.…

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Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift

I'm a bit late, but January 22nd is the anniversary of the battle of Rorke's drift. Of course someone took the song and set it to Zulu with Michael Caine. And in case you want the official lyric video...…

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