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The Kovenant - SETI - reviewed by: Souldestroyer

Track Listing
1. Cybertrash
2. Planet of the apes
3. Star by star
4. Via negativa
5. Stillborn universe
6. Acid theatre
7. The Perfect end
8. Neon
9. Keepers of the garden
10. Pantomime
11. Hollow earth
12. Industrial twilight
To be honest i really did like their last album Animatronic, so when i got this i was willing to break it out and see what Lex Icon had in store for us this time. From the first song Cybertrash, Its laden with synths. I can't really even tell what is going on. Its seems as if these Norwegian bands who once were black metal are all turning to electronica. Not that progressing is bad, but it seems like this album is getting a little bit more poppier. Just Imagine Front 242 or Ministry with metal like Rob Zombie and a really big woman singing in the background. The only song there to catch my ear is "Star by star". Not a bad song in any right, but one song can not keep an album going. I'm not going to be anticipating the next album from these guys

DISCLAIMER: If you liked the last album or Nexus Polaris, this one is straying towards pop. Of course wasn't Animatronic?

Souldestroyer rating 4 out of 10
--Reviewed by Souldestroyer 2.11.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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SETIThe Kovenant
2003
Nate Turpin2/11/2003


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