CONVERGE - All We Love We Leave Behind

All We Love We Leave Behind FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 09.10.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Epitaph Records

Top 2012: #110
Converge more
Jacob Bannon - voce
Kurt Ballou - chitara, clape, percutie, voce
Nate Newton - bas, voce
Ben Koller - tobe, percutie, voce

01. Aimless Arrow02. Trespasses03. Tender Abuse04. Sadness Comes Home05. Empty on the Inside06. Sparrow's Fall07. Glacial Pace08. Vicious Muse09. Veins and Veils10. Coral Blue11. Shame in the Way12. Precipice13. All We Love We Leave Behind14. Predatory Glow

Three years after the incredible Axe to Fall, Converge comes back with a new album. Titled All We Love We Leave Behind, the material gives us the same intense, complex, chaotic (in a good way) and passionate band, driven by the desire to come up with their absolute best and not only to get a new release in their portfolio.


First I must stress that compared to Axe to Fall, the music you’ll hear on All We Love We Leave Behind is much more doom metal-oriented. If the name Black Flag does not sound completely foreign to you and releases such as My War (1984) and In My Head (1985) are at least a bit familiar, you’ll understand pretty quickly what the new Converge record is about. Hardcore punk + doom metal = something really good. Don’t worry or get overexcited (as the case may be), Converge is still Converge and has not turned into a Black Flag tribute band. Jacob Bannon’s visceral voice is still there, Ben Koller’s rhythm changes are still fully present, as is Nate Newton’s bass guitar, only the master of ceremonies Kurt Ballou drives the Converge car in another gear. It’s as if there’s a mad chase on the highway in a Mad Max of our days, and from time to time they would stop to catch their breath and admire the desolate landscape, look for an escape and feed their souls with spirituality. One hot, one cold, and in this case both are good.


If you like Black Flag and love My War (1984) and In My Head (1985), if The Melvins are not unknown to you, and from time to time you lend your ear to releases from Isis, All We Love We Leave Behind is exactly what you’re looking for. Of course, Converge is much too big and influential band for hardcore punk flirting with metal, to be strictly defined by the above description. This is a fabulous band, as I said in the review for Axe to Fall (2009). 22 years have passed since the band was created, 22 years during which the band released 8 studio albums and they worked their way to the top and stayed there. No compromises. No things done for the sake of having them done. I wonder and I ask you: how many bands can do that? How many bands can stay relevant to their genre and honest to themselves? In the end, it is music that speaks and makes all the difference.

H. more Nota: 10

Posted at 21:12 |  28 August 2012  | 1 Comments  | 4550 Views

Comment on: All We Love We Leave Behind

  • Suna bine de tot. Se poate gasi aici la stream:

    1. Posted by Fantotzii | 13 Decembrie 2012 20:34

Also Reviewed


Band: Dordeduh
Date: 29.05.2021
Record company: Prophecy Productions
 - Har
01. Timpul întâilor02. În vielistea uitarii03. Descânt04. Calea magilor05. Vraci de nord06. Desferecat07. De neam vergur08. Vaznesit


Band: Sur Austru
Date: 12.02.2021
Record company: Avantgarde Music
 - Obarsie
1. Cel din urma2. Taina3. Codru Moma4. Cant adanc5. Caloianul6. Ucenicii din Hartop I7. Ucenicii din Hartop II


Band: White Walls
Date: 23.10.2020
Record company:
 - Grandeur
01. False Beliefs02. Eye for an I03. Home Is on the Other Side04. Holy Worse05. Velvet06. Speaking in Tongues07. Starfish Crown08. Locked-in Syndrome09. Month’s End10. The Descent11. Marche Funèbre


Band: The Mono Jacks
Date: 26.01.2020
Record company:
 - Gloria
01. Nemuritori02. Ce se întâmpla03. Gloria04. Om05. Umeri aurii06. Caleidoscop07. Spuneai08. Caffè sospeso09. Noua vieti10. Ce ramâne11. Zbor

The God-Shaped Void

Band: Psychotic Waltz
Date: 14.02.2020
Record company: InsideOut
 - The God-Shaped Void
01. Devils and Angels02. Stranded03. Back to Black04. All the Bad Men05. The Fallen06. While the Spiders Spin07. Pull the String08. Demystified09. Season of the Swarm10. Sisters of the Dawn11. In the Silence


Band: Infected Rain
Date: 18.10.2019
Record company: Napalm Records
 - Endorphin
01. The Earth Mantra02. Black Gold03. Symphony of Trust04. Pendulum05. Passerby06. Lure07. Victims08. Walking Dead09. Taphephobia10. Storm