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Old 10-09-2015, 10:33 AM
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Full Battering Ram track listing & lyric details via link below

http://www.saxon747.com/en/band/rele...ering-ram-2015
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:44 PM
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Some excellent lyrics there.
Can see the makings of some future classics if they have the tunes to match.

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Old 10-09-2015, 07:48 PM
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It goes from bad to worse for Saxon fans in the states.

Arriving Nov 5, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015
Pre-ordered
Track package

Battering Ram - Ltd. Edition Deluxe Boxset
Saxon
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
$47.99
Release date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Hey punktexas..
i asked UDR Music about it why US got another release as europe and if something has changed
they said that they dont have any info about it and that there hasnt been any changes so....
Lets hope its just a mistake...
Maybe you should contact UDR for more details
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:44 PM
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The album gets a pretty positive review in the latest issue of 'Classic Rock'. They gave it 8/10.
I usually buy Classic Rock, and their reviews (with the exception of the latest Motorhead release) are usually good, but I haven't seen the Battering Ram review yet.

Which month's edition of Classic Rock is it in?

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Old 10-11-2015, 01:00 PM
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and.irritating intro..
What I try to say is: the guitar solo is missing.. A Saxon song without a solo, is to me like a woman that is missing a vagina..or a saxon song without two solo's is like a woman missing 2 breasts..
I actually quite like it, especially the guitar sound. To continue the slightly dodgy comparison, there is more to a woman than her sexual organs!!! ;-)
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:02 PM
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I usually buy Classic Rock, and their reviews (with the exception of the latest Motorhead release) are usually good, but I haven't seen the Battering Ram review yet.

Which month's edition of Classic Rock is it in?

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Here is the review...

Saxon: Battering Ram
Reviews / Jon Hotten / 02 Oct 2015
TeamRock+ / Classic Rock #216

Veteran metallers’ 16th offers no surprises but, more importantly, no disappointments.

Without (for some reason) the critical kudos of punk, sans the glamour of America’s mythic backdrop, pre the MTV revolution, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was a hard school. Maybe that’s why it bred survivors.
Saxon: Battering Ram Cover

Saxon have been recording since 1979 and Battering Ram is their twenty-first studio album. They’d be fine candidates to cut the first record after the zombie apocalypse – and it would be a perfect soundtrack, too.

For this they deserve total respect. Yes there is humour inherent in them, as there is in the genre, and they have had their moments of indignity: the early tour van still emblazoned with the not-quite-deleted logo of its previous owner ‘Sid Cummins – Tripe Dealer’; the legend of Biff Byford’s ‘singing teeth’; the reality TV makeover from Harvey Goldsmith and so on.

There have been legal scraps over the band name (it’s a source of sadness that Steve ‘Dobby’ Dawson and Graham Oliver parted on such bad terms) and Byford has at times cut a curmudgeonly figure. But through this they have endured; their vision almost always clear. Battering Ram is, triumphantly and as ever, more of the same.

It is rooted in Saxon’s hard-won territory: produced by the no-nonsense Andy Sneap; recorded in the Derbyshire countryside – “we wanted to keep focussed on a style,” says Byford.

The NWOBHM is seeded deep within them: the cover of Battering Ram features a wonderfully humanoid ram’s skull underneath a dark portcullis; the spoken-word entry to the terrific The Devil’s Footprint recounts the tale of strange hoofmarks found in snow on fields and rooftops across the villages of Devon in 1855; the album closes with Kingdom Of The Cross, a poem spoken by David Bower with Byford offering a sonorous vocal for the chorus – ‘What is this place across the fields where poppies stretch and sway?’...

The record is kept taut with some other NWOBHM staples too, Destroyer, Hard And Fast, Stand Your Ground, the usual metal exhortations applied to rivet-hard riffage.

Byford’s voice is deeper now and less supple than the young lad that yelped his way through Wheels Of Steel and Dallas 1pm, but he understands implicitly how to deliver this material with power and conviction. Sneap gives the guitars of Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt just enough of a contemporary edge. In all though, Saxon are from a fine tradition and extend it further here.

FINAL VERDICT: 8/10
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for posting Neil - very much appreciated!!

The review itself is sympathetic to the mighty SAXON - which is ironic given how critical the writer Jon Hotten was of them when he wrote for Kerrang in the early 90s!

However, it doesn't tell us that much about the album or it's songs, but simply gives an overview of SAXON's career.

At least the author seems to be on our side now - probably because real metal and SAXON are more popular these days- but I wish Classic Rock's Editor had given it to someone who could write a better review!

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Here's a guy talking about the Battering Ram album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo9PDbmVdpI
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:56 PM
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Thanks or sharing, Punk Texas
Nice review and good spoken, very easy to understand for somebody who unfortunately is not perfect in English language, like me
Looking very forward to the album.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:50 PM
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BIFF TALKS 'BATTERING RAM' AND PREVIEWS EACH TRACK!

The release of the new album is imminent and spirits are as high as ever ... Biff and Andy Sneap take the time to talk you through each track and give you an insight on the stories behind the songs and the production processes!

https://youtu.be/LXDDjTFWchE
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