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Re: TÝR Hi 916kaden, These songs are good. I love the chorus melodies, but I have to say that for me the chord progressions are a bit simple-to-non-existant. Great video though, can you imagine "working" by spending the day trolling around in armour and playing guitar on a longship! (I am a history nut though, so maybe that's just me :D !)

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I'm dragging the rotting corpse of this thread up out of the frozen ground to expound once again my obsession with the first two albums by Tyr. 

I wrote a little bit about them in the Power Metal forum where I somewhat lamented their shift into a more fast-paced, trebly melodic power metal style. 

For me, their debut album with their first singer 'How far to Asgaard' and its follow-up - Heri's first on vocals - 'Eric the Red', and masterpieces of the folk metal genre and two of my all time favourite albums. The Faroese lyrics (and homeland of the band), the traditional folk melodies they use and the really unique cultural feel (albeit within the viking metal spectrum) all contribute to making these two albums classics. 

The melodies, the choruses, the anthems! 

Their middle period, where they became a lot more progressive on albums like 'Ragnarok', 'Land' and 'By the Light of the Northern Star' became progressively less interesting to me, and by the time 'The Lay of Thrym' came out with its trebly terribleness I was pretty much done with them.

I only checked out a couple of tracks from 'Valkyrja' and found that I was right (for my own tastes) not to have bought that album - the first I didn't buy :(

Like girlfriends past, it's no one's fault - we just grew apart and moved on with our lives...

 

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I´ve only had couple of their songs in my playlist, Evening star and Hold the heathen hammer high. I really like them both a lot. I did try to listen to the band more, but somehow as a whole i didn´t find it my cup of tea. It might be worth checking out the worth two albums i suppose, need to put it on my to do list. The problem with constantly experiencing, looking for and sometimes being force fed new music is that it gets harder and harder for a band to truely stand out and earn a spot in my music library.

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On 12/30/2016 at 7:26 PM, GrayscaleDawn said:

I´ve only had couple of their songs in my playlist, Evening star and Hold the heathen hammer high. I really like them both a lot. I did try to listen to the band more, but somehow as a whole i didn´t find it my cup of tea. It might be worth checking out the worth two albums i suppose, need to put it on my to do list. The problem with constantly experiencing, looking for and sometimes being force fed new music is that it gets harder and harder for a band to truely stand out and earn a spot in my music library.

I shudder at the thought of force feeding you, GrayscaleDawn, but I highly recommend the first two albums if you want off the grid viking metal that has a deeper meaning than the commercial power nonsense the band currently sees as their money-earner. 

'How Far To Asgaard' is a viking metal album from before they realised they could make money from music - therefore, excellent.   

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