Release date: 18 March 2014
Style: Extreme progressive metal, Djent

Rating:

7.9 | 23 votes

Owners:

20 have it
9 want it


01. Void
02. Asphyxia
03. The Seeker
04. Radiate
05. Illusion
06. Heathen
07. The Collector
08. Dissipate
09. Metamorphosis
10. Ascension
11. Rebirth

Review


Additional info
The album was recorded at Haven Studio in Dubai and was engineered, produced, and mixed by Hadi Sarieddine and mastered by Tesseract's Acle Kahney at 4D Sounds in the UK.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
8.0
Cartographers take heed - Benevolent are here to put the Middle Eastern metal scene on the map.

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published 22.03.2014 | Comments (11)

Staff pick by
Nefarious

18.03.2014 Combining djent grooves and progressive death metal with a great use of ambiance, Dubai's Benevolent have really raised the bar as to what we can expect from bands in this region. Despite many songs on The Covenant being around the 7-10 minute mark, it never overstays it's welcome due to the great musicianship showcased throughout as the albums flows back & forth between beauty & brutality.

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theembryo - 20.03.2014 at 09:09  
  Good Death Metal and clean vocals, and experimental/progressive instrumentation - this from just hearing "Asphyxia" - thanks to Nefarious for the pick here!!!

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