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What are the ingredients for a killer metal DVD? Here is a little tutorial: First of all you need a great band, inimitable and unique in its stage presence and off-stage antics, the latter preferably being a well-dosed mixture between shocking, crazy, hilarious, and truly embarrassing moments. If you can exploit that in one big fat documentary making you believe that true rock ‘n’ ... Read more in Amazon's Turisas Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • 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: 106,645 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Victoriae & Triumphi Dominus [Explicit] 1:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. As Torches Rise [Explicit] 4:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Battle Metal [Explicit] 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Land of Hope and Glory [Explicit] 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Massenger [Explicit] 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. One More [Explicit] 6:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Midnight Sunrise [Explicit] 8:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Among Ancestors [Explicit] 5:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sahti Waari [Explicit] 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Prologue for R.R.R [Explicit] 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rex Regi Rebellis [Explicit] 7:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jun. 2005
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 By Sean Kelleher on 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 By Mr. C. E. Blackwell on 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 By J. Black on 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Bilsland on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Phillips on 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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dani on 30 April 2006
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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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. To be brief all the elements are in place here, great concept, great art work, choirs, grand themes & a tight band of musicians to be sure .... but just as it starts to motor along there is a sudden gap, something is missing. I was waiting for the whole album for a lead guitar to burst in and really ignite this platter. I don't know what style would be most suited perhaps Malmsteen-esque or something from the Kreator / Slayer stable of fretwork. Anything would have been good. But its just not here ... some fast chord work but no obvious, in yer face, solo-ing. I understand that solos are not the be all and end all but IMHO this is what was needed to make this album great. As it is I give it 3 stars. I'm sure there are Turisas fans out there who will disagree strongly, and God bless 'em forrit, I'm all for diversity in music but I think they've just missed the mark here. If you know what you're getting this'll be great, if not try to preview the tracks first.
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