Land (Týr album)

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Land
Týr - Land.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEurope: May 30, 2008
US/Canada: June 10, 2008
GenreViking metal
Folk metal
Progressive metal
LabelNapalm Records
ProducerTýr
Týr chronology
Ragnarok
(2006)
Land
(2008)
By the Light of the Northern Star
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Lords of Metal8/10 stars[3]

Land is the fourth full-length album by the Faroese Viking / folk metal band Týr. It is a multilingual album with vocals in Faroese, English, Norwegian, Danish in Sinklars Vísa and Icelandic in Brennivín. It was released on May 30, 2008 through Napalm Records.[4] The album is based on Nordic folklore. The final track is a new version of the song "Hail to the Hammer" which originally appeared on a demo in 2000, and again on How Far To Asgaard in 2002.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Gandkvæði Tróndar"J.H.O. Djurhuus (1881–1948)Traditional Faeroese, arr. Heri Joensen4:10
2."Sinklars Vísa"Edvard StormTraditional Danish, Heri Joensen4:55
3."Ocean"Heri JoensenHeri Joensen, Traditional Faeroese10:07
4."Gátu Ríma"Traditional FaeroeseTraditional Faeroese, Heri Joensen5:38
5."Brennivín"Heri Joensen, Björn S. Blöndal (1893–1980)Heri Joensen, Traditional Icelandic4:58
6."Fípan Fagra"Traditional FaeroeseTraditional Faeroese, Heri Joensen5:49
7."Valkyrjan"Heri JoensenHeri Joensen, Traditional Faeroese, Edvard Grieg, Traditional Norwegian5:05
8."Lokka Táttur"Traditional FaeroeseTraditional Faeroese, Swedish, Heri Joensen6:02
9."Land"Heri Joensen, J.H.O. Djurhuus, HávamálHeri Joensen, Traditional Faeroese16:19
10."Hail to the Hammer"Heri JoensenHeri Joensen, Traditional Faeroese5:19
Total length:68:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Lords of Metal review
  4. ^ "Tyr Delay New Album, "Land," and Reveal Artwork". metalunderground.com. 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2008-04-08.