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Frost*: Others EP
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Frost*: Others EP

Progressive Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

We last listened to Frost in 2016 and their third studio album, Falling Satellites. Little did I know but mastermind and keyboard player Jem Godfrey originally intended the that release to be a double album. With the release of the EP Others we discover the six songs that missed cut. The EP comes in advance of a new studio album this fall as well as the anthology art book, 13 Winters, later this year.

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As expected Others is another selection of Frost's eclectic and versatile mixture of classic prog with modern nuances fortified by Godfrey's equally provocative songwriting and keyboard playing. So let's look into a few tunes, three of six. With the lead song, Fathers, you get swift prog rock infused with dense riffs, vigorous drums, and symphonic synths. After a quirky start, Exhibit A offers an up beat tempo with polyrhythmic drumming, some jazz-like synth and guitar work, and varied and different vocal arrangements. Godfrey delivers a fine key solo about three quarters in, hovering over the continuous flurry of energetic bass and drums. Eat offers another strange vocal start before dropping into more clear vocals over some odd syncopation between the synths and drums. Later, the song rises to a larger, more dense, symphonic part, but then finishes as it start with funky beats. The rest of the songs I'll leave to your eager listening ears. If you enjoy anything Frost has done in the past, you should be eager to buy the Others EP.

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Others is another selection of Frost's eclectic and versatile mixture of classic prog with modern nuances fortified by Godfrey's equally provocative songwriting and keyboard playing.

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