Covenant. The Blinding Dark (2CD Hardcover Book)
Исполнитель: Covenant
Альбом: The Blinding Dark (2CD Hardcover Book)
Год: 04.11.2016
Страна исполнителя: Швеция
Формат носителя: 2CD
Лэйбл: Dependent
Номер в каталоге: PM 39-01000
Страна производитель: Германия
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Цена: 3268.00 руб

2CD hardcover book (48 pages, 18x18 cm) incl. "Psychonaut EP" with 6 bonus tracks and liner notes. Strictly limited to 1.500 copies!

"The Blinding Dark" is definitely not Covenant's most easily accessible album. It does not contain as many hits as classics like "Northern Light" or "United States of Mind", and it is surely less pleasant than Covenant's most striking earworms "Dead Stars" and "Happy Man". Still, "The Blinding Dark" is exciting not only because of its telling title, but also since it shows a remarkable development in style, something that Covenant decidedly wanted with this record – and not least thanks to the subject matter they address. Of course, dancefloors will still shake during "Sound Mirrors", "Immortal" or "I close My Eyes", yet the albums focuses rather suppressed tracks of subtle darkness such as the Kraftwerk- and Jarré-inspired "Dies Irae" and the Lee Hazelwood(!) cover "Rider on a wild Horse", a 1977 country anthem that has been turned into a sombre, sluggish electro requiem with heavy acoustic drums.

Eventually "The Blinding Dark" offers a lot to discover, not least probably because long-standing Covenant member Joakim Montelius has once again taken more responsibility in the studio than on their previous works and due to the fact that Daniel Myer (haujobb, Architect) has returned as a permanent fixture in the group's live line-up.

Thus, "The Blinding Dark" may hark back to one of Covenant's less "hit-heavy" records that turned out to have more depth and longevity just because of its raw character. It is their second full-length "Sequencer" that could have been the blueprint for the mood on "The Blinding Dark" with slower numbers such as "Tabula Rasa" or "Flux". And there could be worse references, right?





01 Fullwell 
02 I close My Eyes 
03 Morning Star 
04 Cold Reading 
05 A Rider on a white Horse 
06 Interlude 
07 Dies Irae 
08 Sound Mirrors (Fulwell) 
09 Interlude 
10 If I give My Soul 
11 Summon your Spirit

CD2 "Psychonaut EP":

01 The Blinding Light 
02 Death of Ideology 
03 Death of Identity (excerpt) 
04 Death of Superstition 
05 Death of Spirituality 
06 Death of Belief