Exclusive Playthrough: Scythia’s “Fanfare 1516”

Usually I have a “go HD or go home” policy for playthrough videos. This website carries itself with a certain quiet dignity that demands, if not one thousand and eighty horizontal pixels, then at least seven hundred and twenty of them. But sometimes you have to bend the rules before you can break them into halves of rules and then bend those. Scythia know what I’m talking about here. After all, they’re… smiling. You don’t do that in metal unless you’re Devin Townsend or Fishbone.


So I’m inclided to give these scrappy youngsters a pass, mainly for not sounding like technical deathcore, and for halving a good time with their gang chants and folksy piratey swagger. Watch Scythia’s playthrough video for “Fanfare 1516” below, and if possible try to swing a mug of frosty ale, or possibly mead, in the process.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.