From the Midst of the Battle

From the Midst of the Battle

Infobox Album
Name = From the Midst of the Battle
Type = album
Artist = Deuteronomium

Released = August 13, 2008
Recorded = Drum Forest Studio
Genre = Death metal
Length = 47:18
Label = Bullroser Records
Producer = Mikko Härkin & Deuteronomium
Reviews =
*Inferno Magazine: Rating|4.5|5
* rating-10|8.5 [ link]
Last album = Here to Stay (1999)
This album = From the Midst of the Battle (2008)
Next album =
Misc = Extra album cover 2
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"From the Midst of the Battle" is the third full-length album by the Finnish death metal band Deuteronomium, released in August 13, 2008 by Bullroser Records. During its release on the 34th week, "From the Midst of the Battle" peaked at number 11 on the Official Finnish Album Chart. [ Deuteronomium - From the Midst of the Battle] . Suomen virallinen lista.] The album was produced by Mikko Härkin (ex-Sonata Arctica, Mehida) and Deuteronomium.


On March 2008, Deuteronomium announced that they are recording a new album for the first time since 1999's "Here to Stay" -album. The album was recorded during Spring 2008 in Drum Forest Studio, and the album title was announced to be "From the Midst of the Battle". It was released by Bulroser Records on March 2008, and The album was pre-released in a special book cover digibook edition that will include the CD as well as a full live concert from their performance at the True Attitude event, Heinola, Finland, a studio diary, and a concert travel documentary of their performance at Elements of Rock, Switzerland. The album features such special guests as Christian Palin (Random Eyes), Oula Siipola (Lumina Polaris), Kristiina Holländer, Mikko Härkin (ex-Sonata Arctica, Mehida) and Claudio Enzler (Sacrificium). The last song of the album is a 17 minute epic featuring such special instruments as kantele. Warfare and battle are prominent themes on the album.


In July 24, 2008, several songs from the album were played at the established Finnish heavy metal music radioshow "Metalliliitto", and the radio host Matti Riekki commented: "I could announce this as one of the best albums of the year." [Riekki, Matti. [ Metalliliitto-lähetys July 24, 2008] , YleX] Several songs were also played on the Finnish "Radio Rock" station.

"From the Midst of the Battle" peaked at number 11 on the Official Finnish Album Chart in 34th week. The next week it was at number 16. Also in 34th week the album was on number 6 on Finnish rock music magazine "Rumba"'s Album Chart that lists the sales numbers of over 30 stores that specialize in selling records. [ Rumbalista] 34/2008.] Following the release, the band was featured in the Finnish heavy metal music magazine Inferno's issue #59, and the album scored 4.5 points out of 5 in the review, achieving commendations for the "killer riffs" and J.J. Kontoniemi's drum playing. Out of all the reviews in the magazine, only one other album achieved as high points. Inferno tulittaa: Deuteronomium. Inferno #59. 2008. Page; 70.]

On September 4, the biggest Finnish heavy metal music site "" chose "From the Midst of the Battle" for "Record of the Week" status. The reviewer gave the album 8.5 points out of 10 and wrote:

Track listing

#Fields of War (5:20)
#3:16 (4:00)
#Defending the Faith (4:13)
#Song of the Saved (2:07)
#Lost Indeed (3:44)
#Hail to the King (2:58)
#A Thorn Through Your Flesh (2:41)
#Holy War, Holy Violence (4:58)
#Tales from the Midst of the Battle (17:19)


* Miika Partala – vocals, guitar
* Manu Lehtinen – bass
* Kalle Paju – guitar
* Janne-Jussi Kontoniemi – drums


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