Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


4.5
superb

Review

by controlled USER (10 Reviews)
November 5th, 2012 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An emotional step forward

As a declaration I pronounce the accessible the most rewarding. The most gratifying experience life offers. The end to every beginning. I hyperbole the world and then some. I say this, with the utmost confidence because every advancement began somewhere with an accesory. I am vague intentionally, because, access to the beyond must be. Yes, argue against my point, and then it is validated further. Incoming... Converge. For a second, I truly wish everyone would shut up about Jane Doe. An ambitious album racked with, I don't know, ambition? ("Let's try shit you guys"). It just stood out. It still does and yet it means/does absolutely nothing for every review claiming its holy powers. But then there was Axe To Fall, an intentional game changer. An accessory to the crime.

There have been good hardcore albums, sure, and there have been albums that were HARDcore. Albums that were necessary. Music that needed to occur so that people would recognize music was dead. So dead, it needed lungs. Converge were/are a pulse. Niot vital, but a reason to believe theres something worth sustaining a beat. All We Love transcends what we thought moved music. It establishes heart. That moon cycle on the cover is a transitioning of beliefs for how everyone understands... Everything.

For a second sit and listen to "Trespasses", a song that obliterates senses. And then truly comprehend sense. Further beyond lies "Sparrows Fall" wrecked in dissonance and pure fucking noise. But that noise establishes Converge's triumph. They lament their noise with agony in which no one experiences, but their ability to expand such an emotion to believability makes their "noise" accessible. Because, believe it or not folks, everyone makes a noise. Those fewer translate it with worth.

Accessibility is the key. This isn't a Meshuggah album. Turmoil is laid within the die and its shaken often. But the outcome solidifies the importance. No matter where "Veins"and "Coral Blue" collide it's their ability to hit the same nerve that leaves them in the same playing field. Both the Brand New fan and Linkin Park fan can comatose along with the Periphery lover, because All We Love strikes feelings our not premeditated notes.



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controlled
November 5th 2012


468 Comments


Didnt want to soundoff. And seriously, whatever, to those who think this isn't aoty material.

Sirob
November 5th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

because All We Love strikes feelinga not premeditated notes.

im just guessing you meant to put feelings

Ofloveandwarmth
November 5th 2012


2 Comments


Edit the last sentence! Now!!!

other wise, I like the point you raise in this review.

ThrashHard
November 5th 2012


196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

edit last sentence x2

Ethics
November 5th 2012


4112 Comments


thanks, pops

VinVal
November 5th 2012


788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I mean its well put, but more info about the album itself and the musicianship within it would be nice.

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VinVal
November 5th 2012


788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"All We Love strikes feelings our not premeditated notes."

I don't get it.


controlled
November 5th 2012


468 Comments


I can't fix it at the moment, minus the our ok...

KILL
November 5th 2012


71981 Comments


lol summary

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

DarthMann
November 5th 2012


13818 Comments


aoty agreed

BigPleb
November 5th 2012


37339 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

We all know its awesome and a 4.5.

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KingHarkinian
November 5th 2012


435 Comments


We all know its awesome and a 1.0 [2]



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