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5 stars Ragnarok is Tır's magnum opus. For the first time it seems like they get everything right and have the courage to leave some of the tired clichés that inhabit the world of folk metal, behind.

Divided in eight chapters, Ragnarok tells the story of the end of the world and it's resurface according to Norse mythology. This sets the mood for an intelligent viking metal album. As for the music itself, Tır reaches their peak as songwriters. Flawlessly seaming traditional folk song structure with progressive metal, they create a very melodic and innovative listen. Not every track is a song in it's own right though, a lot of songs are ambient and serve as an "introduction" to the main song. Highlights include Wings of Time, The Rage of The Skullgaffer and Lord of Lies. This is also the only Tır album of which the special edition features some very good bonus tracks. This edition is well worth the extra money On this record which has crystal clear production, Tır shows that they can really play their instruments. Again, the two guitar players really stick out, just listen to The Rage of The Skullgaffer, which only contains two guitars playing counterharmonics.

It's a shame that this is the creative highlight for this band. Then again, Ragnarok is an excellent addition to any music collection and a gem in an otherwise repetitive genre.


MeThos_valdroa | 5/5 |


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