COVENANT
THE BLINDING DARK (LIMITED EDITION 2CD BOOK+EP)

Compact Disc Box Set

COVENANT
THE BLINDING DARK (LIMITED EDITION 2CD BOOK+EP)

Compact Disc Box Set

DEPENDENT (MIND275)

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"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?
 
"The Blinding Dark" will be offered as a standard CD and a 2CD artbook which includes the "psychonaut" EP

TRACK LIST


1. Fullwell
2. I Close My Eyes
3. Morning Star
4. Cold Reading
5. A Rider On A White Horse
6. Interlude
7. Dies Irae
8. Sound Mirrors (Fulwell)
9. Interlude
10. If I Give My Soul
11. Summon Your Spirit
 
Psychonaut EP (only included in 2CD book)
1. The Blinding Light
2. Death of Ideology
3. Death of Identity (excerpt)
4. Death of Superstition
5. Death of Spirituality
6. Death of Belief 
 
Colour : None
Product type : Compact Disc Box Set
Label : DEPENDENT
Item no. : MIND275
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