Album Of The Day: Converge – Axe To Fall
The new album from Converge that is, amazingly, as good as the critics are saying. This album is being loved by everyone who listens to it and thankfully I have to say I am the same!
19 years after forming and I think they have created the most complete album of an already amazing back catalogue. Even the metal kids will love this because the guitar work is better than most modern metal bands and owes a lot to 80’s Thrash (which everyone knows is one of the best genres ever!) It isn’t just flat out all the time though, the album has a lot of different parts to it and the penultimate song ‘Cruel Bloom’ even manages to sound like Tom Waits!
Converge were always the big boys on the Hardcore scene and this album has cemented them as legends and they will now be remembered by kids in the same way The Ramones, Minor Threat and Black Flag are. For a group that get fuck all media attention they are a band everyone with an interest in heavy music will know.
The lead single is ‘Axe To Fall’ but the best song is probably opener ‘Dark Horse’
You can find the whole album on Spotify