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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"
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.
My favorite song is "Evening Star." It's a surprisingly nice ballad from our beloved Faroese warriors.
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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I love this album. Although not as credited or as popular as By The Light of the Northern Star, it's still my favorite Týr album. It's definitely worth a listen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cade Beadles
I'm used to solid work from this band but this album is even better than usual. The overarching theme of resistance to oppression and tyranny with use of applicable lore was... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Owen M. Barnes
Item arrived as advertised and in the time quoted. I am satisfied with the item.Published 7 months ago by Martin P. English
This album will reach into your soul and melt it into a flood of energy and emotion in the most epic and manly way imaginable.Published 8 months ago by Zachary Greig
This particular album from Scandinavian band Tyr was a well needed surprise. Songs filled with vivid tales from ages past and music reminiscent of days gone by, I would recommend... Read morePublished 23 months ago by SGT Anthony S Armstrong