Godsticks: UK’s most idiosyncratic rock bands…..

Godsticks - Inescapable

According to Metal Hammer the band Godstick is, «A dark and muscular prog heaviness from one of the UK’s most idiosyncratic rock bands». The track Surrender from the new album Inescapable,

Godsticks’ mix of heavy rock, progressive and alternative metal with a dynamic range of angular riffs and emotional depth will leave listeners reeling. The band’s sound has refined over their releases on Kscope, beginning with the technically astounding metal on Emergence’to the more industrial and progressive-influenced Faced With Rage. Now, with Inescapable, the band have channeled their energy and technical ability into the melody, phrasing and vocal performance, allowing emotion to take center stage. The track Victim,

Vocalist Darran Charles delves into the song’s meaning, «To me the song is essentially about arguing with myself – looking inside and not liking some of the things I find. You can visualize the person you want to be but trying to change can also be a process just as hurtful as coming to terms with our flaws».

He continues, «All of us seemed to agree that this is our favorite song on the album, you’ll hear a definite progression from a light mood to a very dark and angsty vibe, which from a compositional standpoint was extremely challenging to achieve but eventually very rewarding».

Victim lyrics:

I take solace when you drown

With your stories crashing down

Are you able to see yourself as you are

I can’t see how you breathe on these lies


If I take the put-downs then I spiral out

I might disintegrate

Can you see if all the other me’s there?

And it’s never my choice who can win in there

And I want to destroy the rest of them

So you know it’s your fault that I’m drawn to them

I’m the villain and I am the warning


Ain’t you amazing, so overblown

You’re neither the victim or the crime

Shouldn’t be carving me down to bone

Waiting for bells that never chime

It’s part of my history

Fault line running right through me

It’s a part of your history

The hole’s pitted down in me

I’m a victim

I will never follow

I won’t implode

Rather be me than hollow


I’m the victim

Vilify myself

I’m the victim

And I don’t care why it’s me

I’m the victim

And I don’t care why it’s me


I’m the victim

Vilify myself

I’m the victim

And I don’t care why it’s me

I’m the victim

And I don’t care why it’s me

To create the Victim video, Godsticks filmed pre-covid and they had joined forces with Blacktide Audio/Video yet again because they loved what they did with the video for our single Denigrate. They rose to the challenge once more, this time organizing an awesome light show to accompany the haunting melodies.

«We have also made use of the time in lockdown to put together a video for another track from Inescapable titled Time. We had a lot of fun making this video and it’s great to see that it got a few».



About Ulf Backstrøm (7405 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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