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Album Review

For anyone who went to hip dance clubs, Covenant's "Dead Stars," from 2000's United States of Mind, was inescapable. Its synth pulses made the song irresistible for fans of EBM (or "future pop," if you prefer) and anyone who likes to dance. The follow-up falls just short of anything as noteworthy, though Northern Light, produced by Jacob Hellner (Rammstein), still has its fair share of strong arrangements. "We Stand Alone" and "Call the Ships to Port" illuminate the record, with Covenant's recognizable deep vocals and rolling rhythms and nods to Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb. But like contemporaries VNV Nation, the Swedish trio has learned to write songs that dip below 100 beats per minute. "Invisible and Silent," accompanied by a chorus of children, is a moving but strange moment for a band who usually layers stringent dance beats. Aside from these slow moments, the group's fifth album provides more than a few join-in-the-chant anthems.

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Amazing

"Call the Ships to Port" is one of the best songs ever written. I'm not joking.

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Amazing Amazing Amazing

This is an amazing album which every person should have in thier collection \o/ Every song is a hit and can stand on it's own. I have every song memorized \o/

Biography

Formed: 1988

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Covenant is a Swedish electronic band signed to San Francisco's 21st Circuitry Records. Their music is built around deep, droning tones and thundering rhythms that support dark songs focusing on science fictional and cyberpunk themes, such as "Replicant" and "Painamplifier" from Dreams of a Cryotank. The third recorded...
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