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  • Covenant. The Blinding Dark. Complete Boxset.
  • Covenant. The Blinding Dark. Complete Boxset.
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Covenant. The Blinding Dark. Complete Boxset.

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MIND277

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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 on 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? Large (Vinyl-)sized Box set including 2CD hardcover book, 3LP, photo prints and signed certificate.

Track Listing

CD1:
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:
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

Exclusive Digital Content:
01 Death of Identity (full version)
02 Wolf Hour
03 New Dawn