Tuesday, June 18, 2013

As I have mentioned before, I am trying to educate myself about metal music. This has taken me in some pretty interesting directions. Fairly recently I have started listening to Turisas, a Viking Metal band out of Finland. One song in particular I have grown to like is called 'The Great Escape'. The album it is on, Stand Up and Fight, tells the story of a group of Vikings who have joined the Varangian Guard. For those of you who aren't history buffs, the Varangian Guard was a group of Viking mercenaries who fought for the Byzantine Empire. In 'The Great Escape' a group of Vikings have received word from home that they are needed, so they go to the Emperor to get permission to go home.