Tyr
Valkyrja


4.0
excellent

Review

by Handerson Ornelas USER (5 Reviews)
October 12th, 2013 | 13 replies | 1,542 views


Release Date: 09/13/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An album not just for the fans of folk metal but for all the heavy metal’s listeners

0 of 1 thought this review was well written

Tyr is one of the most popular folk metal’s band, the style and lyrics of the band are about the vikings’ life, adventures, battles and viking mythology. It’s very difficult to see a discography as good as the Tyr’s discography in the actual world of metal. Valkyrja is not just another good album, but one of the best albums of the band, with a sound that all the heavy metal listeners will enjoy.

The album begins with the good “Blood of Heroes”, a common song of Tyr, similar to the songs of the other albums. The same way are tracks like “Hel hath no fury” and “Nation”. There is nothing different of the common songs of Tyr in this tracks, however, they are good songs with the same quality of Tyr’s music. If the other tracks of the album were similar to these tracks, with the same kind of song, Valkyrja will be just a common good album of Týr, but you can see in a lot of songs of Valkyrja, the evolution of the band.

“The Lay of love” is a ballad song, something rare in Tyr, the song has a strong melody, the participation of Liv Kristine increases the quality of the track that becomes, maybe, one of the best of Valkyja. “Fallen brother” is another important track with an incredible guitar solo, you can see very visible the evolution of the drummer and the guitarist, the both in their best shape. But the best characteristic of Tyr, and which are very present in Valkyrja, are the exciting chorus (specially in “Mare of may night”), the vocalist, Heri Joensen, sings these chorus with the strength necessary in each song and shows the viking’s feelings.

The album ends with the track that names the album, with a magic introduction, something hard to find in the actual music, the melody evolves with the music and close the album with another amazing guitar solo and an emotional chorus.

If you think that’s all, you are wrong, there are two bonus tracks, excellent covers of “Where eagles dare” from Iron Maiden and “Cemitery gates” from Pantera. The second cover is the best cover of Pantera that I have ever seen, Heri shows with his strong voice that he is a vocalist as incredible as the vocalists of the classics heavy metal’s bands.


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Valkyrja is one of the most powerful and beautiful listening experiences one could subject themselve...


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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2013



15990 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Pretty good album, and normally I don't care for this band. Review isn't very good to be honest, it doesn't have a lot of depth in terms of describing the music and what worked well/didn't work well. It would be hard for a reader to grasp what this sounds like if they had not heard Tyr before. Grammar was rather poor as well, but it reads like English is not your first language.

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Vakarian12
October 11th 2013



3576 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

review could use some more detail and error/spell checking. Nice to see this get a review though. Favourite album released this year.

Into the Sky, Blood of Heroes, Mare of my Night, Another Fallen Brother and Hell Hath no Fury are among their best songs.


Crysis
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2013



15990 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

From what I've heard of this band this is by far their best

demigod!
October 11th 2013



40970 Comments


eric the red!

but seriously i gotta check this, solid review pos

Asmodeuss1990
October 11th 2013



118 Comments


Honestly I feel like this is the best album they've ever made :P

Vakarian12
October 11th 2013



3576 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is their best, I think. It's alot more focussed and melodic then their previous stuff.

Eunuch
October 12th 2013



1036 Comments


How Far to Asgaard will always be their best.

ScuroFantasma
October 12th 2013



465 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

good to see this get a review. 'Into The Sky' is one of my favourites on the album. I agree with Crysis regarding the review, it needs some work.

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ikarus
October 13th 2013



559 Comments


album rules but eric the red is their best

Vakarian12
October 14th 2013



3576 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

aoty

SlMBOLlC
October 14th 2013



4456 Comments


wow only band where every album is their best must check

Vakarian12
October 14th 2013



3576 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes, you should.

ScuroFantasma
November 8th 2013



465 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The bonus tracks are unbelievably good



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