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3.08 | 13 ratings

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2 stars Týr's music consists of Progressive Metal mixed with traditional Faroese compositions with lyrics romanticizing vikings and the old Norse religion. Every creative thought in folk metal should be cheriched, so the time has come to review some Týr.

Týr's debut could be better. It suffers from uninteresting production and some boring songwriting. The most promising stuff are songs like Ormurin Langi, which is most loyal to the original song. Hail to the Hammer has become a fan favorite, but other than that the rest of the album is quite forgettable. Týr doesn't strive into new territories, they keep mainly true to the safe and overpopulated heavy metal genre.There are no exotic instruments, just your regular 2 guitars, 1 bass and 1 drum outfit. The real strength of the album is that it tries to create an atmosphere of long forgotten times were vikings roamed. And sometimes, they succeed. The musicianship is good, but in the future the musicians of Týr will eventually grow into very capable players.

It isn't a bad start, but it could be better. In future releases, Týr learns from their mistakes by embracing their traditional Faroese influences. On how far to Asgaard, Týr makes a lot of mistakes. But you have to start somewhere.

MeThos_valdroa | 2/5 |


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