Friday, January 18, 2019

Homeschooling the Teen Years - Friday Fun: Sabaton

Have a metal head you'd like to turn into a history buff?  You might want to check out Sabaton.

Sabaton /ˈsæbətɒn/ is a Swedish power metal band from Falun. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war, historical battles, and acts of heroism[1]—the name is a reference to a sabaton, knight's foot armor. The armor and battle theme is heard in the albums Primo Victoria, The Art of War, Coat of Arms, Carolus Rex, Heroes, and The Last Stand in which all of the songs contain these motifs, except final tracks which are tribute songs to influential heavy metal bands. Lyrical content drawn from World War I, World War II and other historical conflicts is prevalent and lyrics often recite stories of heroic deeds by men and armies. (from Wikipedia)

I'm not a huge fan of heavy metal (unless you count Petra back in the '80s) but I've enjoyed watching through some of their videos this morning, googling battles and the names of people from the past.

Did you know, for instance, that Audie Murphy wrote poetry to help work through his post traumatic stress?

Or that "Bushido" is the collective term for the Samurai code of conduct similar to the concept of chivalry for European knights?

Okay, my oldest just told me I should really have already known that last one  - apparently it was featured in one of the Magic Tree House stories, or something.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

1 comment:

Ticia said...

In a podcast I listen to, No Dumb Questions, they reference another one of their songs about the Flying Hussars, and they talked about the music video for that one, and it's pretty epic.