Eric the Red (album)

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Eric The Red
Eric the Red cover.JPG
Studio album by Týr
Released 27 June 2003
Recorded Jacob Hansen studio, Denmark
Genre Viking metal, folk metal, progressive metal
Length 1:00:22 / 1:10:35
Label Tutl Records
Producer Týr
Týr chronology
Ólavur Riddararós
(2002)Ólavur Riddararós2002
Eric The Red
(2003)
Ragnarok
(2006)Ragnarok2006
2006 Re-Release
2006 Re-Release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Lords of Metal (8.1/10)[3]
Metal Storm 9/10 stars[4]

Eric The Red is the second full-length album by the Faroese Viking folk metal band Týr. It was released on 27 June 2003 by Tutl.

The album is trilingual with Faroese and English as the predominant languages. The song Ramund Hin Unge is sung in Danish (specifically Gøtudanskt).[5]

The album was re-released on 24 March 2006 by Napalm Records with a new cover artwork and two additional tracks originally from a demo released in 2000.[6]

The original cover features a painting by Haukur L. Halldórsson titled The Ocean God.[7] The re-release album features cover art by Jan Yrlund.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Edge" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 7:44
2. "Regin Smiður" Traditional Traditional 6:08
3. "Dreams" H. Joensen H. Joensen 5:32
4. "The Wild Rover" (Irish Traditional Song) Traditional Traditional 4:12
5. "Stýrisvølurin" H. Joensen H. Joensen, Traditional 6:57
6. "Ólavur Riddararós" Traditional Traditional 4:36
7. "Rainbow Warrior" H. Joensen H. Joensen 5:28
8. "Ramund Hin Unge" Traditional Traditional 4:31
9. "Alive" H. Joensen H. Joensen 7:24
10. "Eric The Red" H. Joensen H. Joensen 7:42
Total length: 1:00:22

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Lords of Metal review
  4. ^ Metal Storm review
  5. ^ "Lords of Metal". Týr Interview. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Allmusic". Eric The Red. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Týr Official Website". Discography. Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2008.