The band this time around has a much tighter control over their sounds, things while still chaotic never feel quite out of their control. They teased us with a track earlier in the summer called Solis which would have fit right at home on their first EP but yet still felt like a step up in terms of polish, heard during the first transition from the guttural unclean vocals to the more brazen chorus. Songs like Coincide:Collide and All I Believe feature nice moments where right when you expect screaming or a breakdown the music calms down a bit keeping you on edge until everything swells up again. The completely clean moments really help punctuate the heavier moments and help set the more somber mood.
Cove really impressed with their first EP but A Conscious Motion leaves even that one in the dust. No longer in any other band's shadow (not they really were before) Cove have let the world know exactly who they are with this EP. It's clear that in writing and making this they have gained a respect for varying levels of intensity in their music allowing the calmer moments to play off your expectations from the chaotic and heavier ones. It's always a good sign when a band leaves me wanting to hear more and reaching for the repeat button as Cove have done here, but A Conscious Motion is more than just a really good and catchy album, it's a demonstration of what the band can do. They've made it explicitly clear that they know exactly what they're doing and what they want to achieve.