Release date: 11 November 2003
Style: Folk metal


8.4 | 239 votes


328 have it
30 want it

01. The Edge
02. Regin Smiður
03. Dreams
04. The Wild Rover
05. Stýrisvølurin
06. Ólavur Riddararós
07. Rainbow Warrior
08. Ramund Hin Unge
09. Alive
10. Eric The Red
11. God Of War [bonus]
12. Hail To The Hammer [bonus]
+ Regin Smiður [video]
+ Hail To The Hammer [video]

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Additional info
Re-released in 2006 with bonus tracks and new cover.

Faroe Islands: 2003 (2006 Re-release)
Genre: Viking Metal
Label: Tutl (Re-release Label: Napalm Records)

Vocals, Guitars: Heri Joensen
Guitars: Terji Skibenæs
Bass Guitar: Gunnar H. Thomsen
Drums: Kári Streymoy

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How would you find it if someone would come and tell you about a band from the Faroe Islands? I think obscure, that's how i felt when i discovered from where Tyr come from, but what i found more obscure was the fact that this band sounds so awesome! I' ve always considered viking metal as a genre that deserves to come from the countries of Northern Europe from where the almighty Vikings arose in the past and formed their own unique civilization and mythology simply because the past flows in their veins and they know how to express it in the most appropriate way. And this is what Tyr offer to the world of metal, some fabulous and heart-felt viking metal that won't disappoint the fans that are willing to cherish tales of the past through the blending of metal and traditional northern music!

published 02.11.2006 | Comments (16)

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Got Mayhem? - 13.06.2010 at 00:30  
Rating: 9 This is one chill metal album. The whole thing is just one comfortable, catchy, and melodic (in an original way too!) piece of music. Interestingly enough, I can see how someone else can disagree completely with how I just described it. Love or hate affair I suppose. But definitely worth at least one listen...
CrippledReverend - 29.01.2011 at 00:45  
Rating: 10 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 10
Originality: 9
Production: 10
CD Covers: 9

Best Songs:
01. The Edge
03. Dreams
05. Stýrisvølurin
09. Alive
Luneth - 29.01.2011 at 15:41  
Rating: 8 Great album from Tyr, but I prefer How Far To Asgard and By the Light of the North Star.
Aetherius - 02.11.2011 at 15:32  
Rating: 9 I like this album more and more over the past couple years I have had it!!
Viltharis - 09.12.2011 at 10:56  
Rating: 10
Written by CrippledReverend on 29.01.2011 at 00:45

Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 10
Originality: 9
Production: 10
CD Covers: 9

Best Songs:
01. The Edge
03. Dreams
05. Stýrisvølurin
09. Alive

I agree to almost everything you said - Regin Smiður will always be the best from this album.
HeathenHeart - 20.09.2013 at 10:06  
Rating: 7 I think they were still finding their 'sound' with this album, and were still a young band at the time. For me, half of the tracks are a bit dull and don't compare with some of the more memorable tracks. I really enjoyed 'The Edge' and I believe it to be one of Tyrs best album-starting tracks to this day. Some other favorites are Regin Smidur and Eric the Red. Overall, its a decent album but doesn't compare to their career from the Land album and onwards.

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