on 3 March 2013
Turisas is my favorite band. Bombastic battle metal with mischief, epic stories and even more epic orchestrations as they go into their third album and hopefully the same for the fourth. And so 9 years after the release of Battle Metal, their debut is re-released. The main difference here is the inclusion of live tracks. Found previously on A Finnish Summer with Turisas DVD, the live songs take place in 2008 and bring out the best of Turisas, their live performance is unmatched. Their chemistry and enthusiasm is a joy to watch, as is the enthusiasm of their fans. The power of the band is so much better to see live. Also includes Battle Metal's 2008 version, which is heavier and has less trumpets but is still pure battle metal. If you're not acquainted with the band so far, get this, Varangian Way and Stand up and Fight ASAP, this debut a great starting point, especially for those coming from other more folky bands.
on 28 January 2013
This is an amazing album, for fans of death metal and folk metal, there are alot of heavy moments on this album, and there is also some melody too without sounding commercial, If you havent heard this band and you like Death Metal or Folk Metal, Id suggest check them out, their other 2 albums are good, but nowhere near as good as this, worth every penny!!