Music / Covenant
Covenant is a Swedish Futurepop / EBM group with three members, albeit not always the same ones. The original line-up consisted of Eskil Simonsson, Joakim Montelius, and Clas Nachmanson. Nachmanson has since left the band, and has been replaced by Daniel Myer, of Haujobb / Destroid / Architect Reknown, among many others.
- Dreams Of A Cryotank (1994)
- Sequencer (1996)
- Europa (1998)
- United States of Mind (2000)
- Northern Light (2002)
- Skyshaper (2006)
- Modern Ruin (2011)
- Leaving Babylon (2013)
This band provides examples of:
- Drone of Dread: "Modern Ruin Part II," a Hidden Track on Modern Ruin. Another dark ambient piece of theirs is "Cryotank Expansion," from Dreams of a Cryotank. Both of those are very Silent Hill esque. "I Walk Slow" has a noise drone section, reminiscent of Sunn O))).
- Epic Rocking: "Subterfugue for 3 Absynths" is a 42 minute song, consisting of polyrhythmic noise loops. The aforementioned "Cryotank Expansion" is 26 minutes. "Flux" from Sequencer, in addition to being a total of nearly 12 minutes long, ends with three minutes of the atonal background sounds, heard throughout the song proper. Taken Up to Eleven with the 75 minute "Jag är Fullstandigt Tung," from the Limited Edition of Leaving Babylon.
- Loudness War: Northern Light and Modern Ruin are their worst offenders. Skyshaper is somewhat less loud than those two, and Leaving Babylon averts it further.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Being Futurepop / EBM, they mostly reside in the 3-5 ranges, with the odd song going lower.
- New Sound Album: Their first venture into genuine Futurepop was 1998's Europa, consequently the previous two albums suffer Early Installment Weirdness.
- Vocal Dissonance: It's very strange to realize that lead vocalist Eskil Simonsson — who is an outright bishonen, has such a deep voice.