Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

See Wishlist
How Far To Asgaard
 
See larger image
 

How Far To Asgaard

Tyr
1 Aug 2013 | Format: MP3

7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for 9.79 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Srl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
4:37
2
6:43
3
6:44
4
6:53
5
7:11
6
6:23
7
5:53
8
8:59
9
4:36
10
20:14

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Label: Napalm Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2008 Napalm Records Handels GmbH
  • Total Length: 1:18:13
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00DOOPMI4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,970 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alyson BAILES on 8 Jan 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
How Far to Asgaard is the first-ever album by the Faroese Viking metal group Tyr, and comes from a time when Heri Joensen was writing and playing for the group but not yet appearing himself as lead singer. Most of the tracks are sung by Pol Arni Holm who has a crystal-clear and somehow ironic delivery, and who puts across the Faroese text brilliantly in 'Ormurinn Langi', one of the CD's highspots. 'Ólavur Riddarrós' and 'Styrisvollurin' are reproduced from the group's first single and sung by Allan Streymoy, brother of the group's drummer Kari, who is clearly overstretched by the material and was quietly dropped after this disc. It's not just because of these personal differences that 'How Far to Asgaard' has a weird, familiar but not familiar feeling for anyone who has followed Tyr's more mature work up to their latest album (By the Light of the Northern Star). This first album has a wider, more experimental range of styles than anything produced later, including some frankly insane but exciting ranting in 'Mad Dogs of Desire' and 'Excavate'. Where it does lay firm foundations for the group's later achievements is in its passionate re-living of themes in Nordic folk and pagan culture, and in the drama, complexity and high technical level of Heri Joensen's music. All in all, the freshness and variety of this album make it a part of Tyr's work not to be missed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Green on 1 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
This timely re-release, of what I believe to be these Faroese metallers first album, shows just how far they've come in their 7 year/4 album career. Yes, it's a tad plodding and stilted in parts but you can definitely hear the unique vision these guys had when they started out- mixing Faroese folk melodies with a very clean, 'power metal' style- although it is definitely a bit stodgier sounding here, not quite the crisp and diamond-tipped beast it is today.
Some may argue that they haven't deviated far enough from this initial stab at epic, multi-layered and tuneful mid-paced metal, only improved the imagery and production, but if, like me, you are a sucker for this kind of stirring, building and yet crushing sound, it's a vital listen, showing the first quirky steps of a band that is very much an acquired taste.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By li Gneisti on 15 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
How far to Asgaard is the debut album of the Faroese band Tyr.
The first song, Hail to the Hammer, sets the mood perfectly. You are transferred back to the age of the Vikings, the age of Thor god of thunder. The album peaks with the bands version of the traditional song Ormurin Langi which has been sung in the Faroe Islands for centuries. The title track How far to Asgaard is an epic song about the Vikings journey to America (or Vineland as they called it). The album contains other great tracks such as The Rune, Sand in the Wind and The God of War.
How far to Asgaard is a powerful album and should be at home in any heavy metal collection. Who would have thought that the heirs to the crown of Black Sabbath would come from a tiny island nation in the North Atlantic?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category