Beyond “Bear Claw Tavern”: Scythia Premiere “Reflections”

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: exclusive, featured, listen On: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Last month Canadian epic/progressive metallers Scythia made a viral digital splash with the absurdist Pogues-meets-Dream-Theater-meets-drunken-hobbits video for the rousing anthem “Bear Claw Tavern” off the upcoming album …Of Conquest, and now the band reveals another exclusive jam here this morning.

“This track is a ‘one-of-a-kind track’ on the record,” guitarist/vocalist Dave Khan tells Decibel. “‘Reflections’ pays tribute to the progressive styles of the early 80’s, with a good dose of powerful modern riffs. Actually, come to think of it…this song has a lot of gems and they are all rolled into a track that clocks in at less than five minutes.”

Check it out below. The video for “Bear Claw Tavern” is embedded after the jump. And here I am singing the praises of Scythia’s 2010 record …Of War.