Frontiers Records has done it again; teaming up with melodic rockers Tyketto to deliver the band’s sixth studio album Reach. Reach consists of 12 tracks (plus an optional digital bonus track “Precious Little Gets Away”), all of which were crafted by the current lineup consisting of Danny Vaughn, Michael Clayton Arbeeny, Ged Rylands, Chris Green and Chris Childs.
The album opener “Reach” begins very strong, the 40 second introduction is easily the best part of the song. The mixture of percussion, keyboards and guitar is done so excellently it draws you into the song, and makes you want to listen to its remainder. As the album goes on, you can hear a few different musical themes ranging from a mid tempo ballad with “Scream” to a heavier style with “Kick Like A Mule” and “Big Money”. There is a definite balance, however, of songs with a slower tempo and those that are fast paced which ultimately helps create one cohesive album. “Remember My Name” has a bluesier and moody sound, while “Circle The Wagon” has some subtle country inspiration behind it. As a whole, the album is full of melodic hooks while mixing in a healthy amount of keyboards, catchy guitar riffs and soaring vocals delivered by Vaughn. It goes without question that Reach is a very well thought out record and has a lot of effort behind it, both in songwriting and production. Reach is more than an album released by a band trying to remain relevant, and the thought provoking lyrics show that ideology clearly.