Stand Up and Fight (album)

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Stand Up and Fight
Studio album by Turisas
Released February 23, 2011
Recorded March–September 2010, Sound Supreme Studio, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Genre Folk metal
Power metal
Symphonic metal
Label Century Media
Producer Mathias Nygård
Turisas chronology
The Varangian Way
(2007)
Stand Up and Fight
(2011)
Turisas2013
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Stand Up and Fight is the third album by the Finnish folk metal band Turisas, released worldwide on February 23, 2011 through Century Media as a single disc jewelcase and two disc digibook.[2]

According to Nygård, the lyrics, (dealing in part with the 11th century Byzantine Empire) have a universal appeal and are applicable to the modern world. Musically, the band incorporated more progressive elements, as well as influences from such genres as the 1980s stadium rock. For the first time, real string and horn sections were used to record the album, adding to the dynamic sound.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The March of the Varangian Guard" - 3:51
  2. "Take the Day!" - 5:26
  3. "Hunting Pirates" - 3:43
  4. "Βένετοι! - Πράσινοι!" (Venetoi! - Prasinoi!) - 3:49
  5. "Stand Up and Fight" - 5:27
  6. "The Great Escape" - 4:51
  7. "Fear the Fear" - 6:13
  8. "End of an Empire" - 7:16
  9. "The Bosphorus Freezes Over" - 5:37

Bonus disc track listing[edit]

  1. "Broadsword" (Jethro Tull cover, audio bonus track)
  2. "Supernaut" (Black Sabbath cover, audio bonus track)
  3. "Acoustic Jam Session" (DVD content. A live in-studio recording of the band playing acoustic versions of The March of the Varangian Guard, Stand Up and Fight, To Holmgard and Beyond)

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. Stand Up and Fight review. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ "TURISAS: New Album Details Revealed". blabbermouth.net. December 17, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2010.