Release date: 27 May 2011
Style: Folk metal

Rating:

8.2 | 221 votes

Owners:

248 have it
53 want it


01. Flames Of The Free
02. Shadow Of The Swastika
03. Take Your Tyrant
04. Evening Star
05. Hall Of Freedom
06. Fields Of The Fallen
07. Konning Hans
08. Ellindur Bondi A Jadri
09. Nine Words Of Lore
10. The Lay Of Thrym
11. I [Black Sabbath cover] [bonus]
12. Stargazer [Rainbow cover] [bonus]

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Rating:
7.0
Faroese Viking metallers Týr don't seem like they want to take a break as they're back with The Lay of Thrym, not long after their previous effort By the Light of the Northern Star. Týr is (more like, was) one of those rare bands that has managed to create their own sound in a genre where most others just try to get their share out of the hype by following the genre's basic formulas. On the other hand, Týr had a distinct progressive touch, utilize no death vocals and managed to blend this progressive/heavy metal successfully with their traditional Faroese music. This, however, has started to change recently.

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published 04.10.2011 | Comments (4)

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Luneth - 03.03.2011 at 20:53  
  I want it now.
worm_is_gloaming - 03.03.2011 at 23:55  
Rating: 1 Source?

May is two months away from now. Nothing appeared in the news announcing this.
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 04.03.2011 at 00:55  
Rating: 8 There are news (seen it somewhere else on the net), they probably just haven't been processed here yet.
Valaskjalf - 19.03.2011 at 22:05  
Rating: 8 Really hope it will be better than their terrible previous album. Substituting all their trademark intricacies and progression for wider appeal was disappointing last time around.
sonnedre - 31.03.2011 at 14:26  
  I want it to be like Land or Eric the Red. I heard one piece from new album and must say that I liked it.
Zender 1.8 - 27.05.2011 at 09:53  
Rating: 8 In stores now!!
can't wait to get my copy :@
Evilquince - 28.05.2011 at 01:21  
Rating: 10 After 2 spins - this is damn amazing and powerful! In range with Northern Star. And these Dio covers at the end, there's no better way to end an album.
virtual-x - 28.05.2011 at 02:02  
Rating: 8 Bonus track, Black Sabbath cover "I" is great !
tdeg - 28.05.2011 at 21:02  
Rating: 8 I liked the album a lot and the two covers at the end were really great. I imagine "Shadow of the Swastika" will divide some people (not because of the "fuck nazis" message but just because of how explicit they're referencing what happened on the Paganfest tour) but I actually really liked it. For me, "Take your Tyrant" and "Nine Worlds of Lore" were the weak points especially the latter one. "Evening Star" on the other hand is really great and I hope that becomes a live staple. I might have rated it higher if some other releases this year weren't so strong (Septicflesh, Moonsorrow, and Primordial come to mind) but it's overall a solid record that should be definitely be checked out if you like viking-themed folk metal (or really hate nazis).
DevilishSong - 29.05.2011 at 05:54  
Rating: 8 I am not serious fan of this genre , but i like this album and i think their music is respectable.

P.S : I really hate the kids that give " 1 " to such a album like this , when see it appear on the top of the list temporary , cause they just gave 10 to 1th Album in the top 20 before , until now this retarded iranian " Dark Light " , just have won the prize of stupidity of the year!
The Benighted - 29.05.2011 at 08:57  
Rating: 9 Damn this album is catchy. I had Eric the Red a while ago, but I think this beats it for me. In general the quality of the songs is very consistent, and the production is very good as well.
Vikcen - 29.05.2011 at 15:05  
Rating: 10 My god, is very good, its best album in my humble opinion .
neonxaos - 31.05.2011 at 15:31  
Rating: 7 I'm not quite convinced yet. The first three tracks are killer - right up there with the best of their back catalogue, but the rest of the album is less charismatic to me. The songs seem sort of anonymous compared with the awesome power of Flames Of The Free in particular. I might warm to the whole thing after a few more spins, but it's not really doing it for me at the moment.
Vikcen - 31.05.2011 at 22:07  
Rating: 10
Written by neonxaos on 31.05.2011 at 15:31

I'm not quite convinced yet. The first three tracks are killer - right up there with the best of their back catalogue, but the rest of the album is less charismatic to me. The songs seem sort of anonymous compared with the awesome power of Flames Of The Free in particular. I might warm to the whole thing after a few more spins, but it's not really doing it for me at the moment.


Maybe the reason that you don't like it, is because this album is less progressive than the others .
neonxaos - 31.05.2011 at 23:13  
Rating: 7
Written by Vikcen on 31.05.2011 at 22:07

Written by neonxaos on 31.05.2011 at 15:31

I'm not quite convinced yet. The first three tracks are killer - right up there with the best of their back catalogue, but the rest of the album is less charismatic to me. The songs seem sort of anonymous compared with the awesome power of Flames Of The Free in particular. I might warm to the whole thing after a few more spins, but it's not really doing it for me at the moment.


Maybe the reason that you don't like it, is because this album is less progressive than the others .


Well, Heri did say that he formed Heljareyga to express his progressive side (because some fans - or maybe even some band members, I can't remember - had apparently told him that they did not like the progressive elements in Týr), and I have grown quite fond of the debut album of the same name, so you're quite right. I can't deny that The Lay Of Thrym is a competent album, but I can't recall any of the songs from the latter half of the album at all after listening to all of it four times, except Konning Hans, because it is in charmingly broken Danish. When I listen to the songs, I just kind of forget they're playing and zone out, and I'm not used to that with this band.
Vikcen - 02.06.2011 at 00:06  
Rating: 10
Written by neonxaos on 31.05.2011 at 23:13

Written by Vikcen on 31.05.2011 at 22:07

Written by neonxaos on 31.05.2011 at 15:31

I'm not quite convinced yet. The first three tracks are killer - right up there with the best of their back catalogue, but the rest of the album is less charismatic to me. The songs seem sort of anonymous compared with the awesome power of Flames Of The Free in particular. I might warm to the whole thing after a few more spins, but it's not really doing it for me at the moment.


Maybe the reason that you don't like it, is because this album is less progressive than the others .


Well, Heri did say that he formed Heljareyga to express his progressive side (because some fans - or maybe even some band members, I can't remember - had apparently told him that they did not like the progressive elements in Týr), and I have grown quite fond of the debut album of the same name, so you're quite right. I can't deny that The Lay Of Thrym is a competent album, but I can't recall any of the songs from the latter half of the album at all after listening to all of it four times, except Konning Hans, because it is in charmingly broken Danish. When I listen to the songs, I just kind of forget they're playing and zone out, and I'm not used to that with this band.


Umm interesting. Well, Still i don't have the album, but soon i will have a opinion more approximate when i have it finally.
R'Vannith - 03.06.2011 at 15:23  
Rating: 9 I've put off checking out this band for far too long. Solid, catchy album with excellent lyrics, what more can you ask for?
Vikcen - 07.06.2011 at 01:02  
Rating: 10
Written by worm_is_gloaming on 03.03.2011 at 23:55

Source?

May is two months away from now. Nothing appeared in the news announcing this.


My god, are you sure that you are a fan of Týr?
worm_is_gloaming - 07.06.2011 at 02:31  
Rating: 1
Written by Vikcen on 07.06.2011 at 01:02

Written by worm_is_gloaming on 03.03.2011 at 23:55

Source?

May is two months away from now. Nothing appeared in the news announcing this.


My god, are you sure that you are a fan of Týr?


I used to be. After listening to this album, I am not so sure.
Vikcen - 07.06.2011 at 16:25  
Rating: 10
Written by worm_is_gloaming on 07.06.2011 at 02:31

Written by Vikcen on 07.06.2011 at 01:02

Written by worm_is_gloaming on 03.03.2011 at 23:55

Source?

May is two months away from now. Nothing appeared in the news announcing this.


My god, are you sure that you are a fan of Týr?


I used to be. After listening to this album, I am not so sure.


Well, ok. Just surprised me so low rating by a fan like you. No problem =).
Array - 07.06.2011 at 16:27  
Rating: 8 To me the first 6 tracks sound a lot better than the rest of them. Anyone else with this thing?
Xunxurun - 08.06.2011 at 13:22  
  Amazing one!
JD - 09.06.2011 at 01:14  
Rating: 8 My favorite songs are :

Shadow Of The Swastika
Fields Of The Fallen
I
Stargaze
JÄY - 13.06.2011 at 12:01  
Rating: 9 It does pain me to see this release rated lower than the last, as it sounds much better to me
JD - 14.06.2011 at 19:17  
Rating: 8 I'm definitely gonna vote for I [Black Sabbath cover] as the best cover song in 2011.
Aetherius - 22.06.2011 at 10:38  
Rating: 8 Good album!
Vikcen - 04.07.2011 at 23:41  
Rating: 10 My god, outstanding melodies, all the songs with catchy choruses, an album that gives you very "buen rollito", perfect production, a fantastic rythm (by the way, this drummer is a master) with a really very good execution, what more you can ask? yes, the voice is awesome!! a fantastic work, yeah!

In my oppinion the power metal album of this year so far. By the way, really great covers on this record, specially the spectacular "Stargazer" .


ravendeath - 18.07.2011 at 01:11  
Rating: 8 Rainbows cover is very good, but the rest of the album it's so, so...
Destructo - 05.08.2011 at 18:36  
Rating: 9 On first listen - What's so great about this ? I will give this a 5.
On 2nd listen - Holy shit....I can't believe how good this is....this is definitely a 9 (an opinion I haven't changed after even 10+ listens)

This is definitely one of the best albums of 2011 without a doubt !!!
Rulatore - 18.08.2011 at 19:13  
Rating: 4 This album quite sucks, too generic, the only track that I liked was The Shadow of the Swastika, I'm giving 4 because I like this band... and I didnt enjoyed the middle-east-themed-lyrics everytime screaming for freedom or such, but this is my opinion.
Fredd - 29.08.2011 at 05:31  
Rating: 8 Quite a good album. I would give it a 7 but because of the Arab Spring-themed lyrics, I'll make it 9.
BeastOfMetal456 - 31.08.2011 at 02:31  
 
Written by Fredd on 29.08.2011 at 05:31

Quite a good album. I would give it a 7 but because of the Arab Spring-themed lyrics, I'll make it 9.

The lyrics are very good. I'll vote it 10 anyways. Best album I've heard in a long time.
JD - 31.08.2011 at 12:51  
Rating: 8
Written by Fredd on 29.08.2011 at 05:31

I would give it a 7 but because of the Arab Spring-themed lyrics

Really? In what songs? I've heard this one like 6 times, but I didn't notice anything.
Fredd - 02.09.2011 at 15:01  
Rating: 8
Written by JD on 31.08.2011 at 12:51

Written by Fredd on 29.08.2011 at 05:31

I would give it a 7 but because of the Arab Spring-themed lyrics

Really? In what songs? I've heard this one like 6 times, but I didn't notice anything.

"take your tyrant" is influenced by the revolutions, maybe. but anyway, i just said that to spite rulatore
NocturnalStalker - 10.01.2012 at 16:59  
  I was greatly disappointed after listening to first few songs, but the second half of the album changed my opinion. This is quite a good album. Definitely not as good as its predecessors, but still worth listening to. For me the real highlights were the last two songs, and two songs with Danish lyrics are also very good.

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