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Týr: Valkyrja

Týr are one of those solidly dependable bands who never let anyone down. Take away the superfluous covers of Iron Maiden's "Where Eagles Dare" (although it's a pretty good cover) and Pantera's "Cemetery Gates" (somewhat inessential) and you've got a very solid album. Vocalist Heri Joensen delivers another fine performance throughout – he really is very underrated and as is their wont the band perform in both English and their native Faroese.

"Grindavísan" is sung in Faroese and is great although I have no understanding of what the song is about but I'm sure it is epic and about honour, being heroic etc and all the while the guitars of Terji Skibenćs cut a powerful swathe through the rhythms of George Kollias and bassist Gunnar Thomsen. Týr can do all forms of Euro metal from power, to folk (ish) to thrash which is why they and their albums never get boring and Valkyrja is another fine addition to their canon.

Track listing:
01. Blood of Heroes
02. Mare of My Night
03. Hel Hath No Fury
04. The Lay of Our Love
05. Nation
06. Another Fallen Brother
07. Grindavísan
08. Into the Sky
09. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóđ
10. Lady of the Slain
11. Valkyrja
12. Where Eagles Dare
13. Cemetery Gates

Added: September 4th 2013
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
Hits: 1707
Language: english

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