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The Lay of Thrym

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The story of King Thrym, who dared steal Thor's hammer "Mjollnir," may set the lyrical stage on Tyr's latest album, but it does not prevent them from covering more current topics like in the track "Shadow of the Swastika." The Lay of Thrym follows the path of the band's previous releases by uniting classic heavy metal riffs with impressive drumming, traditional melodies, and powerful choruses. The Lay of Thrym is a genuine Viking metal album that secures Tyr's hold on this genre.

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"One of the top pagan metal bands" --Revolver

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Flames of the Free
  2. Shadow of the Swastika
  3. Take Your Tyrant
  4. Evening Star
  5. Hall of Freedom
  6. Fields of the Fallen
  7. Konning Hans
  8. Ellindur bondi a Jadri
  9. Nine Words of Lore
  10. The Lay of Thrym


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 7, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • ASIN: B004SFIN4S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,553 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Brain Buff VINE VOICE on June 8, 2011
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This is yet another great album by Tyr. It's on par or better than the last album. Shadow of the Swastika is a great anti Nazi song, the two Faroese songs are great and shows Tyr keeping true to their more folk lyric based older material while showcasing plenty of original songs and melodies. The two bonus tracks that are Ronnie James Dio covers are pretty well done as well, and serve as a nice send off since Dio sadly departed to Valhalla.
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Tyr have created an excellent album once again. Musically speaking, most of this album resembles past songs like "Hold the Heathen Hammer High" and "By the Sword in my Hand". As usual there are a lot of Norse Pagan themes in their songs, although there are fewer traditional songs set to heavy metal than usual on this album. Lyrically speaking, there is a consistant theme throughout virtually all of their songs, and that is the idea of freedom from tyranny. I'm not saying that this has not been a theme in the past for them, but Tyr has without doubt set this as a theme for their entire album.

I decided to listen to this new album with an open ear from the start. In the past I had been surprised at how different the last album was compared to previous albums. At first I almost did not like it, but after I listended to it the second time I decided I liked it a lot. The same has been true for this album as well. I am especially fond of their second song, titled "Shadow of the Swastika". This song sets the record straight in no uncertain terms what they think about being accused of being Fascists, Nazi sympathizers, neo - nazis, and racists in general. It's basically one giant "F-you!" to all of those groups mentioned, which is something that I can appreciate on a personal level.

Overall this album is one of my favorites. If I have any criticism for it, it's that there were not enough traditional Scandinavian melodies in the album. They did put in 2 traditional songs, but they did not have the same impact as, say, Sinklars Visa did. For anyone who is a fan of Tyr's previous albums I would highly recommend this one. They continue to deliver a unique sound in the Vking Metal genre where you find mostly Death Metal bands and Black Metal bands who, although excellent, seem less connected with their traditional Scandinavian heritage than Tyr.

"May Thor's example guide my actions, and Odin's wisdom guide my journey"
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By Michael Hardy on February 10, 2013
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After Iron Maiden I pretty much gave up on metal because the growling "screamo" vocals took over, and I simply can't stand them. Discovering Tyr has been a joy -- once again there is new music being made with a singer who can sing.

The songs on this album are strong -- the best are "Take Your Tyrant," "Fields of the Fallen," "Evening Star" and "Hall of Freedom." If you like powerful music, intelligent lyrics and vocals you can understand without reading the lyric sheet, this album is worthy of your consideration.
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This is a pretty straight-forward album for Tyr. It took me a few listens before I decided that I liked it--then it became my work-out music for a solid two months. Some of the lyrics make me chuckle, which probably isn't what the band intended, but how else are you supposed to respond to "kiss my Scandinavian ass"?

My favorite song is "Evening Star." It's a surprisingly nice ballad from our beloved Faroese warriors.
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One of the great Folk/Viking/Pagan Metal bands of our time. A great addition to any fellow Heathen, I always felt like I was born in the wrong time period, but these guys know how to bring you back with their music
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I've been a heavy metal enthusiast for over 20 years and this is hands down one of the best heavy metal albums I have ever listened to. Every song is sheer power that will energize and inspire you at a deep level and send chills down your spine - especially if you're a believer in the Æsir. The entire album is well written and masterfully executed.
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The Lay of Thrym is the sixth album from the modern day Vikings in Tyr. The Faroe Islanders have been quite visible of late, with a steady stream of albums, various pagan-themed tours and even an appearance at the ProgPower USA festival. Instead of taking it easy, Tyr jumped right back in with another offering of progressively-inclined folk metal.

You can tell right from the start, with the catchy "Flames of the Free," that the band is going for a somewhat more accessible sound (in other words: catchier, but less progressive) with this album. Tyr sounds a lot less like Borknagar/Vintersorg and a lot more like Falconer this time around, with an almost power metal approach. That's in keeping with the whole folk metal sound, and Tyr does it really well. The melodic anthems "Take Your Tyrant" and "Hall of Freedom" are made for singing and stomping along. The songs sung in their native language also stand out, as they just seem more authentic somehow. The epic title track closes the album in style, with a rousing tale of Viking glory that's sure to have you raising your glass (or tankard of ale).

The Lay of Thrym is a totally enjoyable album, and one that will no doubt please the majority of Tyr's ever-growing fanbase. There is no real sense that the band is moving forward or really challenging themselves this time around, and progressive metal fans probably won't be as pleased with it, but that's easy to forgive when the results are so much fun to listen to.

Edition Notes - The limited edition version of The Lay of Thrym comes in a digipack and features two bonus cover songs, Black Sabbath's "I" and Rainbow's "Stargazer," which makes for a fitting tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio.
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