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Kovax are an alternative rock band from Leeds and this is their debut single Godot. These guys started as short as late 2015 so they are fresh little babies and I’m here to give them all the love they need in order to grow up to be outstanding citizens of society. If you like the heaviness of Deftones and the huge anthemic choruses of Bring Me The Horizon then check these guys out.
Godot features an introduction that immediately kicks you in the face with an introduction that lashes out a beast of a guitar riff alongside drums that do not even know the meaning of inside voices. The vocals are a passionate soul complete with a strained throat and a whole lot of lyricism talking about somebody saying they’d come back. When I was a kid I used to wait for my Mum to return from her job at the hospital because she’d get me a can of Tango and right now I wish this song was around during the times I’d spend waiting by the window every Sunday. Unlike my mother it appears the person Kovax are talking about actually didn’t come back, which is pretty mean but does open a very melodic section of the song which adds another element to it.
B-side Marigolds is a punchier affair with the track maintaining the same level of beefy guitar riffs but pairing it with a stop-start rhythm which equates roughly to a punch to the skull. Once again Kovax throw all sorts of emotion into their vocals and use their melodic side to ease the tempo down a bit to round off what has been a pretty decent beginning for these newcomers. Godot is a good song with good riffs, and Marigolds also showcases that Kovax can go pretty heavy. Not bad.
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