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Converge are nowadays celebrated as one of the greatest Metalcore acts of the 21st Century since they burst through the sphere of the new millennium with their fourth album Jane Doe in 2001. Since then, Converge have achieved surprising commercial success and critical acclaim. With this in mind, here is a list compiled by me ranking their albums from Worst to Best.
9Converge
Halo in a Haystack


It may not be easy to listen to the album by itself, but all of its songs have been released in compilations so it doesn't matter as much. Having been one of the few to hear this album by itself, I don't consider myself too lucky. It was just terrible, from its production to its style and everything else in between. It is almost hard to believe the Converge nowadays made this piece of crap back in '94.
8Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky


Calling this a "Studio Album" can be a bit of a stretch, but nobody would criticize you for calling it such. Generally, some songs work and some song don't. This can be attributed to the fact that it featured multiple songs recorded at different times in their career up to that point. This schizophrenic jump in quality depending on the song can turn off everyone except mostly die-hard Converge fans.
7Converge
When Forever Comes Crashing


When Forever Comes Crashing was Converge beginning to redefine themselves stylistically. More instruments made their appearance, the vocals became more stable, and the production went up in quality. Converge still had a ways to go, but their third album showed that they were getting better and the hype for what they would do next was getting bigger.
6Converge
No Heroes


Kurt Ballou's move to self-producing No Heroes was a huge step in Converge's career, as now he would retain sole control over the producing of a Converge album. All in all, No Heroes achieved exactly what Kurt wanted. It was expansive, brutal, and creative. While the production seemed a bit more "commercial" than your average Converge fan would hope, No Heroes was another brilliant album from the penultimate Gods of Metalcore.
5Converge
Axe to Fall


Axe to Fall can be considered the true successor to No Heroes, as Kurt applied everything he learned from the production of that album to make Axe to Fall even better, and it was. Axe to Fall is by far Converge's most commercially accessible release, but it was able to achieve this without sacrificing the artistic creativity of its creators, and we were given an album that merges two polar opposite forces into one, megalithic power.
4Converge
You Fail Me


In many respects, You Fail Me should have been the greatest Metalcore album of all time. After releasing the masterpiece of Jane Doe, the hype over Converge's next release grew to astronomical levels. After release, the album became a battle between "The Greatest Metalcore Album" to "The Most Overhyped Metalcore Album". Everyone knows by now about the production difficulties, rushed deadlines, and missteps that plagued the albums production. Despite this, You Fail Me was still a standout release and one of Converge's best albums, even if it isn't their most realized.
3Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


Metalcore bands have a habit of moving onto more mainstream genres as their career goes on. Converge has been one of the few bands outright refusing to go that way, but that didn't stop fans from voicing their concern as their new album drew near. It is safe to say that, at release, fans worries were brushed aside as Converge continued to brutalize with their latest album. All We Love is powerful, emotive, beautiful, and yet so fucking brutal. It is "Beauty and the Beast" in every sense of those words. With this record, Converge continue to prove why they are top dog in the Metalcore sphere.
2Converge
Jane Doe


At this point I will probably be saying the same things every other critic and Converge fan has already said about Jane Doe, but I'll do it anyway. Jane Doe is one of the most brilliant musical creations of the 21st Century and the album that brought new eyes to the growing Metalcore scene back in 2001. From its poetic lyrics and dynamic production to its sheer verocity; Jane Doe is one of best Metalcore albums of all time.
1Converge
You Fail Me (Redux)


This is it. This is the greatest Converge album ever. To put it bluntly, I always felt like You Fail Me had the potential to become one of the greatest Metalcore albums ever made. At release, I considered it a brilliant record, but not to the degree I was hoping. With this Redux version, Converge come closer than ever before to sheer perfection. Fully realized as it should of been, dynamic, inventive, emotional, and all around crafty; You Fail Me (Redux) transforms a misunderstood record to the massive Metalcore Juggernaut that it was always meant to be.
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