Featuring members from Elliott and Mouthpiece, Frontier bring emotionally wrought lyrics wrapped in a gritty and sombre package, perfected in the four years since their formation. The Louiseville gang are now back with their White Lights e.p and better than ever.
The soft rock introduction of Higher Hills with mellow guitar riffs and gravelly vocals seemingly sets the precedence of the EP. It’s as though the twists and turns of psychedelic hooks and dramatic style changes take you on an aural journey telling the story of the bands musical career and its ever changing guise.
33/3 grabs you straight by the throat with a sinister bass line and atmospheric guitar work creating an ambient and mellow feel despite the jarring vocals. This leads into the mellow and distinctive Our March, reminiscent of Balance and Composure with lucid and resonating chords warbling into silence whilst the bass chugs along in time with your heartbeat in the background as if you are at one with the track in a hypnotic and beautiful dance with your psyche.
The Low High cuts the artsy crap with its straight, no nonsense rocker vibes with a fuck you attitude. With simple, harsh guitar work, crashing drums and dark lyrics, this track encapsulates the power than goes hand in hand with Frontier and always shall do.
Closing track Bare Hands starts with an ominous and slow building introduction that winds into a full blown explosion of energy and misery entwined relayed in their typical blend of harsh vocals that scrape at the ears, ambient guitars that capture the imagination with their off-key chords and general weirdness, a bassline harder than both the rock and the hard place that works perfectly with the low boom of the drums.
It now becomes evident that that time away from the forefront of their respective genre has been worth it, as they have returned triumphantly with a new, more refined and experimental sound that shows they are not just moulding together the success of former projects, but instead carving out a new place in history for Frontier, one that will surely continue to grow and reach new heights.