A year after the release of …Of Exile, Scythia delivered their EP For The Bear…. This extended play once again embodies their neo-classical folk metal with an oboe. What make Schytha’s sound “fun” is their use of group vocals. This gives it a “fun for everyone” type of vibe. While quite good, For The Bear only contains a few new songs, plus 3 remixes from their debut album …Of War. It’s a decent effort to tide fans over, but more new material is certainly desired. If you pick up a copy of this EP, shout along till you lose your voice!

Deep within the province of British Columbia live 5 beings who together are called Scythia, and recently forged a disc of 10 fantastic, folk metal songs. According to the group, this is a fantasy concept record which tells a story – the album artwork portrays times of kings, knights, castles and dank pubs. Does this remind you of a few movies or TV series (Pillars Of The Earth, Lord Of The Rings…)?