if your reading these reviews then you already know who converge are and what they sound like so i wont go into that. all i will say is is that in my opinion this is one of.....if not the strongest record the band have put out. its not as wild as some previous releases (axe to fall mainly), i suppose its an easier listen, its more well produced with a deeper, heavier drum sound which i love, and jacobs vocals dont sound like theyve been recorded under water. All these things im not stating as a negative, as converge are one of my favourite bands and have never put out any bad or even poor music. I like the direction this record took and i stand by that its probably their best work, and is definately one of the best records of 2012. you wont be dissapointed.