At some point, everything resembles something else. Female vocalists and ethnic instruments are not new ideas in music, but McCreary used them extremely well.
I'm not slamming him at all, I just thought the similarities here were more than superficial--enough to indicate a clear influence.
I just like the dudes name: Bear.
How do parents pick that as a name?
Was he born with a full beard?
I dunno, but it is
a pretty wicked name.