Power of Metal.dk Review

The Lay of Thrym
Style: Viking Metal
Release date: 27 May, 2011
Playing time: 45:58

When Týr released their previous record, By the Light of the Northern Star, it was clear theat the band was focusing more and more on technique and hits, in other words that they were stretching their style towards an always growing core of fans.

I tend to be sceptical when a band grows too fast; the zone of comfort is usually quickly reached and from there the popularity of a band can hold for a while or the band can become boring quite fast. Therefore I was a bit sceptical when I first got to hear The Lay of Trym. Fool me!

The album witnesses of Týr's characteristic energy, contaminating choir singing, with an emphasis on the band's interest I suppose they have for technical prowesses and their ability to perform so. The album's compos are more progressive than before; there's much to discover from one listening to the next, the style is more settled than before, more independent.

The Lay of Trym shows that Týr is a band to follow and praise the achievements of.

01. Flames of the Free
02. Shadow of the Swastika
03. Take Your Tyrant
04. Evening Star
05. Hall of Freedom
06. Fields of the Fallen
07. Konning Hans
Ellindur Bóndi Á Jadri
09. Nine Worlds of Lore
10. The Lay of Thrym
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 5 July, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/tyr1