Europa

Label
Metropolis Records
Release date
13 Jul 1999
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
44:12

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Tension 1:38 14,093
2 Leviathan 5:46 15,869
3 2D 4:42 10,088
4 Wind of the North 4:33 12,043
5 Riot 4:36 11,410
6 I Am 5:30 13,523
7 Final Man 4:52 3,430
8 Go Film 5:01 15,786
9 Wall of Sound 7:34 12,386

About this album

Europa is Covenant’s third full length album. It was released on May 26, 1998, by 21st Circuitry. Tracks such as Leviathan and Go Film remain popular favourites and are played often by the band. Both were recorded live on 2007’s In Transit live album. Go Film was also released on the “Euro EP” along with Tension.

Europa marks a new influence on Convenant’s sound, as the harder electronic sound of their previous two album releases is joined by strains of synthpop, that dominate on this release. The synthpop-influenced melodies themselves are catchy and are used to good effect. The heavily distorted syth voices (especially present on “2D” and “I Am”) that Covenant made their trademark on Sequencer, alongside the new synthpop sound, create an interesting mix between light and dark. The deep power of Simonsson’s vocal delivery adds to the drive of the melodies. This is one of the great strengths of the album. Covenant have also created the anticipated dark dancefloor track on this release, embodied in “Leviathan,” which is bound to keep fans of Covenant’s harder electro sound onboard. Europa is a complex and diverse album. Fans of the older Covenant sound should not be put off by the new direction that the trio have taken. Repeat listenings are guaranteed to please, as this release is definitely one that improves as you listen.

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  • Silo_D

    Haven't heard the other stuff yet - but this album is amazing <3

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bloomofsilence

    nice

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Sotamuumi

    I think this is my favourite album from them.

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • XonicTechno

    Not my favourite album but it falls somewhere between United States of Mind and Sequencer, stylewise. And btw, can whoever's in charge of this Last.FM page please remove the "LP Version" tags?

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • DJ_Tyrant

    I know. No shit it's the 'LP version'. I hate having to re-tag my ID3's just so it'll tally my scrobbling properly. : /

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Damn LP versions

    9 Feb 2009 Reply

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