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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 23, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B0002FDQRW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I think buying it throug their webstore also supports the band more directly.
Sharon J. Outten
It is a great mix of blackened vocals, power metal guitars, galloping drums, and a huge mix of synths, horns, keys, accordians, and violins.
Mike Wright
Not only is it epic and very well-orchestrated, it's just a lot of fun to listen to.
Andrew C. Wright

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Zaku77 on March 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good album. It's pretty straight forward Folk Metal. They do a good job with the whole epic battle theme. Violins, Accordions, Horns, makes for a very full listen. If you like Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Elvenking, Folkearth, etc etc then You should grab this up right away! if this has helped make sure to push the little button that says yes :)
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mike Wright on May 4, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I just recently bought this record and i love it for the most part. Everything about this band is over the top, including the awesome band pictures inside the cd booklet that shows them covered in blood, fighting in an ancient battle.

These guys are the Rhaphody of the Viking Metal genre in the way that every song is way over the top with it's orchestration, lyrics, vocals, etc...It is super cheesy and super awesome at the same time. I absolutely love the first two full songs and i like the rest of the record, but there are a few weird songs that dont really click with me too well.

This is a really fun metal record. It is a great mix of blackened vocals, power metal guitars, galloping drums, and a huge mix of synths, horns, keys, accordians, and violins. The vocals are all over the place with growls, blackened screams, high power metal wails, spoken word, gang vocals, beerhall chants, and awesome battlefield vocals that sound like they are being shouted to the listener by someone actually in the midst of battle.

This band isnt too be taken lightly, but are also not to be taken too seriously. They are meant to be fun and cheesy, so grab a pint, put on your gauntlets, and grab you sword!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By k wolf on January 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the first album from this Finnish band. You'd never know it. This is a highly evolved melding of Bal-Sagoth, Rhapsody, and Viking metal, but with that little extra indefinable "something" that makes Turisas an entity all their own.

How often does a debut album define its own sub-genre? This one does. This isn't just "epic" metal, or "fantasy" metal, or "symphonic" metal, or "viking metal". It's battle metal, and it's great.

You maybe could score two or three other albums that are superficially in this category for the import price of this one, but you'd be making a mistake. Battle Metal is an instant classic that you won't tire of, whereas those other albums you might get will likely be forgotten before a couple of weeks are over. Invest in Turisas. Not because they have the potential to become an elite band, but because they already are.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Zimmerman on October 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'll try to keep this short. I just got this today 10-21-04, i'm on the last track and this whole cd was unbelievable like lots of other metal reviews out there i'll agree this is quite possible the best newcomer to the metal seen in europe, these guys just wreak with power/atmospher/passion. perfect blend of just about everthing. since i've only listend to this once i can't give a complete rundown on all songs, but they do blend together very well. I've only bought one other import for $40 dollars before and that was Virgin Steele's "Invictus" and now this and it was worth every penny, if you like viking esque' metal, folk, bands like amon amarth, bal-sagoth, ensiferum, give these guys a chance i'm sure you'll be pleasently surprised like i was, enjoy. i know this will be in my player for a while.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Morales on February 13, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Turisas's debut album really gives the typical Viking Metal fan of epic bands like Ensiferum, Falkenbach, Tyr and Heidevolk something new, different and refreshing. To label Turisas on this first effort as simply 'Viking Metal' I feel doesn't do it justice, because overall the album is so versatile and free thinking, that this tends to explore various realms of heavy metal such as progressive metal, hard rock, and power metal, yet it all still comes back to the foundation of what we recognize as Viking Metal. Anyone who's also heart Turisas' 2nd album will quickly notice how the band has swayed greatly from such a progressive stature to fit a more mainstream epic sound, with heavier guitars, more profound synths, acoustics, heavier vocals, and an overall louder sound.
Most songs on here average around 6 minutes, yet many songs tend to break in tone and mood throughout, making them feel longer than they are, and also inject some of the most amazing and fantastical viking metal melodies I've heard in a long time. The band seems to have everything at its disposal, from woodwinds, to accordions, orchestrations, synthesizer, chants, female vocals, etc. A lot of effort went into the songwriting on Battle Metal and it shows. One thing I was surprised at when first listening to the album was how "tame" it seemed to be, and by that I mean, the guitars aren't what I was used to on typical viking metal. The distortion wasn't cranked way up and this was probably the "softest" viking metal albums I've heard - the band I'm sure makes these songs sound heavier when playing live, but here the production tends to keep things in check.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Atrum on September 5, 2010
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If you have a medieval soul you'll like this album at first but somehow you may not touch it again in a long time period. Nice folk metal. The best album of their career. They should work on more brutal sound(guitars&vocals) with the same folk influences. 5/5 stars to the female violin player and the synthesizers.
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