Thursday, September 19, 2013

CD Review: TYR- Valkyrja(Released September 17th, 2013)Metal Blade Records

Please note:
I am not reviewing this as a reviewer for Metal Blade Records but merely as a fan, I have not been asked to review this by them, however I am doing it.

(From Band's Bio)

Valkyrja, the 7 full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives TÝR, is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an nameless Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Frontman and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.” 

There are many albums that come out within a year but there are few that get my attention like a new album from one of my favorite bands of all time like TYR do.

This is quite honestly(for me)like getting an early Christmas gift having them release an album and what an album it is. The vocals on this album alone are fantastic but then there is the fantastic music as well.

The video above has been played  so many times by me and the album stream that Metal Blade Records  had last weekend  I played it over 10 times over the weekend.
Amon Djurhuus Ellingsgaard is the NEW drummer for TYR as Kári Streymoy suffered an injury. Below is a statement from the band.
We regret to inform you that Kári Streymoy and the rest of the band have parted ways.

Kári suffered a back injury in 2008, and since then he has had some issues with his drumming. That is the main reason that the co-operation has been problematic for some time now, and we finally decided to part ways.

We want to thank Kári for his time in the band. It's been great to have you with us, we wish you the best of luck in the future and we hope you recover fully some day.

I do not have a favorite track on the album as this is just more incredible stuff from this band and they just keep getting better.
The video is from their album "Land"

Their cover songs are awesome as are the bands that they are covering as well Iron Maiden and Pantera are gods in the Metal Community and when great musicians play their music it is just that much better-this is fantastic stuff, folks.

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

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