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Release date: 23 August 2013
Style: Folk metal


6.3 | 143 votes


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01. For Your Own Good
02. Ten More Miles
03. Piece By Piece
04. Into The Free
05. Run Bhang-Eater, Run!
06. Greek Fire
07. The Days Passed
08. No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea
09. We Ride Together


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Release dates:
GAS/Finland: 23 Aug 2013
EU: 26 Aug 2013
UK: 2 Sep 2013
NA: 3 Sep 2013

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Is this really for your own good? The opening track for the new effort from Turisas insists to us that it is. Well, all right then, if you say so Turisas, you gave us albums like The Varangian Way so I trust you on this. Let's hear it.

published 19.10.2013 | Comments (23)

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Boxcar Willy - 14.06.2013 at 20:06  
  What a terrible album title.
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.06.2013 at 20:09  
  I thought that was a typo until I clicked on the thread and saw the album art.
@gent_-_orange - 14.06.2013 at 20:12  
  Same here, This beats Behemoth's newest for the worst album title this year.
Gopherhawk - 19.06.2013 at 02:56  
  It's a joke. There's no other explanation.
The Shape 1973 - 25.06.2013 at 23:14  
Rating: 8 Not what I was expecting at all. May as well be a different band.

...but, its damn good. I really like it.

FeskarN - 25.06.2013 at 23:25  
Rating: 4 That was a boring song. Hope the rest of the album doesn't sounds like that. Sounds like a different band for sure
psykometal - 03.08.2013 at 23:25  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 14.06.2013 at 20:09

I thought that was a typo until I clicked on the thread and saw the album art.

I saw the title in the forums and thought some jackass had thought they found a genius way to circumvent the "no TBA" rule. Thought I was gona have to remove somebodies permissions...
SlaytanicBacon - 15.08.2013 at 03:04  
Rating: 7 Was hoping that the album title and cover was going to change to something more...epic, hell just calling it s/t Turisas would have been better. Never mind though, I'm interested to see where it goes with this one, I've liked the two songs put out so far and interested to see how this one goes down. I respect the band for standing for something different rather than putting out rehashes of the same stuff.
Rulatore - 19.08.2013 at 18:43  
Rating: 5 Track 5 and I'm surprised by it. It is not as shitty as I thought it'ld be :O

Edit: The second half is pretty average material. 6/10
Chris Steele - 20.08.2013 at 17:08  
Rating: 9 God, this album is progressive
Spanishkiller - 23.08.2013 at 15:14  
Rating: 5 Terrible album
Pesek - 23.08.2013 at 19:19  
Rating: 8 Great songs! You once hear one of them and you will sing it for all day :thumbup:
SlaytanicBacon - 23.08.2013 at 20:00  
Rating: 7 I'm in two minds, part of me wants to hate it, part of me wants to love it, I keep listening to it but still remain uncertain. Sure is different, I was not sure what to expect, now I don't know how to react
Sword_Chant - 23.08.2013 at 21:25  
Rating: 6 I think i'll stick to my Battle Metal CD...

One or two songs are ok but that's all I could get into. Without even comparing this album to the other 3, it was really hard to listen to, even if this was their debut album I would have said the same thing.

Every band has their ups and downs, this album just didn't have enough creativity or originality to hook me.

Edit: Maybe i'm in a bad mood. Out of generosity and bearing in mind that most songs still have an 'upbeat' factor about them, i'm giving it a 6/10.
HeathenHeart - 28.08.2013 at 09:22  
Rating: 8 Yeah, the album title has no imagination whatsoever. After hearing their first single from the album I didn't get my hopes up too high, despite being a big Turisas fan. However i think its a good album for the most part - my favorite tracks are We Ride Together, No Good Story..., Ten More miles and Into the Free. But seriously....what were they thinking with Run Bhanger Eater Run? If theyre not doing the whole 'Varangian' theme anymore then why make a middle east-sounding song? And have a woman moaning loudly throughout the track? Its really awkward listening to that song in the presence of other people. This album was a slight, slight let down and i definitely wont get my hopes up for the next album. In my experience though, bands that have a high turn-over of band members tend to get worse instead of better with time. It usually means the founding members are too strict and demanding.
Risto - 29.08.2013 at 15:57  
  Progressive folk metal...
IronAngel - 29.08.2013 at 16:37  
  I made the effort to watch their new video because my friend is in it (the girl tasting the soup and getting burned in the hut; they used her re-enactment group for the shooting), but it was pretty embarassing musically.
Moose - 31.08.2013 at 12:07  
Rating: 6 The first three tracks are pretty good. Things go downhill from there. We Ride Together concludes the album on a strong note, but overall I found this album quite average.
Gurth Bennas - 02.09.2013 at 10:03  
Rating: 7 I expected better of Turisas! When I listened to its songs I realized I'm listening to Manowar or Iron Maiden songs. it's nearly heavy metal with some Black riffs not Viking Folk metal! but the melodies deserve a 7!
kaspair - 03.09.2013 at 21:06  
Rating: 6 The album is just as bad as the title and the cover art.
Svneatr - 08.09.2013 at 12:47  
Rating: 7 Was ok. Would probably rate this higher than their previous but still a bit disappointing.
Rhiannon - 09.09.2013 at 13:26  
Rating: 5 Disappointing and boring. I expected more from Turisas.
AngelofDeth - 10.09.2013 at 20:40  
Rating: 5 WTF! Way worse than I thought it was going to be.

The first few tracks are misleading as they actually sound decent but as the album progresses the songs become more and more obscure. Turisas is having an identity crisis, this album includes influences from Pink Floyd, jazz, death metal, 80's pop, punk, hell there's even a techno remix of Guards of Glory intermixed with "Tea"! Those influences are fine and all but the problem is it makes the album sound completely disjointed and underdeveloped cuz not only will the album change genre song-to-song but it will also change genre within the song itself.

Im fine with bands changing their sound and developing, in fact I loved Stand Up, but the ultimate crime this album committed is being undecided, it doesn't know what genre it wants to be even from one riff to the next.

Do yourself a favor, go to iTunes download "For Your Own Good" & "Ten More Miles" and forget the rest of the album exists.
Sword_Chant - 10.09.2013 at 21:21  
Rating: 6 After giving the album a bit more of a chance, it's not a dreadful album. Piece by Piece is probably the strongest track. But some songs are weird as hell.. i'd give one or two songs an 8/10, but as an album I still stick to the 6 rating. Songwriting and innovation has took a huge dip ever since the 3rd album imo.
nille - 11.09.2013 at 18:47  
nille - 11.09.2013 at 18:51  
  Album is very bad...
nille - 11.09.2013 at 18:54  
  I am very sad
I loved Turisas since ... I just do not think his new album Poor
Slagmetal - 30.09.2013 at 08:02  
Rating: 9 I think more bands should focus on sound dynamics like this album did. The title was strange, but I don't give a shit about the title of an album if the music is good. They always seem to have a strong focus on developing catchy melodies and presenting them in a manner that makes me want to swing my hair. Success in my book.
*NorthernLights* - 01.10.2013 at 09:19  
  What happened? How can a band that has had 3 good albums in a row manage to do this. I'm not even sure their fans are pissed off...more like disappointed. Also, that's a terrible title. Oh well, at least we'll always have The Varangian way...
Isingr - 07.10.2013 at 02:12  
Written by AngelofDeth on 10.09.2013 at 20:40

Im fine with bands changing their sound and developing, in fact I loved Stand Up, but the ultimate crime this album committed is being undecided, it doesn't know what genre it wants to be even from one riff to the next.

I've realized I actually enjoy the songs more when I listen to them individually, which I think sort of proves your point.
I really wouldn't mind a change in style if the album was solid (Stand Up And Fight WAS quite a change in style and it was damn solid in my opinion), but this new album just lacks coherence.

All in all a disappointing effort, which truly saddens me as an enthusiast of their previous albums...
The Shape 1973 - 12.10.2013 at 20:00  
Rating: 8 Very different from previous albums. Seems more stripped down. You can still hear a bit of the feel from Stand Up And Fight, although the epicness has been reduced, for the live feel apparently.

I can hear an 80s pop sound in there, which is not a bad thing as that is what I grew up with. The clean vocals sound better than ever, he has a great voice for that style, wonder if that is why they are moving away from the harsh vocals?

Not a disaster as people are saying. Not a million miles away from the last album. I can imagine singing along to this for a while. Not Run Bhang-Eater, Run! though, that is shit.
Neroese - 01.11.2013 at 19:47  
No Good Story Ever Starts With Drinking Tea

Oh god, so deathcore/post-hardcore song name. Anyway - I really enjoyed 'Battle Metal' and 'Rasputin'. I need to try this album. Opinions are very mixed here...
SlaytanicBacon - 10.11.2013 at 02:23  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 01.11.2013 at 19:47

I need to try this album. Opinions are very mixed here...

The best way to describe this album is by comparing it to marmite! You either love it or hate it!
The Shape 1973 - 10.11.2013 at 12:37  
Rating: 8
Written by SlaytanicBacon on 10.11.2013 at 02:23

Written by Guest on 01.11.2013 at 19:47

I need to try this album. Opinions are very mixed here...

The best way to describe this album is by comparing it to marmite! You either love it or hate it!

Good description. Most people seem to think it is a weak album. I happen to love the clearer vocals and simpler song structures. Almost like 80s pop in places.
Dreamwar_86 - 24.11.2013 at 09:55  
  I actually liked the album it's different but hey it's still good
taurren - 28.07.2014 at 19:21  
Rating: 4 Shit album name for shit album...
FinnRommi - 27.08.2014 at 22:06  
Rating: 7 This album reminds me of Queen...This album is good but not great as Battle Metal or The Varangian Way.But i liked this album more than Stand Up and Fight...Strange huh?...

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