Covenant - Modern Ruin
EBM, Futurepop Covenant's new album 'Modern Ruin' is finally here. A long wait and anticipation often means that you will end up disappointed. Hype can sometimes work to the favour of the band, but sometimes like a kick in the wrong direction. Got you worried? Don't be. 'Modern Ruin' is kick ass.

With 'Skyshaper', Covenant took a step in new direction, letting inspiration from other electronic genres shine through, but I do not think they managed to really sort out what they really wanted. 'Modern Ruin' is not that unlike 'Skyshaper' from a wide perspective, but this time they manage to perfect what they started. I also think that Daniel Myer was exactly this band needed in this period of time. Myer would not have given the band as much during the 'Northern Lights' era as he is able to do now.

If you exclude the intro "Modern Ruin" and take a look at the real tracks, there's actually just one track that I dislike among the 10 tracks. It is the heavily The Knife inspired track "In The Night" that is simply boring and will put some serious weights on your eyelids.

However, you still have nine great tracks to get yourself into. The EP tracks "Lightbringer" and "Beauty and the Grace", "Judge of My Domain", which is probably the most 'Northern Light'-alike track you will find on this album. The beat-de-la-awesome in the tune "Dynamo Clock", the soft and wonderful "Kairos". "Get On" that has my favourite melody of the album to the rumbling "Worlds Collide". The dance floor filler "Beat the Noise" and finally the emotional and amazing "The Road".

As you can see, there's something for everyone on this album, and each of the songs are worth digging in to and listen to a few times to really experience them. It's been five years since their latest release, but Covenant did not disappoint me at all. Let's just hope there will not be another five years until we are able to once more enjoy the sweet creations of this band. Hopefully, 'Modern Ruin' can keep you company most of the wait.
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Brutal Resonance

Covenant - Modern Ruin

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Progress Productions
Covenant's new album 'Modern Ruin' is finally here. A long wait and anticipation often means that you will end up disappointed. Hype can sometimes work to the favour of the band, but sometimes like a kick in the wrong direction. Got you worried? Don't be. 'Modern Ruin' is kick ass.

With 'Skyshaper', Covenant took a step in new direction, letting inspiration from other electronic genres shine through, but I do not think they managed to really sort out what they really wanted. 'Modern Ruin' is not that unlike 'Skyshaper' from a wide perspective, but this time they manage to perfect what they started. I also think that Daniel Myer was exactly this band needed in this period of time. Myer would not have given the band as much during the 'Northern Lights' era as he is able to do now.

If you exclude the intro "Modern Ruin" and take a look at the real tracks, there's actually just one track that I dislike among the 10 tracks. It is the heavily The Knife inspired track "In The Night" that is simply boring and will put some serious weights on your eyelids.

However, you still have nine great tracks to get yourself into. The EP tracks "Lightbringer" and "Beauty and the Grace", "Judge of My Domain", which is probably the most 'Northern Light'-alike track you will find on this album. The beat-de-la-awesome in the tune "Dynamo Clock", the soft and wonderful "Kairos". "Get On" that has my favourite melody of the album to the rumbling "Worlds Collide". The dance floor filler "Beat the Noise" and finally the emotional and amazing "The Road".

As you can see, there's something for everyone on this album, and each of the songs are worth digging in to and listen to a few times to really experience them. It's been five years since their latest release, but Covenant did not disappoint me at all. Let's just hope there will not be another five years until we are able to once more enjoy the sweet creations of this band. Hopefully, 'Modern Ruin' can keep you company most of the wait.
Jan 11 2011

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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