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Release date: 2004
Style: Folk metal


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01. Victoriae & Triumphi Dominus
02. As Torches Rise
03. Battle Metal
04. The Land Of Hope And Glory
05. The Messenger
06. One More
07. Midnight Sunrise
08. Among Ancestors
09. Sahti-Waari
10. Prologue For R.R.R.
11. Rex Regi Rebellis
12. Katuman Kaiku
13. Battle Metal 2008 [re-issue bonus]
14. Till The Last Man Falls [Japanese bonus]
15. Terra Tavestorum [Japanese bonus]
16. Midnight Sunrise [Live bootleg] [Japanese bonus]

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Lyrics (12)

Additional info
'Battle Metal' is a re-recorded version of 'The Heart of Turisas' from their first EP. An even earlier version of this track can also be found on their 1999 promo (also titled 'The Heart of Turisas').

Japanese edition with bonus tracks:
13. Till The Last Man Falls (05:29) (from 'The Heart of Turisas' EP)
14. Terra Tavestorum (from the 1999 Promo) (05:34)
15. Midnight Sunrise (Live) (07:01) *

*: Despite being labeled "live", Warlord explained in 2010 it's actually an early rehearsal version recorded live straight to c-cassette.

LP re-released in 2010 by Century Media as a box containing the vinyl, CD and a t-shirt.

Staff review by

Yes, is another "___" Metal band, nowadays everyone wants to put an special label on their music, like "Dragon Metal", "Negative Metal" and now, "Battle Metal" , in defend of the band subject to the review here, I must say that for the first time I really feel like the title here suits the style perfectly, because when I hear Turisas I want to storm into some epic battle carrying one axe in one hand, a shield on the other and in my back a bow and a quiver of arrows.

published 09.08.2005 | Comments (11)

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musicalkaratekid - 11.09.2011 at 02:08  
  Their best album for me personally.
Cill O' Connor - 01.02.2012 at 15:46  
Rating: 4 Generic crap for me. Not to say that most folk metal doesn't have similar lyrical themes and styles but this really seems like a particularly poor attempt at that viking-ish theme. Some of the songs would probably be quite catchy if I gave it another spin ('One More' stood out as one of the better tracks) but I actually don't want that to happen. That's how cringe-worthy I find it. Especially 'The Land Of Hope And Glory'. What a terrible song.
ThunderAxe1989 - 05.08.2012 at 06:10  
Rating: 7 Pretty good album! some songs bored me, but others were truly epic! like feast and famine. very unique sound this band has......"Battle Folk Metal" to me is a laughable title though.
AnyrbanGhosh - 02.12.2012 at 07:06  
Rating: 8 Enjoyed the music a lot. Very good Debut.
RavenEffect - 05.06.2014 at 12:45  
Rating: 7 Use to listen to this a lot back in 02/03. Gave a spin recently, still sounds good to me.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.06.2014 at 13:57  
Written by RavenEffect on 05.06.2014 at 12:45

Use to listen to this a lot back in 02/03.

You listened a lot to it two to a year before it was even released?
RavenEffect - 05.06.2014 at 15:03  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.06.2014 at 13:57

You listened a lot to it two to a year before it was even released?

In case you didnt know, a rawer version of the record was released in the form of EP around 98/99. It became Battle Metal in 2004 with the full lenght.

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