I first heard Turisas on a Metal Hammer sampler album from 2007. This song is a sort of Russian / Folk Melodic Metal, I really liked it and it led me to find Folk and Viking Metal that I hadn't really checked out at the time. I think one of the bands that nudged me into the "genre". I did listen to some "Pirate Metal", but thats for next time!
Love me some galloping guitars.
Turisas - Rasputin
Turisas - Battle Metal