The album title and its concept allude to Norse mythology. In Norse mythology, Týr is the god of single combat and heroic glory and it's and the son of Odin.
This album shows the most clear departure from band's trademark sound, with some drops of it in some riffs. Their music here is darker than previous works. Geezer Butler, Ian Gillan and Brian May made guest appearances on the European leg of the TYR tour; Butler and May appearing during the encore of the show performe