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Battle Metal [Import]

Turisas Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000AAVFF4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,107 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Victoriae & Triumphi Dominus
2. As Torches Rise
3. Battle Metal
4. Land Of Hope And Glory
5. Messenger
6. One More
7. Midnight Sunrise
8. Among Ancestors
9. Sahti-Waari
10. Prologue For R.R.R.
11. Rex Regi Rebellis
12. Katuman Kaiku

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Battle Metal from HMAS.org 22 Jun 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Genre definitions tend to become quite tedious in the long run and at the end of the day the label you put on a band doesn't exactly state their worth. Sometimes it can justify the means though as you try to define a sound to target a specific audience. A more appropriate description than the one Turisas grace themselves with is hard to come by. Battle Metal, as unspecific as it may be, truly represents what this album has to offer; mainly in the lyrical department but musically as well. Tales of historic battles and bravery in the northern hemisphere are backed up by heavily orchestrated arrangements and a heavy attitude.
Another band known for using the Battle Metal tag are the Britons of Bal-Sagoth and the similarities between the two are quite obvious. Turisas also lends plenty of inspiration from Celtic folk music and present their own version with a somewhat bizarre twist. Turisas, being of Scandinavian heritage, takes pride in their regional folk music as well though and therefore manages to distinguish a personal sound, much to their advantage.
Excluding the spoken intro to the epic "Rex Regi Rebellis" there's not a single weak track on this album. The just mentioned epic saga, in parts a musical interpretation of author Zacharias Topelius' "Finska rytteriets march i Trettiåriga kriget (The March of the Finnish Cavalry in the Thirty Years War)", being one of the absolute highlights. Other stand-out tunes include the title track (such immortal melodies!); the powerful "One More" and "Sahti-Waari" which contains one of the most powerful choir performances I've ever heard. The songwriting; the arrangements; the choirs; the production; the cover art, everything on this album is absolutely top-notch making it hard to believe this is actually the band's debut album.
Fans of bands like Moonsorrow, Thyrfing and the aforementioned Bal-Sagoth (or other bands in that soundscape) are hereby adviced to hunt down this album. It just doesn't get better than this!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent slice of Finnish metal 12 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Turisas(the track I heard was none other than "Battle Metal") through a free sampler CD I got off a monthly metal magazine. I was really impressed with it, so therefore I bought the album. And the rest of the album is just as impressive. Turisas have a unique sound to them. They mix melodic black metal with the spirit of Manowar. I would recommend this album to fans of Finntroll, Ensiferum and Bal Sagoth.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hail Mighty Odinsblade!!!!! 5 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album more or less on a whim, and from the first moment I was completely blown away - totally captivated. The album is bombastic but in no way cliched, incredibly varied and showcases the obviously superb musical talent of the band members.

For fans of the battle or "viking" metal genres, this is a 100% absolute must buy. For those who are interested in what this varied genre has to offer them then this is an excellent place to start and in my oppinion represents the current pinnacle of the genre.

Most if not all of the songs are anthemic, paricularly the title track and "Once More" - I find myself loudly singing along to both. The other tracks on the album are no less magnificent in their concept and indeed their execution - I can't remember listening to another album that was recorded with such technical perfection.

Very, very highly recommended. This reall must be heard to be believed - no amount of words can do it justice! All told, a quite emotional album that perfectly reflects the subject matter. I can't wait for Turisas' next work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Battle Metal 16 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
I first saw Turisas last year, and I was quite impressed with them. So I decided to buy their album Battle Metal. The words: blown away came to mind after listening to it. They are a fantastic band, with some fantastic songs as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Battle Metal 9 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Turisas at "bloodstock open air 2006" I wasn't to sure what to expect when they came out covered in blood and furs but they were easily the best band there.

This album is one of the most exiting I have with most songs having a brilliant folk plot and "One More" providing a brilliant Sing along. The great thing is so many of their songs also have something a little bit different like the Techno in "land of hope and glory". This album is great from start to finish.

A must buy
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Battle-MAGIC! 30 April 2006
By Dani
Format:Audio CD
Wow! what can I say about this debut album that can do it justice? If you like your battle metal, just buy it. Its like a little bit more grown up Finntroll, mixed with a bit of Ensiferum and Korpiklaani thrown in for good measure. Drinking songs, Viking metal, war chants, everything you would want from the genre. You won't be disappointed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genre classic 4 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Prepare to be blown away! With this album, Turisas have created a genre which the likes of Finntroll, Korpiklanani and Ensiferum can currently only aspire to emulate. Highlights are impossible to pick out, as there are so many - look no further than the crowd-pleaser "One More" and the following track "Midnight Sunrise", with its impossibly infectious violin-led hookline. Turisas are not your stony-faced extreme metal hardnuts (long may THEY remain), but they ARE totally committed to what they do, and for that they deserve your awe and allegiance. This album will earn a place in metal history, mark my words.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grab your swords 30 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
what.a.band

turisas are amazing.

who would have thought that folk/vikings & metal would have gone together so well.

best song : rex regi rebellis

this song take syou on an amazing journey with your viking brothers

buy this album
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I have always loved Turisas and not sure why i didn't buy this album sooner. Anybody who likes Turisas should defiantly purchase this CD.
Published 9 months ago by Fiona
5.0 out of 5 stars turisas - battle metal
this is an amazing album! if you like vikings loll or for fans of nightwish and people who like ambiant yet epic music.
Published on 5 Feb 2009 by Ms. R. S. Synnott
3.0 out of 5 stars Great concept but uh oh what's this?
First off, I realise these guys have quite a following so this music is obviously fine as far as the fans are concerned so this is personal preference from my point of view. Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2009 by Edric_the_Destroyer
1.0 out of 5 stars If you're a fan of folk or pagan metal, don't fall for it
This album is 90% light symphonic metal, and 10% folk instrument interludes, with silly vocals.

Bal-Sagoth have already done the bombastic symphonic side 10 times better... Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2008 by WhipperSnapper
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired Battle Metal
Suffice to say, I bought this album purely on the reccomentations of amazon and the various good reviews it presented to me. Read more
Published on 14 May 2008 by M. Vandervelden
5.0 out of 5 stars Vikings for the 21st Century!
Have you ever laid in bed at night and wondered what the Vikings would sound like in this day? Turisas give you the answer! Read more
Published on 2 April 2008 by E. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Vikingtastic
Wow. What an instant classic. Having gone to Bloodstock Open Air 2006 not knowing what the hell to expect, Turisas were the band of the weekend - the immediate purchase of Battle... Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2006 by Rachel F-J
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