Posted tagged ‘Converge’

Shut your doors their storm is coming

January 7, 2010

After dismissing Converge for many years 2009 was the year I actually spent some time listening to them and to my surprise ended up thinking they were pretty damn good. It’s always good to prove yourself wrong once in a while especially when a band has an extensive discography that you can spend your time working your way back through.

Currently it’s all about Axe To Fall for me, an album that caused my wife to declare not sure if serious which is always a good sign since it means she’s noticed I’m listening to something different to normal but that it’s relegated to headphones only when she’s around. The main thing currently pulling me back to this album over and over is the sheer variety on it,  fast songs, slow songs, anger, introspection, acoustic touches, varied vocalists and musicians. A sure sign of a confident band is one that’s not afraid to let their guests take the reins rather than hide them in the background in case they outshine the talent and it works extremely well here.

For me this album is a complete package with the music complemented by superb artwork which I recently missed out on buying a rather nice print of although my ever increasing pile of unframed posters means this is probably a good thing. Fancy vinyl colouring too, I ended up with a beer with blue white and yellow splatter which looks gorgeous. The CD copy just doesn’t do it justice.

Now to patiently wait for that Jane Doe reissue…….