Release date
19 Oct 1999
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mirror's Paradise 4:59 11,820
2 New World Order 3:52 22,974
3 Mannequin 4:59 17,123
4 Sindrom 5:29 15,203
5 Jihad 5:57 18,641
6 The Human Abstract 4:53 17,158
7 Prophecies of Fire 4:37 14,073
8 In the Name of the Future 4:55 14,844
9 Spaceman 5:21 16,711
10 The Birth of Tragedy 5:14 12,865

About this album

The successful release of Nexus Polaris made Covenant a huge name in Europe and Norway because of the success of the album and the Norwegian Grammy. But the band was in a tight spot now. Sarah was too much trouble for the band and Nagash refused to compromise with her any longer and fired her. Sverd had musical and personal problems within the band, and Astennu had musical obligations with Dimmu Borgir. Only Hellhammer remained.

Then a law suit came from Swedish electronic music band, Covenant (of the same name). They had been around since the late 1980s and decided to sue Covenant since they held the original name before them. Not deciding to change their name that drastically, the band switched it from ‘Covenant’ to ‘The Kovenant’.

After that the band decided to go ahead and make another album. Desiring to move on and their fascination with science fiction, Nagash and Blackheart decided to move away from the black metal scene and developed into “progressive space metal”. Using more electronics and synths and hiring an expert female singer from the German House of Opera, The Kovenant recorded and released Animatronic in 1999; recording took three months.

Fans were shocked at the drastic change and hardcore black metal fans denounced their change while some remained and new fans were attracted. Either way the band was nominated for another Norwegian Grammy. They attended again and won, beating Dimmu Borgir and Black Debbath.

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  • Lextasys

    A legendary industrial metal album. Very unique in its style. [2]

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Youraei

    A legendary industrial metal album. Very unique in its style.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • alfred129

    My rating 3.0 out of 10

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • silverlage


    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Fearrademi

    Great Album....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • WolfieboyMachi

    This is when they started going downhill. :(

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • macke_jo

    Their best release ever... at least imo. Each song is just f'ing amazing!

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • AndreDias164

    Mirror's paradise my fav song

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Iron_Storm

    this is indeed powerful album!

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • syty666

    i don't need pot to get high when i listen to this album.

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • LucasDC

    the fuckmetal arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • pittripply

    Absolute Masterpiece! One of my top 10 all time favorite albums!

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ahenathon

    @Phant0mQueen: In fact The Kovenant isn't industrial but cyber. If You want the best industrial album try "Filth Pig" Ministry.

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
  • redripperblues

    I love both.

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • HateMerchant

    Sounds exactly if Marilyn Manson and KMFDM(circa Angst and Nihil) would have a baby with a BM singer. Meh. Prefer NP way more, but wish them lunk nonetheless.

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • redripperblues

    masterpiece, I've never heard something like this

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Arto0X

    One of my favourites album ever!! "New World Order" is the best track on album <3 Also I love "The Human Abstract" and "Mirror's Paradise"

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ldjhyzuf66


    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Armageddon_Now

    one of my alltime favourites...especially mirror's paradise and the human abstract

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • KaritoGlam

    Way better than the 1st album. I know it's a different genre. But I prefer this :)

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
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