Brymir - Breathe Fire To The Sun

8.3 | 128 votes |
Release date: 6 April 2011
Style: Extreme folk metal


122 have it
15 want it

Chapter I: The Dream
01. Intro
02. Unconquerable
03. In Silence

Chapter II: A Path For Truth
04. A Free Man's Path
05. Burning Within

Chapter III: Remembrance
06. Withering Past
07. Cycle Of Flame
08. Ragnarök

Chapter IV: The Ravages Of An End
09. Retribution
10. Breathe Fire To The Sun

Additional info
Choirs by Joona Björkroth, Janne Björkroth, Markus Toivonen, Lari Takala & Lauri Hongisto
Flute & Clarinet on track 4 by Jussi-Pekka Björkroth & Eerik Hippi
Additional vocals on track 2 by Elmer Gullichsen

All orchestral arrangements and programming by Janne Björkroth
Concepts, chapter introductions, poems and texts by Jarkko Niemi
Arrangements by Brymir

Recorded, engineered and mixed at Rockstar Productions -studio by Lauri Takala
Mastered at Finnvox-Studios by Mika Jussila

Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp, photos by Terhi Ylimäinen
Logo designs by Christophe Szpajdel & Kris Verwimp
Layout by Janne Peltonen

Spinefarm Records

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06.08.2011 - 21:01
A staff guy...

Posts: 6064
From: USA

Fantastic album. A must have for all folk fans especially if you like Ensiferum, Tyr and Turisas...
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09.08.2011 - 22:08
Rating: 9

Posts: 365
From: Japan
Better than new Ensiferum in my opinion. Same genre for sure.
10.08.2011 - 12:45
Rating: 8
"The Quaker"

Posts: 1039
From: Hungary

Great album, though it's just too much Ensiferum imitation for me.
12.08.2011 - 10:08
Rating: 9

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

Now this is a refreshing album, wouldn't say its derivative of Ensiferum at all. In fact I'd take this over Ensiferum any time.
27.08.2011 - 08:36
Rating: 10

Posts: 12
From: USA
Was looking around for a while for some fucking awesome folk metal similar to Ensiferum and I found it, this album is amazing and a much have for any metalhead.
28.08.2011 - 09:13
Rating: 9
Garth Vader

Posts: 72
From: USA

Innovative, forward looking yet contemporary. Similarities to Ensiferum are definitely there, but a little more symphonic. I really enjoy the video for Retribution. Nicely done, Brymir!
Now I so clearly see how I have murdered me
02.09.2011 - 16:58
Baz Anderson

Posts: 13156
From: UK

Well, after all the Ensiferum references I was a little disappointed... but I'll give it another go later.
27.09.2011 - 00:39
Rating: 9

Posts: 55
From: Canada

Very good album. One of my recent favorites!
11.10.2011 - 08:33
Rating: 10

Posts: 110
From: Guatemala

For me, the best this year
and the best ive heard in a looooooooooong time \,,/
25.12.2011 - 20:25
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Written by R'Vannith on 12.08.2011 at 10:08

Now this is a refreshing album, wouldn't say its derivative of Ensiferum at all. In fact I'd take this over Ensiferum any time.

me too
05.01.2012 - 23:55
Rating: 8

Posts: 6913
From: USA

Can't believe this is a debut. Sweeeeeeeeeet.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
10.01.2012 - 23:20

Posts: 369

I know their former drummer, really great guy. Wanted to do his own shit tho'
These guys are pretty much copy cats from the sound laid down by Ensiferum, they started out as a Ensiferum cover band after all.
"Popbutikk med platt lyrikk
Skit vil ingen hava"
17.02.2012 - 15:07
Rating: 8

Posts: 16
From: Portugal

Quite a nice album actually if you're into the whole "northern" metal scene. Has moments reminding heavily of Ensiferum and the likes.
24.02.2012 - 12:45
Rating: 7

Posts: 379
From: Sweden

Fuck originality!

Seriously though, despite the obvious comparisons to Ensiferum and Turisas, I still think that Brymir manages to make thier own little twist to the subgenre. I especially like the more symphonic approach and the catchiness which made me headbang franticly at more than one occasion.
02.06.2012 - 06:03

Posts: 7383
From: Bahamas

One of the best debut albums I've ever heard! I'm loving the orchestrations, they make the music sound so epic!
09.07.2012 - 22:15
Rating: 10

Posts: 611
From: Brazil

I loooooove this album
Carry me to the shoreline
Bury me in the sand
Walk me across the water
And maybe you'll understand
20.08.2012 - 21:53
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

Definitely a brilliant debut album...found them randomly through the song "Ragnarök"
So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again

21.09.2012 - 07:23
After reading all the comments about Ensiferum I was really hoping not to hear these orchestrations :p I really can't get into the whole orchestra thing! I was expecting something like Falchion. Oh well the search continues
26.01.2013 - 22:16

Posts: 135

It was a good album ......
Very good composition ....
19.08.2013 - 02:33
Stunning Cactus

Posts: 237
From: USA

Some great music here. I feel as though the mixing isn't just right, which maybe it's just me, but I listened through some really nice headphones.

I enjoy the writing and the performance. I'd adore a sophomore album!
"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013

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