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Tyr

Black Sabbath Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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1. Anno Mundi (The Vision)
2. The Law Maker
3. Jerusalem
4. The Sabbath Stones
5. The Battle Of Tyr
6. Odin's Court
7. Valhalla
8. Feels Good To Me
9. Heaven In Black

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The 1990 Release from the Goth Heavy Metal Kings was Originally Released in the Us on Irs Records. The Sound on this Album is Darker and More Glim Than Ever and features Tony Martin in the Lead Singer's Position and the Late Cozy Powell on Drums.

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Yep, it doesn't have much to do with Ozzy-era Sabbath, so if that's all you're looking for, you can pretty much disregard it.
But if you like a wider palette of metal, this is really a great disc. The opening four songs are all top notch metal and cover a pretty wide territory. Anno Mundi may be the most 'progressive' song Sabbath ever did. The Lawmaker is fast, has a killer chorus riff, and sounds a lot like something off of Holy Diver, actually. And The Sabbath Stones is a classic, with a pure doom riff changing to a fast triple time outro.
There's a silly little synth orchestration in the middle, then you get another killer pair, the quiet, pretty Odin's Court flowing directly into Valhalla, which is upbeat and almost anthemic, with a catchy chorus you'll scream along too.
Surprisingly good production and high re-listenability value; I've got a lot of spins out of the disc and still enjoy it a lot. More than anything it reminds me of Savatage in the Zak Stevens years, so if you like that kind of metal, definitely check this out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Enough Effort June 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
Its not the soraing Sabbath sound under Ronnie James Dio, nor is it the blues-crunching style under Ozzy Osbourne. Tony Martin, however, shows that he is a good vocalist with this effort. One of the more under-rated efforts - given that Tony Iommi is the only original member of the band left - but its well worth the spin nonetheless. Anno Mundi is one of the most interesting tracks on the album, as is the single Feels Good to Me. With the epic run-in of The Battle of Tyr/Odin's Court/Valhalla, Sabbath shows some amazing capability to transform their sound into something a little different. Cozy Powell's drumming gives the band a Whitesnake type of feel - but its a good thing. An excellent change of pace for Sabbath - and worth the pennies you'll spend on it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Iommi always write good songs and he didn't let me down on this record, the songs f'ckin rips, Tony Martin sings really good, and as I told you the songs kicks ass, in my mind there are not a weak track, I remember a couple of years ago when I played it in my car when I was going to work, 6 a clock in the morning and Anno mundi comin out of the speakers, the hair on arms just stands, it was really a great musical moment for me.
And I love this record as just as much now.
5/5
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First off, let's get this out of the way...as you should know, this is not an Ozzy with Sabbath album. In fact, it's not even any of the original Black Sabbath members besides Tony Iommi. So sure, maybe this should have a different name than Black Sabbath but that doesn't automatically make this a bad album no matter how you look at it. The album starts out with the epic track, "Anno Mundi" (my personal favorite track on the album) which greatly shows vocalist Tony Martin's incredible ability. The tracks that follow keep the intesity especially the powerful "Law Maker" as well as "Valhalla"; both of those tracks are extremely catchy and will be stuck in your head after a few listens. Most incredible about this album though, more important than the catchy lyrics, would be the incredible musicianship. Tony Iommi, as always shows such innovative guitar work and Cozy Powell's drumming is stellar. The keyboard and bass are incredible as well, and Tony Martin's vocals on this CD prove how truly under rated that he is. The only downside is that this CD for the most part does not sound like Black Sabbath, and Sabbath purists may be disapointed by this. The whole gothic sound of the group is pretty much gone from Tyr. Tyr sounds more like an Iron Maiden album than a Black Sabbath album, but that doesn't take away the fact that this is an awesome listen. On top of this, the album is very cheap and well worth the few bucks. Open minded metal fans, this is a great addition to your collection.
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First off, let's get this out of the way...as you should know, this is not an Ozzy with Sabbath album. In fact, it's not even any of the original Black Sabbath members besides Tony Iommi. So sure, maybe this should have a different name than Black Sabbath but that doesn't automatically make this a bad album no matter how you look at it. The album starts out with the epic track, "Anno Mundi" (my personal favorite track on the album) which greatly shows vocalist Tony Martin's incredible ability. The tracks that follow keep the intesity especially the powerful "Law Maker" as well as "Valhalla"; both of those tracks are extremely catchy and will be stuck in your head after a few listens. Most incredible about this album though, more important than the catchy lyrics, would be the incredible musicianship. Tony Iommi, as always shows such innovative guitar work and Cozy Powell's drumming is stellar. The keyboard and bass are incredible as well, and Tony Martin's vocals on this CD prove how truly under rated that he is. The only downside is that this CD for the most part does not sound like Black Sabbath, and Sabbath purists may be disapointed by this. The whole gothic sound of the group is pretty much gone from Tyr. Tyr sounds more like an Iron Maiden album than a Black Sabbath album, but that doesn't take away the fact that this is an awesome listen. On top of this, the album is very cheap and well worth the few bucks. Open minded metal fans, this is a great addition to your collection.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is as bad as it gets
Without a doubt, this is the worst album ever to bear the mighty Black Sabbath name. 'Feels Good to Me' was an extremely poor choice as a single. Read more
Published on March 27 2004 by Johny Bottom
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful work
This album is pure heavy metal!!! Tony Martin, Tony Iommi, Cozy Powell and Neil Murray gave the best of them to this album that has nine excellent songs. Read more
Published on March 17 2004 by Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Get over it Ozzy's loss
People .TYR is a Progressive Metal album with one of Rock's unrecognized giant on vocals: Tony Martin. Read more
Published on March 8 2004 by gone
4.0 out of 5 stars Viking Sabbath? Hell Yeah!
The opener Anno Mundi is brilliant. This is my favorite song on the album. The poetic lyrics are sung with a passion. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2004 by Joseph Adams
2.0 out of 5 stars Flashes of Greatness
Just flashes. Anno Mundi (4/5) being the best song here and what a great kick-off. The Sabbath Stones (3. Read more
Published on Feb. 4 2004 by William Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Are you Kidding!?
Look guys, I appreciate the real Sabbath fans trying to be objective about this but you are praising one big pile of ish! This album, for all intents and purposes, is horrible. Read more
Published on Dec 8 2003 by Doomantra
4.0 out of 5 stars Less devil, but more fulfilling
More melodic and diverse than "Headless Cross", but no less heavy, TYR reveals a more suitable musical setting for Tony Martin's strong melodic vocals and is a refreshing diversion... Read more
Published on Nov. 28 2003 by e5150
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album
Tyr is an enjoyable disc from Black Sabbath. It was released in 1990, and the material is in a hard rock musical direction. Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2003 by sauerkraut
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