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5.0 out of 5 stars When Forever Comes Crashing... But Better...
The original release of this album was, to put it bluntly... Poorly produced, although the material in the songs was some of the best Converge had ever produced.
Now repacked, remixed and reissued, does the new CD cut it above the original release?
The answer is an emphatic... Yes!
Judging solely on the pre-release track, the remastered 'Conduit', the...
Published on 23 Feb 2005 by Tom

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3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing
Having seen Converge at ATP in March 04, I made this album one of my main priorities. I was taken with their visceral yet cerebral attack, but this album left me disappointed. There just doesn't seem to be the same ingenuity on here as 'Jane Doe', or the same drive as 'Petitioning the Empty Sky'. It seems like it's been a bit of a struggle to put this album together, with...
Published on 12 May 2004 by The Caretaker


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5.0 out of 5 stars When Forever Comes Crashing... But Better..., 23 Feb 2005
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This review is from: When Forever Comes Crashing (Audio CD)
The original release of this album was, to put it bluntly... Poorly produced, although the material in the songs was some of the best Converge had ever produced.
Now repacked, remixed and reissued, does the new CD cut it above the original release?
The answer is an emphatic... Yes!
Judging solely on the pre-release track, the remastered 'Conduit', the difference is staggering. This album has been refined to the level of their later releases (Jane Doe and You Fail Me), however, none of the original character has been lost.
A classic for a new era.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing, 12 May 2004
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Having seen Converge at ATP in March 04, I made this album one of my main priorities. I was taken with their visceral yet cerebral attack, but this album left me disappointed. There just doesn't seem to be the same ingenuity on here as 'Jane Doe', or the same drive as 'Petitioning the Empty Sky'. It seems like it's been a bit of a struggle to put this album together, with most songs seeming to be a bit forced rather than natural, and the muddy production by Today is the Day's Steve Austin (Today is the Day fans will know where I'm coming from on this one) doesn't help matters.
That said, there are some redeeming features on the album, and of course there is the occasional riff which satisfies, but in short you'd be better off getting Jane Doe, or sitting tight and waiting for You Fail Me, which is set to be a belter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely CD to wake up to, 22 Feb 2002
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This CD is basically an extention of all the good, later stuff on Petitioning The Empty Sky. However, it is a lot heavier and a lot creepier. There is something really scary about Jacob Bannon's vocals, and it makes me poo my pants.
The thing I like best about this album, right, is that although this band have obviously become more popular since the release before this, they have decided to go even heavier than the preceding release, which is not only brave, it's virtually unheard of in most alternative circles. But it doesn't just get heavier - it also gets more musically inept and more engrossing too. Now, we all know of some bands that try to get heavier for the next release; Slipknot spring to mind. But, I tell you what - Slipknot will be forgotten and disappear way before this band loose any musical cred or durability. This band wrote the book for extreme underground stuff... and they seem to have written it in blood and, ermm... wee, I suppose.
Stand out tracks; The High Cost Of Playing God, and Year Of The Swine. Why? Christ knows. They're just especially awesome, I think. The sleeve is amazing too. Highly disturbing.
Look, put down that damn Slipknot CD, and buy something heavy in a proper way. Forget the 'Boy Bands' and get into 'Metaaaal'.
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