by Nathan Cardiff

Forrester’s brand of instrumental rock carries us away from all our problems, stresses, fears, and burdens. This isn’t background noise or the soundtrack to a film; their EP Antithesis is rock ‘n’ goddamn roll. It dances on the edge of devastating all of your emotions; flowing seamlessly from slamming drums and guitars to airy, mellow experimentation. The jaunty pop of “I Was With You At The End” will get you bouncing around with the bass guitar’s groove. The talent Forrester has lies with each musician; they craft incredible music and fit the bill as true rock artists. The gleaming guitar on “Anywhere But Here” and “Fishes” raises up like a lantern in the abyss. The band has journeyed through the darkness and led us to the other side. The crescendo on “Anywhere But Here” is a gradual climb to a barrage of chilling rock. But it quietly fades back into warmth…

Forrester doesn’t rush through their songs, allowing every subtle moment to develop in due time. They take every twist and turn of the maze, rather than cleave themselves a shortcut. This works to our benefit; all we have to do is sit back and relax. Forrester’s juggernaut tracks (“Anywhere But Here” and “The Forgotten”) though, let the sound wash over you until the band explodes and jars you back to what you should be doing: boiling over with emotion. Antithesis sways with all its feelings. Hold on tight.

Favorite Tracks: “I Was With You At the End” & “Anywhere But Here”

by Nathan Cardiff