"Strike First's Connecticut quartet Ark of the Covenant has made the label proud of their new Separation EP."
"Ark Of The Covenant's debut EP, Separation, brings a crushing display of metal listeners on any side of the philosophical fence are sure to be talking about for weeks to come."
"Separation by Ark of the Covenant…By far, my favorite review to date! It has EVERYTHING on my checklist as far as sound quality, technicality and musicianship."........"Ark is comparable to Impending Doom and The Acacia Strain, but with a signature sound that sets them apart from the crowd. Heavy breakdowns, aggressive vocals, blasting drums, and expertly crafted guitar riffs are proof that this band has what it takes and deserves support!"
“Listening to Ark Of The Covenant, they bring alot to the table. Besides the constant heaviness brought throughout the record, songs also feature occasional clean singing, though it's limited, some dissonant guitar harmonies to blend a unique, bone-chilling sound, and some nice groove to go with the riffage. Red or yellow, black or white, alien or predator, christian or zoroastrian, you're going to want to give Seperation a spin if you need a daily dose of throwdown on a disc. Trust me, you won't be let down.”
“Strike First Records has signed some budding new artists recently, and the first release from these bands is from Ark Of The Covenant. They are set to make a name for themselves with the release of Separation, which only clocks in at fifteen minutes long. “The Introduction” starts off with a good enough breakdown before you hear the screams and a smile comes across the listener’s face. His screams are very unique and not heard almost anywhere else in the hardcore scene. You find very dynamic vocals throughout the songs. “All the Inhabitants of the Earth” is the song you would have to choose as a best song if you were forced to name only one song. It shows off their current skill nicely while also showing off potential to be even better. One of the best things about Ark Of The Covenant is that the guitarists explore out a little in some of the songs. Separation is the first step in what should be a great career for Ark Of The Covenant.”