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Release date: 3 June 2011
Style: Folk metal, Power metal


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01. Back Through Time
02. Shipwrecked
03. The Sunk'n Norwegian
04. Midget Saw
05. Buckfast Powersmash
06. Scraping The Barrel
07. Rum
08. Swashbuckled
09. Rumpelkombo
10. Barrett's Privateers [Stan Rogers cover]
11. Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid [feat. Ken Sorceron]
12. I Am A Cider Drinker [The Wurzels cover] [limited edition bonus]
13. You Are A Pirate [LazyTown cover] [limited edition bonus]

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Available in following formats:

- CD (Incl: Poster)
- CD LTD (Incl: Mediabook, poster)
- Black/Silver LP (Incl: Poster)
- Boxset (Incl: Pendant, poster)
- Boxset 2 (Incl: Bobblehead, mediabook, poster)

Guest review by
R Lewis

It's 2011, and the last thing you're expecting to see is a crew of pirates hunting Viking ships. Well, that's what Back Through Time offers. One of the most drunken bands of the scene, Alestorm, is back with a killer album!

Since from the first song, the title track, the band puts more attention and application into their riffs, making them more original and powerful, comparing to their previous efforts. Back Through Time's beginning reminded me of DragonForce for the first seconds, then Bowes' rough voice guided me back some centuries ago, against northern gods and enemy drakkars.

published 28.09.2012 | Comments (3)

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JÄY - 18.12.2010 at 10:48  
Rating: 9 Ah, overlooks bad vocals and lack of clever riffs...woo! cant wait!
Destructhor - 29.12.2010 at 00:30  
  Ahhh, I can't wait
regmighty - 28.01.2011 at 22:37  
  Man i love these guys! I really hope they shoot out another great album!!!!
FrozenJoy - 18.03.2011 at 22:25  
  I don't give a fuck if they don't use clever riffs, whatever... they're AWESOME!
Can't wait
Doc Godin - 20.03.2011 at 11:16  
  Well, they did improve with their 2nd album, maybe this will be another step forward.
Jack--- - 23.05.2011 at 13:16  
  Shipwrecked is fucking awesome!!
beyondtehdarksun - 23.05.2011 at 13:42  
Rating: 8 *WANT*
Vikcen - 23.05.2011 at 14:08  
Rating: 9
Written by Jack--- on 23.05.2011 at 13:16

Shipwrecked is fucking awesome!!

Yeah! haha =)
Andreas - 31.05.2011 at 14:06  
Rating: 9 I bought this one last Friday already in a regular record shop. They even said they had it one day before that.
tdeg - 03.06.2011 at 08:15  
Rating: 9 This is just a really fun album. Great hooks and often very funny lyrics. I know there's a lot of metal (really good metal at that) that addresses more serious topics and creates a more serious tone but there's still room for a band and an album like this one. Definitely a step forward for Alestorm.
Destructo - 04.06.2011 at 16:14  
Rating: 8 I thought this band was a joke at first when I heard their first album. Then I heard their second album, I thought these guys are talented enough, but let's see how long the joke lasts. But with their 3rd album, I am convinced that these scallywags are here to stay. An album chock-full of memorable riffs, funny lyrics and all-out piraty badassery....this is just perfect for having a rollicking good time !! And with that, I happily give this album an 8 (8.5 if MetalStorm would allow me).....enjoy ya grubby landlubbers !!! Ahoy !!!
moe5512 - 05.06.2011 at 21:46  
Rating: 9 I think this album is their best! \,,/
Evilquince - 06.06.2011 at 21:52  
Rating: 8 Expected a bit more, but it's still a great work. They had me at The Cider Drinker XD I'll give it a few more spins in any case, but I think Captain Morgan will remain my fav release from them.
beyondtehdarksun - 06.06.2011 at 23:33  
Rating: 8 Don't think so, they get better which each one! I can't stop listening to the "Norwegian"... where's my grog??
Sentenced Odiin - 09.06.2011 at 14:15  
Rating: 8 Is that Dani Filth on the track Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid as guest vocals??
Grum - 11.06.2011 at 04:38  
Rating: 8 I didn't much like Black Sails at Midnight so this was a bit of a surprise Shipwrecked is great and Death Throes of the Terrorsquid unexpectedly so.
Justicelust - 11.06.2011 at 13:42  
Rating: 8 I think i'm a pirate right now! because track 13 told me you are a pirate haha
Spanishkiller - 12.06.2011 at 23:30  
Rating: 8 Better than Black Sails At Midnight, worse than Captain Monrgan's Revenge
moe5512 - 14.06.2011 at 21:12  
Rating: 9 Anyone else that thinks that Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid is like "epic ensiferum" great and not just "alestorm/korpiklaani" great?
Sword_Chant - 16.06.2011 at 11:54  
Rating: 10 Death Throes of the Terrorsquid is by far the best. Liked the first three songs too. Definately a step forward in their discography \m/
beyondtehdarksun - 16.06.2011 at 17:33  
Rating: 8 It's all quite epic to me, in a Pirates-Of-The-Carribean way. BTW just submitted the MAGINIFICENT lyrics - gotta love their silly idea of Pirates vs. Vikings, and how they're mocking Swashbuckle.
Iron Nostarion - 28.06.2011 at 22:20  
Rating: 8 I've heard half the songs on this album on YouTube. So goddamn great.
I'll probably dump Mastodon for this in Sonisphere.
Vikcen - 03.07.2011 at 22:39  
Rating: 9 Fantastic album, very solid, and very fun! hehe, great folk metal from this people, yeah. By the way "The Sunk'n Norwegian" is awesome!!
Up pirates! haha
Milena - 01.08.2011 at 12:02  
Written by moe5512 on 14.06.2011 at 21:12

Anyone else that thinks that Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid is like "epic ensiferum" great and not just "alestorm/korpiklaani" great?

I do.
Cynic Metalhead - 28.08.2011 at 03:05  
Rating: 8 Indeed a Fantastic album!!!!!

Rum, Midget Saw and Shipwrecked are my personal favorites!!!!
Cynic Metalhead - 28.08.2011 at 03:16  
Rating: 8 "I Am A Cider Drinker" sounds me like a Flintstones theme or Am I going fucking crazy!!
DragonSavior X10 - 26.09.2011 at 01:01  
Rating: 9 Death Throes of the Terrorsquid proves that Pirates can be just as epic as Vikings.
R Lewis - 02.08.2012 at 20:32  
Rating: 8 And now, dear World, try to say "Metal is Sad"!!
Ellrohir - 21.08.2012 at 02:16  
  Cant help myself not to like almost every single track of this cheesy, yet glorious cover art...i think this will surely make way into my 2011 TOP

and Lazy Town metal ftw
Mdevil93 - 25.11.2012 at 20:18  
  Just saw them live last night. They definitely had the most energy out of any band there. Sadly this album was sold out.
Guib - 04.07.2014 at 02:20  
  I think that what I dislike the most about bands like Alestorm is that they could incorporate real pirate stories, or talk a bit of historical events and the likes, but they barely scratch the surface of a fascinating subject. Of course I'm not talking musically here, strictly lyrically. But there was pirates all over the world with different cultures, some with extraordinary stories that are very hard to believe, but instead they just stick to Booze, Petty Piracy, Finding Treasure and Sea Beasts (myths) and frankly, it gets pretty boring. Anyways that's my opinion. It doesn't remove anything from the music though, but nothing in the lyrics makes me wanna listen.
NMC123 - 06.01.2016 at 05:25  
Rating: 10 This album is too much fun to listen to.

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