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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thyrien Interview


1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band
since the recording and release of the new album?

As you all might have noticed there has been a while between them so 
there has been happening quite a lot. First of all we were trying to get 
the album done despite all the disappointments and bumps on the road 
that delayed the actual release. At the same time we composed some new 
material of course and threw several gigs. In the middle of everything 
we have been studying and working like normal people and trying to spare 
some time for our personal lives also.

2. Recently you have put out a new album, can you tell us a little bit
more about the musical direction it has taken and also how does it
differ from previous releases?

When we started making our music the goal was to make only folk metal 
but during the whole ‘’making-the-album’’ process the musical direction
altered and got more depth towards other categories. We only released 
one EP before this album which includes upgraded versions from the old 
songs so it doesn’t differ that much.

3. Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and
subjects the new release explores?

Lyrical topics are based around the nature and its unforgiving touch 
towards the mankind. Of course there are other guidelines in those 
lyrics which allow them to be seen for the listeners as they would like
them to be seen. There are also topics about the inner battle in a 
feeble mind and of course from our little friend ‘’the hangover’’.

4. How would you describe your views on Paganism?

Well, I think it has a huge part in the Finnish history and it is a vast 
source of great tales. So looking from that perspective it has numerous
ways to influence bands such as us. From the religious point of view I 
don’t believe those stories or any other forms of religion. I’m just a 
simple man trying to work to pay my bills and to make music.

5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Thyrien'?

As much as I know Thyrien doesn’t mean anything specific. Inspiration 
behind the name grew itself from the music we made and the name kind a 
chose itself.  And it sounds right!

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the
years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

2008 we were in the nostalgic Nosturi, Helsinki with bunch of other 
bands and I think that is one. One pretty different but equally 
enjoyable was in a barn during some guys birthday parties and the 
audience went totally rampage, it was hilarious! In the year 2007 we 
were playing (almost) in the St. Petersburg, Russia in the Club Arctica
and during our soundcheck the whole bar closed because of the national 
restrictions and we didn’t have a chance to play even a single chord. It 
was a major disappointment but the afterparty was crazy! And of course 
we got lot of good pictures and stories to laugh about. On the stage we
try to give our fans an unforgettable show because they deserve it! We 
try to be as energetic as we can and we change the setlist everytime.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Yet there hasn’t been any tours planned but there will be.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans
of black, death and folk metal?

Feedback has been surprisingly good and the welcome has been extremely 
welcome. Even though the album has well aged songs, they still seem to 
please the audience. The album reviews have given us a good feedback and 
there has been lot of great points and stars etc. given to us. So we 
have high hopes for the future.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

The basics are the same old Thyrien (if I can say like this at this 
pointJ) but the whole concept will be a little darker from its nature. 
What comes to the working as a band we will give extra account to the 
planning and organizing the musical solutions we are going to make.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on
your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

There are so many bands that have influenced us that the list would be 
endless. Just to name a few: Wintersun, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth, 
Insomnium, Dissection etc. Nowadays I listen more Symphonic Death Metal
because the bands from that genre have such a wide depth in their music.

11. Do you have any non-musical interests?

I like sports in its different forms. I play soccer and just started MMA 
fighting to get my scarred face to look more beaten. And of course when
I have spare time I play with my computer or watch movies.

12. Before we wrap up this interview do you have any final words or 
thoughts?

Thank you for the interview and all the best for you. I’d like to thank
our fans for the support they have given us to this point and hopefully
in the future!

-          Oskari Koivisto / Thyrien



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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thyrien/Hymns Of The Mortals/Massacre Records/2014 CD Review


    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.

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