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2.81 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hold the Heathen Hammer High (4:50)
2. Tróndur í Gřtu (4:01)
3. Into the Storm (5:04)
4. Northern Gate (4:42)
5. Turiđ Torkilsdóttir (4:18)
6. By the Sword in My Hand (4:48)
7. Ride (4:59)
8. Hear the Heathen Call (4:40)
9. By the Light of the Northern Star (5:55)

Total Time 43:17

Bonus tracks on 2009 SE:
10. The Northern Lights (1:48)
11. Anthem (1:36)

Line-up / Musicians

- Heri Joensen / vocals, guitar
- Terji Skibenćs / guitar
- Gunnar H. Thomsen / bass
- Kári Streymoy / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Gyula Havancsak

CD Napalm Records ‎- NPR 294 (2009, Europe)
CD Napalm Records ‎- NPR 294 (2009, Europe) Digipack edition with 2 bonus tracks

Digital album

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TÝR By The Light Of The Northern Star ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

TÝR By The Light Of The Northern Star reviews

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Review by snobb
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2 stars Folk-metal band from Faroe Islands. Melodic combination of simple power metal and Nordic folk songs. Sounds unusual at the beginning, but very soon you will be bored. Musical formula isn't very complex, and musicians just use it again and again for each their song.

All album sounds as Helloween work, placed on Vikings land and reworked for local listeners. Each song is short metal folk ballade ( with great energy but very repetitive musical sound), or war song, adapted for metal heads. Possibly, could be a great soundtrack for pseudo-historical Viking battles movie. In all cases, Helloween (or Manowar, in US version) do it better.

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2 stars Tyr continues their viking raids. Sorry, could not resist this pun. But the viking clad Tyr is off course playing on this image. So does Enslaved and Einherjer too. Just as Bathory did twenty years ago. There are some diffeences though between those bands and Tyr. Tyr has gone down the comme ... (read more)

Report this review (#453565) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Sunday, May 29, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is an album that took me ages to get around listening to, but I mainly heard it as other mediums, i.e. in the keyboardist of my band's family car (her name is Cathy btw, just so I don't have t give her a long finger aching pronoun. This is her kind of music, folk metal with very catchy cho ... (read more)

Report this review (#293467) | Posted by arcane-beautiful | Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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