Tyr are different from their contemporaries Finntroll, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, similar to Turisas (minus the course vocals), in that the vocal are cleanly sung, not harsh or screamed, or in the native language with a few exceptions (‘Grindavisan’, and ‘Fanar Burtur Brandaljoo’). Power metal twin guitar and the driving drums of ‘Blood Of Heroes’ will instantly appeal to ears of those who enjoy both European styles of metal. Manowar power chords strengthen the first couple bars to ‘Mare of My Night’. ‘Hell Hath No Fury’, as with ‘Another Fallen Brother’, charges forward in an anthemic delivery for the warriors going into battle. ‘The Lay Of Our Love’, a folk ballad duet with Liv Kristine from Leaves' Eyes is very well done with complimenting male/female tones.
Bonus tracks are faithful covers of (appropriately) Iron Maiden’s ‘Where Eagles Dare’, and ‘Cemetery Gates’ from Pantera. Nice job.