Scythia are a band from Canada that has been featured before in this zine with a musical styles that I would describe as being folk metal with some melodic death and black metal influences and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "For The Bear".
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the oboe brings a folk music sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced folk metal riffs that utilize some melodic death and black metal influences in the heavier side of the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding pagan metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to bring a medieval sound to the music.
Vocals are mostly clean singing folk metal singing that has a power metal feeling to it at times as well as some more aggressive parts as well as some shouts in addition there is a brief use of female vocals being utilized on one song, while the lyrics cover Norse and Russian Paganism, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, and heavy sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Scythia and if you are a fan of folk metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sailor's Accolade" and "For The Bear". RECOMMENDED BUY.