Unleash the Beast

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Unleash the Beast
Cover art by Paul R. Gregory
Studio album by
RecordedKaro Studios, Brackel, Germany, 1997
GenreHeavy metal
LabelCBH/Virgin, CMC International
ProducerKalle Trapp and Saxon
Saxon chronology
A Collection of Metal
Unleash the Beast
Donnington: The Live Tracks
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

Unleash the Beast is Saxon's thirteenth studio album, released in 1997. It is the first studio album without Graham Oliver on guitar, who was replaced by Doug Scarratt, making it the first album to feature the band's current lineup.

Track listing[]

All tracks written by Biff Byford, Nibbs Carter, Nigel Glockler, Paul Quinn, and Doug Scarratt, except where noted.

1."Gothic Dreams"Byford, Glockler1:33
2."Unleash the Beast"Byford, Scarratt, Carter, Glockler5:16
3."Terminal Velocity" 4:43
4."Circle of Light"Byford, Scarratt, Carter, Glockler5:26
5."The Thin Red Line"Byford, Scarratt, Carter, Glockler6:20
6."Ministry of Fools"Byford, Scarratt, Carter, Glockler4:29
7."The Preacher" 4:55
8."Bloodletter" 5:31
9."Cut Out the Disease" 5:23
10."Absent Friends" 4:54
11."All Hell Breaking Loose"Byford, Quinn, Scarratt, Carter4:31


  • Kalle Trapp - producer, mixing
  • Saxon - producer
  • Karo Studios, Brackel, Germany - recording and mixing location
  • Biff Byford - mixing


Chart Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 61


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon Unleash the Beast". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 385. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Saxon – Unleash the Beast" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 31, 2021.

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