Converge
Beautiful Ruin


4.0
excellent

Review

by Ben USER (14 Reviews)
June 29th, 2018 | 168 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Controlled Demolition

Bannon and co. return kicking and screaming on ‘Beautiful Ruin’, mopping up the last few tracks from the ‘The Dusk in Us’ recording sessions in a blazing 7-minute EP. Severed from the LP to remedy some tracklisting disagreements within the group, the 4 songs here are arguably everything that ‘The Dusk in Us’ was not: short, sweet and savage. In contrast to that record’s tense and patient compositions – adored by some, detested by others – the tunes here are fervent, mangled barnburners. There’s a ‘You Fail Me’-esque ferocity to Bannon’s vocals – his verses venomous, his stanzas spiteful. Koller’s drum fills are suitably urgent, crashing and spilling atop typically tangled guitars. Whilst most songs don’t even scrape the 1:30 mark, each captures a distinct sound and presents a pleasant progression, each budding brazenly and bleeding fuzz. The resulting cacophony is an antithesis to the majority of the criticisms levelled at the LP, a raucous companion piece that may indeed (in line with Bannon’s predictions) surpass some of the album material. In short, Converge prove once more that they have nothing left to prove.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Evrimen
June 29th 2018


27 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wow hadn't heard about this one coming out at all. Was this a surprise release?

AsleepInTheBack
June 29th 2018


5808 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yeah only leaked yesterday I believe.



tried to do a short and sweet review; didn't want people spending longer reading this than listening to the actual album. so enjoy the glorified sound off. c/c always appreciated.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 29th 2018


22546 Comments


hell yesssss easy pos, you describe so much in so little im kinda jealous of this efficiency...

Snake.
June 29th 2018


20738 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

WoW nIcE sOuNdOfF yOu'Ve GoT hErE

DrWhitman
June 29th 2018


1 Comments


Wow, what a great soundoff/review man, huge pos. I can literally hear the album in my head without playing a single song just based on your descriptions. Keep it up man, you're very good!

JustJoe.
June 29th 2018


3916 Comments


Beautiful POS.

Don't rain on my parade, Uni, I know it's a stretch. But POS Ruin would be a neg, so.

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Chortles
June 29th 2018


21222 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i echo con and the esteemed doctor - you've got everything you need in here so tightly wound, it's impressive. well done lad

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TheSpaceMan
June 29th 2018


11347 Comments


Yeah what's been said, pos

Papa Universe
June 29th 2018


15985 Comments


converge - beautiful POS

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JustJoe.
June 29th 2018


3916 Comments


Beat you to it.

Papa Universe
June 29th 2018


15985 Comments


Touché (Amore)

POSiful ruin

elliootsmeuth
June 29th 2018


3480 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Converge doing Converge stuff. Slaps cheeks per usual.

JustJoe.
June 29th 2018


3916 Comments


[2]

BlackwaterPork
June 29th 2018


4168 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hell yeah

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AcmeApathyAmok
June 29th 2018


444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good stuff. Bought the 7" even if it's just so I'll have the full collection of the songs from this album cycle on wax.

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iglu
June 29th 2018


387 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Melancholia kills

MotokoKusanagi
June 29th 2018


1461 Comments


slaps

also yeah melancholia was my fav of the very ~ brief ~ tracks

AsleepInTheBack
June 29th 2018


5808 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Cheers for the comments guys. Glad people seem to be digging this.

Lelle
June 29th 2018


2464 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Short and sweet, just like the EP!

clavier
Contributing Reviewer
June 29th 2018


631 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wonderfully concise piece, ben

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