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Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford

Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford

How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in summer 1944. "Through the gates of Hell/As we make our way to Heaven/ Through the Nazi lines/Primo Victoria!" sings Joakim Brodén with a gloriously grandiose tone. Thanks to that voice, those lyrics and a sweeping squad of guitars, Allied soldiers are transformed from flesh and blood into the stuff of Greek mythology. In Latin, the song's title means "first victory" or "victory to the...