For their sixth studio album, The Lay of Thrym, delivers again classic melodic heavy and power metal to tell their Nordic tales. Of interest, however, at least to these ears, is the lessening of folk or native elements in the songs. Excepting the thematic content, and two songs (Konning Hans and Ellindur Bondi A Jadri) sung in native tongue, every song is some form of or blend of traditional power or heavy metal. This might make Tyr even more accessible to a larger international audience.
Fundamentally, stripping any viking or Nordic motif, Tyr is quite simply very good at offering melodic metal. Flames of the Free and Shadow of the Swastika offer significant power metal. Take Your Tyrant and the most excellent Fields of the Fallen blend melodic metal with genuine catchy accessibility. True to the lyrical themes, Evening Star and the title track are epic metal arrangements that rise with power. Ultimately, I found that I liked Tyr when they pursue pure melodic heavy metal as on the aforementioned Fields of the Fallen, but especially Hall of Freedom, a brilliant piece.
Tyr's The Lay of Thrym is solid material from a metal band in their prime. Why reinvent the wheel when you're playing what you want with such skill? The Lay of Thrym is great melodic heavy/power metal. Recommended.
Tyr's The Lay of Thrym is solid material from a metal band in their prime. Why reinvent the wheel when you're playing what you want with such skill? The Lay of Thrym is great melodic heavy/power metal.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]