Cavo, ‘Thick as Thieves,’ Carries Soaring Modern Rock – Song Review

2012-02-23

Review by Anne Erickson

Cavo’s latest single features thick guitars and power-drenched vocals

Riding sky-high on the success of their No. 1 rock single “Champagne,” the boys of Cavo are back with “Thick as Thieves,” out April 10 on Eleven Seven Music, and they already have a hard-hitting first single in the album’s title track. The guys recently wrapped up a tour with Black Stone Cherry and Rains, and chances are they’ll return to the road soon to promote their upcoming full-length.

“Thick as Thieves” has a touch of everything for the modern rock connoisseur, from the thick guitars of the song’s introduction to lead singer Casey Walker’s power-drenched, emotive vocals and lyrics. Walker’s opening lines are both empowering and angst-filled: “We are the left behind / Lost on the roads you followed / We are the compromise / We’ve opened up our eyes / Fight the hand that feeds you lies!”

From the get-go, it’s obvious “Thick as Thieves” has melody. “Don’t need a reason tonight / So sick of waiting for something to change my life!” Walker cries out in the bridge before the chorus breaks in.

The chorus carries elements of arena rock and almost flirts with pop-rock, thanks to the guys’ collective chants in the background and deep, catchy rhythms. “Hey! Hey! The soul lives for the feeding / Hey! Hey! Thick as thieves we are the feeling!”

The song carries some anthemic, soaring qualities, a touch of neo-grunge and lots of modern rock know-how. With heavy guitars and a relatable message, “Thick as Thieves” is a song that should appeal to a variety of rock fans. Cavo have always had a knack for being melodic and immediate without being too isolating, and they master that art in “Thick as Thieves.” (Featured image via 10th Street Entertainment.)

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