Thyrien are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of folk, black and melodic death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Hymns Of The Mortals" which was released by Massacre Records.
The album starts out with an intro which uses synths and nature sounds and a few seconds later drums are added in and after the intro the music gets a lot heavier along with black and death metal vocals as well as melody and blast beats and after awhile solos are added into the music.
When the album gets to the 3rd song folk and pagan elements are added into the music as well as some symphonic parts and you , can also hear viking chants and melodic death metal guitar leads and as time goes on by the bass guitars starting bringing a lot more power to the recording and you can also hear folk instruments being utilized at times.
After awhile acoustic guitars are added into certain sections of the album and the music starts getting more epic as time goes on by and on a couple of songs spoken word parts and whispers are added in and on the last song a small use of choirs are added into the music..
On this album Thyrien while they use folk elements are a lot more closer to melodic black/death metal and they focus more on those elements and they display a great amount of talent and skill with their music.
Song lyrics cover Nose Paganism themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Thyrien are a very great sounding mixture of folk, black and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vengeance Through My Soul" "The Frozen North" "Forest Is My Throne" and "Tinasormus". 8 out of 10.