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Týr - By The Light Of The Northern Star CD (album) cover




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2.77 | 20 ratings

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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 commercial route during the last albums. There are still a lot of metal in their sound. But strip away the metal and you find a hymn singing band with a lot of celtic and nordic folk music added to the sound. This sound is then again enhanced with blazing guitars, drums and bass in the same vein as Manowar. A lot of Manowar, in fact. Tyr is clearly operating in the same scene as Manowar. And that is in most people's books not a compliment. Not in my book, anyway.

It all comes down to quality. This album does have a lot of blazing guitars and noise, but not any really good tracks. It feels like Tyr is running on empty here and the art of good songwriting has deserted them as much as the fish has deserted their shores. Hence, this album is nothing more than half decent and a sure dust collector in my music collection.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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