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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stand up and Sing,
There are some great arrangements and well made music.
It's different to previous albums, I think The Varangian Way was epic with some very strong music, strong themes and it was all produced well too. Stand Up and Fight loses a bit of the fighting spirit of the Vikings, and possibly a bit cheesy -especially the title track. But there are some excellent tracks in this album, and i would recommend if you like Turisas I don't think you'll be disappointed with this offering.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BATTLE !!!! METAL!!!!!,
Best tracks 1, 3 and 7 in my opinion. Nobody can resist storming a settlement with this on their ipod.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new sound for Turisas,
This review is from: Stand Up And Fight (Limited Edition) (Audio CD)Turisas have moved on with their music, using more orchestral sounds than before, and while I miss the raw instrumentals of their earlier albums, this one is not bad. More anthem style, with epic songs all the way through, and perhaps just a little less 'metal' than usual!! Took me a little getting used to, but starting to love it now!
4.0 out of 5 stars Sit Down and Slob...,
Do you like Fighting?
Do you like Pirates?
Do you like Vikings?
Do you like Battles?
DO you like METAL?
DO you paint your face?
Do you dress in Roadkill Fox pelts?
If you do then this is for you!
You pretty much know what you're going to get with Turisas and what you get is the perfect music to wave around your cheap plastic sword or inflatable Battle Axe to. Even from the comfort of your own settee. Better still to be doing it in a melee of chain mail wearing warriors, although your inflatable Axe might not last long. Or your cheap plastic sword.
BUY OR DIE IN BATTLE!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as Battle Metal!,
Their album Battle metal was a masterpiece, with no weak tracks bringing down the album.
The Varangian Way was less of a masterpiece, but was still a good album.
And then came Stand up and Fight! Just like Battle Metal, there are no weak tracks!
As someone else said Turisas have moved on with their music, moving towards a more symphonic sound.
I can say with absolutely certainty that they are moving in the right direction.
If you are a fan of symphonic metal, this is the album for you!
5.0 out of 5 stars Battle Metal - At its Best !,
This review is from: Stand Up And Fight (Limited Edition) (Audio CD)This is 1 Stunning Album !!! If you liked their previous 2 epic albums then this one will have a place in your music heart forever!!!
My fav stand-out track is 'Hunting Pirates'
Turisas Are Lush Live -
soooo just... Stand Up And Buy It !
5.0 out of 5 stars The return of Battle Metal.,
This review is from: Stand Up And Fight (Limited Edition) (Audio CD)Having first seen Turisas live in the UK before actually hearing any of their tracks I immediately dived online and bought their first two albums, since then they've been a constant part of my life's soundtrack and when they announced Stand up and Fight it dawned on me that I hadn't been this excited for an album for a long time. I'm pleased to say that Turisas have done it again. Stand up and Fight is by far and away one of the best metal albums I've ever heard (best played at full volume), the production quality is better than the last two, the vocals are clearer and you can tell they've put a lot of effort into it. I don't feel there are any filler tracks as everyone is memorable, some more than others of course, Stand up and Fight and March of the Varangian Guard for example.
To wrap up, Turisas are not a band to be missed, and this album will not dissapoint you whether you're already a Turisas fan or not. five stars. Buy it.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Masterpiece!,
This review is from: Stand Up And Fight (Limited Edition) (Audio CD)Going back to the 60s Rock bands have flirted with orchestral music to varying degrees of success though none to my mind have completely married the two. The one usually takes away from the other and bands are often (eventually) embarrassed by their pretensions. Worse still though bands who employ orchestration because it has been the trend and frankly they have nothing new to say. Well good news everybody! You don't need to bother anymore because Turisas have completely nailed it! This is simply the soundtrack to the greatest film never made! How on earth they are going to capture it live god only knows. If i could give it more than 5 stars i would and some. Well worth the effort that went into it, don't you just love it when a plan comes together! John
5.0 out of 5 stars another brilliant album from a brilliant band,
This review is from: Stand Up And Fight (Limited Edition) (Audio CD)Ive loved turisas since i first heard them a couple of years ago, and although this album is different from the last couple in many ways it still has the same spirit, and is another amazing album, from this incredible band, i look forward to my next opportunity to see them live again, to hear some of there new work live!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Multi-talented Mathias does it again,
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