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Covenant's debut album has been one i've enjoyed for a while now. I first heard this album's remix, The Kovenant - In Times Before the Light, back in 2002. I realize both albums were made at 2 different times. Though some things that dissapointment in the earliar one that sound great on that later release was the use of synthesizers. It sounds a lot colder. Though apart from that one thing that dissapointed me the original Covenant is pure black metal art.
Every song is far more raw. The overall atmosphere is a lot darker than on future releases. Don't get me wrong. On the new remix version the atmosphere is very fitting and dark as well. I just feel the original is a lot darker and more fitting on terms.
This one also features a less electronic form of Covenant/The Kovenant unit. The synth sound a lot more orchestrated on this album. It sounds out of place in tracks like Dragonstorms, but it's a very defining element that continues to make the music interesting.
Nagash's drumming (assuming that's what Battery is supposed to mean on the original CD) is a lot more unique and progressive apart from other black metal releases with similar drum patterns throughout the entire album. Also what i enjoy is it's less electronic. Also his vocals as well merit reward. They are really harsh, not as android sounding as i feel from the newer version. Blackheart's guitar chords are a lot darker and more evil on this album as well.
Upon listening to the original it's as if being in a dark symphony while the evil powers and spirits are suffocating you. This album is pure harsh, cold, darkness so authentic it'll scare the shit out of Emperor. If you can find this gem i suggest getting it the second you can!