http://battlelore.bandcamp.com/album/dark-fantasy Battlelore's second demo, it's even better than Warrior's Tale (imo) and also contains some songs which aren't featured on future releases. Also I'm surprised how different the demo versions of released tracks are.
Battlelore's first epic demo from 1999. You can listen it there for free but also able to support the band by buying the album in your file format of choice!
I used to listen to them so much, I finally rediscovered their music when I was looking through my hard drive and the memories of my teenage years came flooding back. Reading LOTR with Battlelore playing softly in the background, those were the days! I wish they could make another album, Kaisa's voice is so angelic.
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Ahh damn.. Taking a break...Well lets hope it doesn't take too many years. Luckily music makers tend to have hard-working souls and don't usually wont spend ages in the dark (trying to be optimistic here). Well you gonna be missed that's for sure