It’s the long weekend (Canadian thanksgiving, baby), and it’s been a busy week. I may have been able to pump out the next section of the Omega’s Guide, but it would have been crap, even crappier than my poorly proofread last piece. So, instead here’s another metal band I thoroughly enjoy.
I present to you Turisas, purveyors of Battle Metal. Their music is a hybrid of folk metal, power metal, epic metal, and death metal, and is all awesome.
This first track is my favourite of theirs from their first CD: Battle Metal. It’s a roaring anthem to violence.
This second song is from their third CD: Fear the Fear. It’s has little more social commentary than their usual fare of vikings and war, but it’s great.
Here’s a strange one form their most recent CD: No Good Story Ever Started with Drinking Tea. Their newest CD isn’t as good as their others, but it’s more oriented towards stupid fun than the previous ones.
Finally, here’s a single that comes as a bonus track on certain re-releases of their second CD (sadly I can’t find the particular re-release on Amazon). It’s a cover of the Boney M song Rasputin, and is great fun on a CD that is otherwise very serious and very epic. (It’s an amazing CD, but should be listened to as a whole).