The Lay of Thrym

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The Lay of Thrym
Tyr the lay of thrym.jpg
Studio album by Týr
Released May 27, 2011[1]
Recorded 2011
Genre Viking metal
Folk metal
Length 57:02
Label Napalm Records[1]
Týr chronology
By the Light of the Northern Star
(2009)
The Lay of Thrym
(2011)
Valkyrja
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Lay of Thrym is the sixth full-length album by the Faroese Viking/folk metal band Týr.[1] The name of the album comes from one of the best known poems from the Poetic Edda, called "Þrymskviða", "The Lay of Thrym". The band revealed the name of the album along with its release date on their MySpace page.[4] The cover artwork is by Gyula Havancsák.[5] This would be the band's last album with long-time drummer Kári Streymoy.

Track listing[6][edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Flames of the Free" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 4:17
2. "Shadow of the Swastika" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 4:23
3. "Take Your Tyrant" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 3:53
4. "Evening Star" Heri Joensen Danish Traditional, Heri Joensen 5:05
5. "Hall of Freedom" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 4:07
6. "Fields of the Fallen" Heri Joensen Terji Skibenæs, Heri Joensen 4:59
7. "Konning Hans" Danish / Faeroese Traditional Danish / Faeroese Traditional, Heri Joensen 4:28
8. "Ellindur bóndi á Jaðri" Heri Joensen Faeroese Traditional, Heri Joensen 3:55
9. "Nine Worlds of Lore" Heri Joensen Faeroese Traditional, Heri Joensen 4:04
10. "The Lay of Thrym" Heri Joensen Gunnar H. Thomsen, Heri Joensen 6:48
Total length: 46:00
Limited Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
11. "I" (Black Sabbath cover) Ronnie James Dio Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi 4:43
12. "Stargazer" (Rainbow cover) Ronnie James Dio Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio 6:19
Total length: 57:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1] TÝR: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed
  2. ^ Simms, Kelley. "About.com Review". About.com. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Monger, James. "Allmusic Tyr The Lay of Thrym review". Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ [2] TÝR on MySpace
  5. ^ [3] Hjules Illustration and Design (Gyula Havancsák) hjules.com
  6. ^ [4] Napalm Records