Contender for Album of the Year!!!,
This review is from: Axe To Fall (Audio CD)
When discovering a band for the first time, it's very rare to be utterly blown away to such a point, that you play the album again, only minutes after your first listen ends.
`Axe to Fall', Converge's seventh studio album, achieves this with scope, character and an overload of intensity, to such a degree, that keeping up with the record's fast paced sonic onslaught, is what makes this record so memorable and so essential.
Kick starting the album in high gear, `Dark Horse' unleashes a battery of pummelling drums, technical rhythms, epic leads and some seriously pissed off vocals, all coming together, producing the perfect set up for what comes next.
With the twelve songs that follow, the album twists and turns and becomes an epic, intense rampage of extremity, only slowing down for the disturbingly dark `Damages' and the beautifully crafted, album closer `Wretched World'.
With this record, Converge tick all the right boxes, crafting an album that's overloaded with emotions and performed with upmost fury. Open your mind and jump right in. This is hardcore for the very hardcore. `Axe to Fall' is a definite contender for Album of the Year. IT'S A MUST!