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Release date: 3 June 2011
Style: Heavy metal

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7.9 | 129 votes

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01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Back In 79
03. Surviving Against The Odds
04. Mists Of Avalon
05. Call To Arms
06. Chasing The Bullet
07. Afterburner
08. When Doomsday Comes [Hybrid Theory Soundtrack]
09. No Rest For The Wicked
10. Ballad Of The Working Man
11. Call To Arms [orchestral version]

Review
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Peter "Biff" Byford - vocals
Doug Scarret - guitar
Paul Quinn - guitar
Nigel Glockler - drums
Tim "Nibbs" Carter - bass

Guest musicians
Donald "Don" Airey - keyboards on "Mists Of Avalon" and "When Doomsday Comes"
Matthias Ulmer - orchestration on "Call To Arms"


Additional info
Release dates:
June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway
June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark
June 8th: Greece, Poland
June 10th: France
September 27th: North America

Produced by Biff Byford & Toby Jepson.
Recorded at Chapel Studios in South Thoresby Lincs and Brighton Electric in Brighton.
Engineer at Chapel Studios: Ewan Davies.
Engineer assistants: Sam Harper & Jerome Van Den Berghe.
Engineer at Brighton: Charlie Bauerfeind.
Engineer assistant: Joe Pickering.
Mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at Bay 7.
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound.
Album coordinator: Leonard Loers.
Keyboards recorded at Rainbow Recorders, Cambs., engineered by Nathan Sage.

Cover concept: Biff Byford.
Original poster by Alfred Leete "Your Country Needs You" (published 1914).
Derivative work and back cover by Kai Swillus for Saxon.
Booklet design and concept: Kai Swillus.
Photos: Kai Swillus.

Guest review by
7thSlave

Rating:
7.8
"Back In 79", eh? So this is another album by a washed up, has-been bunch of hacks trying to recapture their glory days, right? Wrong. Almost laughably so, in fact. Messrs. Byford et al are certainly looking lined these days, but to dismiss them as sounding their age would be foolish. Sure, the modern day version of Saxon continue to tread in their own well worn footsteps with Call To Arms, but that in no way diminishes the quality of music on show here.

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Angelic Storm - 03.06.2011 at 20:20  
  Just finished listening to this, and I will definitely be getting it on Monday! None of the songs are bad, and several of the songs are great. "Hammer Of The Gods", "Afterburner", "Back In 79", and "Surviving Against The Odds" are just awesome old school metal tunes. And "Ballad Of The Working Man" (which isnt really a ballad! ) is a wonderful song. Its a great traditional metal album.
John Shock - 04.06.2011 at 01:46  
  I must say...almost perfect album... maximum rate...never ever heard saxon before...just heard good things about it!!! Lovin the album...second time listening..
Killer riffs, killer solos and specially killer orchestral version of one of the best songs of the album!!! One of my favorites of course!!! ...
R'Vannith - 04.06.2011 at 05:43  
Rating: 7 Probably the most reliable band I know, Saxon rarely fail to put out a decent album. This one's no exception, some great tracks here.
BradSabbath - 04.06.2011 at 15:17  
Rating: 9
John Shock - 04.06.2011 at 16:13  
  Heard it three times in a row!! can you believe it??? preety awesome album!!!! still rules in this house!!!
Deefer46 - 04.06.2011 at 17:35  
Rating: 10 Saxon are back.....tremendous album. Go and buy it.
Angelic Storm - 04.06.2011 at 18:20  
 
Written by John Shock on 04.06.2011 at 16:13

Heard it three times in a row!! can you believe it??? preety awesome album!!!! still rules in this house!!!



Ive listened to it several times already now, which is the sign of a great album! I love all of the songs, and the orchestral version of the title track is the better version of it. Wonderful stuff! xD
John Shock - 04.06.2011 at 21:07  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 04.06.2011 at 18:20

Written by John Shock on 04.06.2011 at 16:13

Heard it three times in a row!! can you believe it??? preety awesome album!!!! still rules in this house!!!



Ive listened to it several times already now, which is the sign of a great album! I love all of the songs, and the orchestral version of the title track is the better version of it. Wonderful stuff! xD

How much you rate it???
Soviet - 05.06.2011 at 18:42  
Rating: 8 Pretty sweet album!

One of my fav's this year for sure
Death To Posers - 06.06.2011 at 07:15  
Rating: 8 Favorite Traditional/Heavy release this year. Definitely deserves a listen.
RealGone - 06.06.2011 at 17:04  
  Fantastic album, with no filler material. Read my full thoughts here: http://realgonerocks.blogspot.com/2011/06/saxon-call-to-arms.html
rps - 15.10.2011 at 15:52  
Rating: 8 New stuff is good....Mist of Avalon reminds me a little bit of Nightmare.......................saw them again after 30 years.....WOW.........a must see live..........you don't know Saxon, you don't know metal........
powerbikes747 - 01.12.2012 at 13:47  
  Good album by saxon, like all the songs of the album apart from back in 79, Hammer of the gods and call to arms are my fav tracks of the album. 9/10
bblitz - 07.01.2013 at 13:10  
Rating: 9 Fanatstic record by these old masters,afterburner is killer.
NocturnalStalker - 13.01.2013 at 14:45  
Rating: 8 Solid heavy metal album with powerful title track.

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