A name uttered with fear
No smile, no tears
They'll crush your skull with a blow
And pile them in a row

The heart of Turisas was forged by four winds
In a smithy high up in the skies
On an anvil honour, with a hammer of blood
The Four Winds pounded

Battle Metal!
As the battle rages the dearest to you, you hold in your hand -
and stick in their lungs!

An iron gaze of a hawk
Out of sight they stalk
Their arrows cut the air an they fly
Death from the sky

Thunder in their eyes
A riding demise
Storming over the men on the field
Breaking their shield

Take this sign into your heart and be brave
Let it lead you to your glory or your grave
Today!

Hear me, my warriors
Soldiers from all the edges of the world
Let us join our forces
To an army, united

Four winds will guide us
The Heart of Turisas will lead our way
Our drums echo: Forward march
Our horns cry for victory

Boldest of them all
They've answered the call
Their arms were strenghtened by the work of their swords
They'll march till they fall

The heart of Turisas was forged by four winds
In a smithy high up in the skies
On an anvil honour, with a hammer of blood
The Four Winds pounded


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song got a far greater reaction than they were expecting when they wrote it.

    Warlord's policy is that they don't do bullshit fantasy about dragons and whatever because it has no substance, but the stuff he writes about is real and has meaning.
    RainbowDemonon October 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's what I was looking for:

    "A remake of "The Heart of Turisas" - a song we had already on our demo 2001. Even if the demo hasn't reched too many people compared to who'll be listening to this, it still would have felt kind of stupid to just clone that old song . Also, growling trough the whole song on the demo felt pretty boring and monotone to me, so on this we put in some clean(er) vocals on the verses.
    A pompous Turisas-hymn so to say."

    - metalstorm.ee/pub/…
    RainbowDemonon October 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed right there.

    Haha, maybe!
    headbang666on March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOne of the greatest metal songs i've ever heard, and by far my favorite Turisas song.
    Metallica4Deadon May 13, 2011   Link

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