The last two concept albums "The Varangian Way" (2007) and "Stand Up And Fight" (2011) may have shown that the guys from Turisas definitely have more up their sleeve than the clichéd fighting turmoil of their debut "Battle Metal" (2001), black-red war paint and fur clothing. But Turisas 2013 are no longer the same band. The occupation carousel has turned three times. Not only because of this a fresh wind is blowing musically, also the theme of the concept album with a historical background is for the two founding members Mathias "Warlord" Nygård (vocals) and Jussi Wickström (guitar, bass) first of all through. Instead, some Turisas turn to surprisingly serious and socially relevant topics. So the album title is also the program in this sense. With "Turisas2013" the Finns have once again succeeded in producing a rather rough and spontaneous album, without having to do without details that have meanwhile become a favourite, such as choirs and orchestration. It is undoubtedly a position determination with substance. It remains to be seen whether all fans will follow this path.
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