Covenant

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Dark and driven in tone, Sequencer is a worthy successor to Covenant's debut, Dreams of a Cryotank. With this release, Covenant moved away from the cyberpunk-driven themes of the previous release and took its dark electronic dancefloor melodies to new heights. Tracks such as "Stalker" show that Covenant is capable of beat-driven synth music that retains the gravity of non-dance acts such as Laibach and the energy of the techno influence. Other tracks ("Feedback" and "Tabula Rasa") sport just enough engineered noise creeping in at the edges to provide a new dimension to the sound. The lyrics match the darkness of the sound in tone and content and, with all these elements combined, Sequencer may contain some of the best-realized Covenant material. Also incorporated is the Stalker EP, with the standard two remixes (one of which is the usual "Club Version," playing the part of "Speed" from the debut album) and two additional tracks, all of which prove welcome bonus tracks to complement the main event.

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