Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

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Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:03 pm

Anyone else who enjoys this?

Discovered it by chance a couple of years after its initial release - I guess the cover worked as a major attraction. Of course there's a strong Voivod and progressive rock influence besides the metal, but still highly original material. Seems to grow better over the years as well.

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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#2 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:11 am

Excellent record.

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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#3 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:13 pm

Excellent indeed. Haven't made the effort to check out the rest of their later output though. Got the feeling that "Covenant" was something of a one-off thing, but wouldn't mind to be proven wrong!

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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#4 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 pm

You should definitely check out The Courage To Be, if you haven't already.

Both albums have a pronounced post-rock kinda U2-feel. I hear lots of similarities to The Unforgettable Fire, especially in the guitar tone. Listen to We Shall See Him As He Is for example. I asked John Mortimer about it a while ago and he admitted the Irishmen mentioned above were indeed an influence.
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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#5 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:36 pm

Sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#6 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:48 am

Well I must say that I've never felt the urge to stop the cd, vomit or travel to Ireland, track down Bono and kick the living shit out of him while listening to it so the U2 influence can't be that obvious... :lol:

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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#7 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:06 pm

I like. As well as The Courage to be and Primal.
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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#8 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:59 pm

wicked keeper wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:48 am
Well I must say that I've never felt the urge to stop the cd, vomit or travel to Ireland, track down Bono and kick the living shit out of him while listening to it so the U2 influence can't be that obvious... :lol:
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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#9 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:33 am

Yes because distaste for U2 & Bono exists only in the domain of the "tr00".... :lol: :roll:

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Re: Thoughts on HOLOCAUST "Covenant"

Post#10 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:04 am

Khnud wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:29 pm
You should definitely check out The Courage To Be, if you haven't already.

Both albums have a pronounced post-rock kinda U2-feel. I hear lots of similarities to The Unforgettable Fire, especially in the guitar tone. Listen to We Shall See Him As He Is for example. I asked John Mortimer about it a while ago and he admitted the Irishmen mentioned above were indeed an influence.
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