The Kovenant – In Times Before The Light (2002)

When Covenant became Kovenant, I’m not sure if the world became a better or worse place. I love some of the Kovenant albums, but this kind of music hasn’t really aged well and is for me rather corny, and a product of the 90s.

Imagine my surprise then, when I finally, after like 18 years or whatever, got around to listening to this re-recording. Immediately there is an industrial hue to it, like when an Aborym record kicks in, but the songs have been injected with new life. The synthesizer work in particular, sparkles and crackles with new found energy, driving these moody, magical songs into new, fresh and clean territory.

I had the crazy idea that bands should record more albums twice, in two different styles. I love both versions of this record.