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Release Date:
8th March 2019
Record Label:
Metal Blade Records
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Catchy, a word that describes their music for a very big part. Traditional folk elements, sing a long refrains combined with power metal riffs and melodic twin guitar pieces are the main ingredients again. 

TýR did it again, the opening track sets the high standard for the entire album. ‘Gates Of Hel’ has great guitar riddles, the rasping voice of Heri combined with the clean gang singing marks their style. The catchy refrain finishes it. The songs are packed with neoclassical guitar solos and Maiden licks. Two songs sound very etnic and are tracks in their native language.  It is traditional folk all the way in ‘Ragnars kvæði’ and ‘Álvur kongur’, these two songs are the softest ones. Other tracks like ‘Garmr’ and ‘Downhill Drunk’ are more uptempo and for the sing a long fans a track like ‘Far From The Worries Of The World’ is grist to the mill. In ‘Empire of the North’ the tempo increases half way to speed metal intensity. The catchy melodies throughout the album see to it that there isn’t a moment you get tired of this style.

Fans of the band know what to expect, a combination of power metal, viking metal and folky elements in a catchy package.


01. Gates of Hel
02. All Heroes Fall
03. Ragnars kvæði
04. Garmr
05. Sunset Shore
06. Downhill Drunk
07. Empire of the North
08. Far from the Worries of the World
09. King of Time
10. Fire and Flame
11. Against the Gods
12. Songs of War
13. Álvur kongur

Playing Time: 69:00

Heri Joensen – Zang, gitaar
Attila Vörös – Gitaar
Gunnar “Gunz” H. Thomsen – Basgitaar
Tadeusz Rieckmann – Drums

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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