Civil War – The Last Full Measure

Label: Napalm Records  Playing Time: 57 min  Release: 4th November 2016


Civil War are in somehow the “younger brothers” of Sabaton. After Oskar Montelius (git), Niklas Sundén (git), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Myhr (keys) left the band in 2012, they founded Civil War. Nils Patrik Johansson (voc) and Stefan Erikson (bass) completed the band. Now they release their 3rd album since 2012.

Sabaton and Civil War are writing about similar topics, but in terms of music, they have only a few things in common. The compositions of Civil War have less pop appeal, they do not have as many catchy tunes. Instead, they are multilayered and also more versatile. But not all of them turn out as really great hits. ‚Deliverance‘, ‚America‘ and ‚Gangs of New York‘ have nice choruses and ‘Savannah’ and ‘Gladiator’ are also well-done. But the big problem of this release is the production. Omnipresent keyboard layers and extra-large reverb  make it much too bombastic. Which  also takes away all of the details and softens the heavier parts. Sometimes less is more.

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