Since the release of their third album, “Falling Satellites,” it’s been relatively quiet in the FROST* camp. The band recently announced that their brand new album “13 Winters” is due in September, but the band saw the opportunity to release an EP, “Others,” on 5 June 2020.
The six songs on “Others” were written during the time FROST* had written “Fallen Satellites,” which originally was supposed to come out as a double album. The EP is quite long in length, clocking in a bit over 30 minutes.
With the powerful opener “Fathers,”FROST* immediately shows the intensity of this EP. “Others” offers complex, multi-layered tracks with a lot of dynamics, hooks, and energy. Take, for instance, the dynamic “Exhibit A,” which contains also a lot of electronic elements reminiscent of THE PRODIGY. In stark contrast, a song like “Fathom” explores the more dreamy side of the band as the atmosphere of the track takes a more central role.
Even though the EP consists of six tracks, its incredible diversity is one of its strengths. The listener can breathe after intense and energetic tracks with soundscapes that offer a more immersive listening experience. Altogether, the production and songwriting result in well-crafted tracks and surely make me look forward to the upcoming “13 Winters.”