Sabaton – Diary of an Unknown Soldier
Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
I remember the Argonne, 1918.
The sounds of that battle still haunt me to this day.
Machine gun fire from enemy lines.
The sickening sound of a bayonet tearing through human flesh.
The soldier next to me firing his sidearm in desperation.
All these sounds still echo in my mind,
And as conducted by Death himself it all comes together as music.
A rhythm of death
A symphony of war
The song "Diary of an Unknown Soldier" from the album Sabaton - The Last Stand narrates the Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918. This is the speech of a soldier who recalls the terrible pictures of the war, calling it a symphony of war. This composition is a prologue to "The Lost Battalion". To record "Soldier's Diaries" Sabaton invited American musician John Schaffer from the group Iced Earth, who recorded the opening speech.