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Video of the Moment #2466: Converge

 
By on Friday, 3rd November 2017 at 6:00 pm
 

Metal seems to be undergoing a bit of a revival lately. Want proof? It’s a good day for Converge fans: their newest album and follow-up to 2012’s ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’, ‘The Dusk in Us’, is available now from Epitaph Records. A great example of the punishing sound you’re in for from the Massachusetts hard rockers on the new record is ‘A Single Tear’, which now has a promo video. Watch it below. To catch up on all of our past coverage here on TGTF on Converge, come through.

 

Video of the Moment #2413: Converge

 
By on Tuesday, 1st August 2017 at 6:00 pm
 

2017 has already proven to be a year that taketh: the deaths of Chuck Berry and Gregg Allman, legends of generations past, plus the suicides of more recent rock royalty Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. However, 2017 has also already proven that it giveth, too. Following the release of their 2012 album ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’, we thought that might be it for metal heads Converge.

Courtesy of Epitaph and Deathwish Records, the band has released a 7″, 2-track EP. As you might expect, ‘I Can Tell You About Pain’ is a punishing listen, with Jacob Bannon’s menacing vocals just barely rising above the pounding instrumentation. In short, an intense experience and one with lyrics that reflect what I imagine were the mindset of Cornell and Bennington in their final moments. Watch the music video for ‘I Can Tell You About Pain’ below. For more on Converge here on TGTF, follow this link.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm3zkZX_FxI[/youtube]

 

Album Review: Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

 
By on Thursday, 18th October 2012 at 12:00 pm
 

Nowadays, bands rarely get past their third album before sinking into obscurity, never to be seen again. It takes something special for a band to continually release music over a 20 year period and still find new fans to add to their ever-growing horde – especially a band that don’t fit in to the mainstream music mould. One of the bands to defy convention are the Massachusetts maulers Converge, who have just released their eighth album ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’.

Converge have been in hearts of hardcore fans since their breakthrough record ‘Jane Doe’ in 2001, and have since grown beyond the genre boundaries into metalcore and math, attracting masses of ‘heavy music’ enthusiasts in the process. The new LP picks up where they tentatively left off with a deafening, fast-paced dose of visceral hardcore punk.

Clocking in at 38 minutes, Converge cram in a whopping 14 tracks of destructive hardcore goodness. Hints of Fall Of Troy and Psyopus are forced to the surface while Converge try and decimate your eardrums through a relentless audio pounding. ‘Trespasses’ is a continual roller coaster of carnage that crashes and smashes into a wall of drum rolls and guitar thrashes, while ‘Empty on the Inside’ is the ongoing sound of a 1,000 feet robot drop-kicking your city into oblivion. It’s music to punch walls to.

In true fashion of the mathy metallers, there’s no discernible structure to their songs. Trying to find a chorus at all can be a struggle, so it’s best so strap in and let the barrage commence. Out of the 14 tracks on the LP, only five break the three minute barrier, leaving you in a dazed amorphous mess unable to put together a sentence. The album often delves into noise rock territory with its unending punishment of blast beats and fret fiddling, but keeps its roots solely in punk rock with elements of Black Flag and Fucked Up.

It’s hard to pin down exactly where ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’ falls in the vast array of this year’s hardcore offerings, but it’s definitely near the top. Converge have always been innovators in music and the record undoubtedly stands out within the recent influx of hardcore releases, thanks to its deviations from the norm with hints of grind, math, metalcore and death metal. It’s an amalgamation of everything angry, passionate and venomous in modern music, and it’s brilliant. Get the windmills moving!

7/10

‘All We Love We Leave Behind’, Converge’s latest album, is out now on Epitaph Records.

 

Video of the Moment #954: Converge

 
By on Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

American hardcore crew Converge have announced the follow-up to 2009′ s ‘Axe To Fall’ goes under the moniker ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’ and will be unleashed on the 8th of October. To whet your appetite for the LP that will no doubt leave your senses bruised and ear drums battered, the Massachusetts mob have released a video for opening track ‘Aimless Arrow’.

With scenes that refuse to stay on your screen long enough to even attempt bothering your retinas, it’s a short video of one boy’s journey through forestry and derelict buildings interspersed with notions of suffering and torment. Just what you need to jerk your mind into action…or cause it to spasm.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrcY9I-BbjM[/youtube]

 
 
 

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