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This review is from: Jane Doe (Audio CD)
I find it difficult to explain why I purchased this album, having never heard a single Converge song before. I was just drawn to them, drawn to the artwork, drawn to their reputation for being hardcore stalwarts. The first listen was shocking to say the least, and I mean that in the true sense of the word ! I was shaking and sweating by the time the 11-minute title track had finished. But succintly, this is a swirling, bludgeoning, ear-splitting work of art. It is as chaotic as it is hypnotic, as beautiful as it is disturbing, and it fizzes with raw emotion, in particular bitterness and disappointment. The whole lyrical concept of the album appears to be the philosophy on the bloody ruins of a relationship.
If you're new to Converge, you have been warned: buy this if you have an open mind, a love of technical, complex music, and a true punk spirit. This album is incredibly heavy !