By the Light of the Northern Star

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By the Light of the Northern Star
By the Light of the Northern Star.jpg
Studio album by Týr
Released May 29, 2009
Recorded Early 2009 at Kris-Stuff Studio. [1]
Genre Folk metal, progressive metal
Length 43:17
Label Napalm Records
Producer Heri Joensen, Kári Streymoy
Týr chronology
Land
(2008)
By the Light of the Northern Star
(2009)
The Lay of Thrym
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth 8.5/10[4]

By the Light of the Northern Star is the fifth full-length album by the Faroese folk metal band Týr. It was released on May 29, 2009 through Napalm Records.[5] The cover artwork is by Gyula Havancsák.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hold the Heathen Hammer High" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 4:50
2. "Tróndur Í Gøtu" Faroese Traditional, Joensen Faroese Traditional 4:01
3. "Into the Storm" Joensen Faroese & Norwegian traditional, Joensen 5:04
4. "Northern Gate" Joensen Joensen 4:42
5. "Turið Torkilsdóttir" Faroese Traditional Faroese Traditional 4:18
6. "By the Sword in My Hand" Joensen Swedish & Finnish Traditional 4:48
7. "Ride" Joensen Faroese & Irish Traditional, Joensen 4:59
8. "Hear the Heathen Call" Joensen Faroese Traditional, Joensen 4:40
9. "By the Light of the Northern Star" Joensen Faroese & Norwegian traditional, Joensen 5:55
10. "The Northern Lights" (Limited Edition Only)   Norwegian Traditional, Joensen 1:48
11. "Anthem" (Limited Edition Only)   Petur Alberg 1:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Heri Joensen - Vocals, guitar, production
  • Terji Skibenæs - Guitar
  • Gunnar Thomsen - Bass
  • Kári Streymoy - Drums, production
  • Jacob Hansen - Mixing
  • Mika Jussila - Mastering
  • Gyula Havancsák - Artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TÝR: New Song Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth. April 1, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "About.com Tyr By the Light of the Northern Star Review". Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "AllMusic By the Light of the Northern Star review". Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Aligoslu, Scott. "Tyr By the Light of the Northern Star Blabbermouth review". Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ "TÝR: Icelandic TV Performance Available". blabbermouth.net. May 5, 2009. Archived from the original on September 12, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Hjules Illustration and Design". Retrieved February 24, 2016.