Eric the Red (album)

Eric The Red is the second full-length album by the Faroese Viking folk metal band Týr. It was released on 27 June 2003 by Tutl.

Eric The Red
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Studio album by
Released27 June 2003
RecordedJacob Hansen studio, Denmark
GenreViking metal, folk metal, progressive metal
Length60:14 / 70:25
LabelTutl Records
ProducerTýr
Týr chronology
Ólavur Riddararós
(2002)
Eric The Red
(2003)
Ragnarok
(2006)
2006 Re-Release
Eric the red re-release cover.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Lords of Metal(8.1/10)[3]
Metal Storm9/10 stars[4]

The album is trilingual with Faroese and English as the predominant languages. The song Ramund Hin Unge is sung in Danish (specifically Gøtudanskt).[5]

The album was re-released on 24 March 2006 by Napalm Records with a new cover artwork and two additional tracks originally from a demo released in 2000.[6]

The original cover features a painting by Haukur L. Halldórsson titled The Ocean God.[7] The re-release album features cover art by Jan Yrlund.[7]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."The Edge"Heri JoensenHeri Joensen7:44
2."Regin Smiður"TraditionalTraditional6:08
3."Dreams"H. JoensenH. Joensen5:32
4."The Wild Rover" (Irish Traditional Song)TraditionalTraditional4:12
5."Stýrisvølurin"H. JoensenH. Joensen, Traditional6:57
6."Ólavur Riddararós"TraditionalTraditional4:36
7."Rainbow Warrior"H. JoensenH. Joensen5:28
8."Ramund Hin Unge"TraditionalTraditional4:31
9."Alive"H. JoensenH. Joensen7:24
10."Eric the Red"H. JoensenH. Joensen7:42
Total length:60:14
2006 Re-Release Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
11."God Of War" (Re-Issue from Demo (2000))H. JoensenH. Joensen6:23
12."Hail To The Hammer" (Re-Issue from Demo (2000))H. JoensenH. Joensen3:49
Total length:70:25

CreditsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About.com review". Archived from the original on 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Lords of Metal review
  4. ^ Metal Storm review
  5. ^ "Lords of Metal". Týr Interview. Retrieved February 13, 2008.
  6. ^ "Allmusic". Eric The Red. Retrieved February 13, 2008.
  7. ^ a b "Týr Official Website". Discography. Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2008.