Stand Up and Fight
TURISAS

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

TURISAS - Stand Up and Fight cover
4.27 | 11 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2011

Filed under Symphonic Metal

Tracklist

1. The March of the Varangian Guard (3:51)
2. Take the Day! (5:26)
3. Hunting Pirates (3:43)
4. βένετοι! - πράσινοι! (3:49)
5. Stand Up and Fight (5:27)
6. The Great Escape (4:51)
7. Fear the Fear (6:14)
8. End of an Empire (7:16)
9. The Bosphorus Freezes Over (5:37)

Total Time 46:14

Line-up/Musicians

- Mathias D.G. "Warlord" Nygård / Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
- Jussi Wickström / Guitar
- Hannes "Hannu" Horma / Bass
- Tuomas "Tude" Lehtonen / Drums, Percussion
- Olli Vänskä / Violin
- Netta Skog / Accordion

About this release

Full-length, Century Media, February 23rd, 2011

Release Dates:
Finland/Japan: February 23rd, 2011
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: February 25th, 2011
Europe/UK: February 28th, 2011
Australia/NZ: March 4th, 2011
North America: March 8th, 2011

Bonus tracks for Japan:
10. Battle Metal (2008 Version)
11. Rasputin
12. Supernaut (Black Sabbath cover)
13. Broadsword

Limited edtion bonus CD:
01. Broadsword [Jethro Tull cover]
02. Supernaut [Black Sabbath cover]
03. The March Of The Varangian Guard [Acoustic version] (Video)
04. Stand Up And Fight [Acoustic version] (Video)
05. To Holmgard And Beyond [Acoustic version] (Video)


Thanks to UMUR for the addition and adg211288 for the updates

TURISAS MP3, Free Download/Stream

No TURISAS MP3s available for streaming.

Buy TURISAS - STAND UP AND FIGHT music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Showing all 13 items | Price may be different, data is cached, expiring in 24h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Stand Up & FightStand Up & Fight
Century Media 2011
Audio CD$8.00
$8.36 (used)
Stand Up and FightStand Up and Fight
Import
Jvc Japan/Zoom 2011
Audio CD$30.09
$17.84 (used)
Showing 2 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & TURISAS music

TURISAS STAND UP AND FIGHT reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

adg211288
Stand Up and Fight is the third full-length album by the Finnish symphonic folk metal band Turisas, released in 2011, four years after their previous offering, the highly regarded The Varangian Way. Sound wise at first listen it would seem that not much has changed within Turisas since the last album, delivering more of the same. That would be just fine, since more of the same is very highly appreciated as far as this band is concerned! However on further listens back to back with The Varangian Way is becomes apparent that prominently Stand Up And Fight is much more of a symphonic metal album than a folk metal album. It is true that Turisas has always delivered folk metal in a highly symphonic way, but here it is to the point that some parts of Stand Up and Fight have a Rhapsody of Fire like quality to them, which results in a metal album of really epic proportions. It still has folk in it, by this time symphonic influence has come to the fore.

Opening the album is The March Of The Varangian Guard. An instant highlight of the album, it’s quickly apparent that Stand Up and Fight is the work of a band at the top of their game and the reprise of the chorus of To Holmgard and Beyond, a song from The Varangian Way, as the bridge of the song is sure to bring smiles to the faces of fans of the previous album, even if it is delivered in spoken word rather than sung this time around. Other than this the album is full of excellent tracks and the quality never takes a dive throughout the albums nine track duration. There are of course more true highlights, not least of these is the album’s title track, which has lyrics that are highly addictive and inspire me to listen to the track many many times. The true gem of the album however has to be the album’s longest track, End Of An Empire, which is where the band get so symphonic and epic than acts such as Rhapsody of Fire ought to be taking notes. Musically epic, the song also has a prominent progressive quality to it, you can hear that there’s a lot going on in this track. Vocalist Mathias Nygård delivers some truly exceptional vocals here that really fit the mood.

Nygård really delivers vocally throughout the album though. Like on The Varangian Way he varies his vocals between cleans and some harsher screams, though these are used sparingly and tastefully throughout. A good thing, because his cleans are really epic and suit Turisas’ music the best but when his screams arrive they really cause some punch in the air moments.

Other really great songs include Hunting Pirates (I can’t help think of Turisas in all their Viking glory chasing down Alestorm in some sort of sea bound chase when listening to this song, though mainly because off the title) and The Great Escape. I think that the only track that doesn’t capture me as much as the rest of the album is its closer, The Bosphorus Freezes Over. Maybe it’s because it has to keep me interested straight away after the epic piece that was End of an Empire but it’s also because the majority of the vocal is spoken word and when it isn’t its choir vocals instead and while the choir vocals work very well throughout the majority of Stand Up and Fight, here they don’t quite do it for me. I enjoy the track to a point, and it uses symphonic elements really well to close the album in a nice epic fashion, but it’s a mid-paced affair that seems almost out of place at times and is the only reason I can’t give the album a perfect score.

Overall though I’m very highly impressed by Stand Up and Fight. It’s actually the first album from Turisas that has really caught my attention but it’s firmly placed the band in high regard with me and I certainly won’t be overlooking them again. A highly recommended album for fans of folk and symphonic metal alike.

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven)

Members reviews

No TURISAS STAND UP AND FIGHT reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • NorseGangsta
  • RunninRyan
  • Nergal131
  • RunningRyan
  • Zombieman998
  • 666sharon666
  • cennsor
  • Wilytank
  • Anster
  • sauromat

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

Stand Up and Fight Contents

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Sad Wings Of Destiny Traditional heavy metal
JUDAS PRIEST
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Confronto / In Other Climes Metalcore
IN OTHER CLIMES
Buy this album from MMA partners
Cult of Steel Power Metal
LONEWOLF
Buy this album from MMA partners
Rage of Romance Symphonic Metal
RAGE OF ROMANCE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Chosen Path Hardcore and crust
DIE YOUNG
Buy this album from MMA partners
Die Young / Confronto Hardcore and crust
DIE YOUNG
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

Why
EMBERSLAND
misschuckiny· 6 hours ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online