All We Love We Leave Behind [VINYL] Deluxe Edition, Double LP
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A 17 song double album packaged in a reverse board gatefold jacket, printed with silver embossing. 11x11 double sided full color insert. Colour vinyl.
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The production (by guitarist Kurt Ballou) is excellent: heavy, dense and open enough to let every instrument be heard with equal clarity.
But it's the songwriting that really excels. Jacob Bannon's lyrics are as poetic and thought-provoking as ever; the riffs are frequently massive (check out the tap-guitar melodies of "Sadness Comes Home"'s riff - awesome); the beats are catchy - yes catchy! - and each song is generally better structured than the majority of their older stuff.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE Converge fan and I love all of their albums. I was delighted by 2009's "Axe to Fall" as it showed a band who, 18 years into their career, had lost none of their ferocity while starting to write more accessible tunes such as "Dark Horse".
They take that skill a few steps further on "All We Love We Leave Behind". The ferocity is still there (though Bannon has started to punk-sing as much as he does growl, more so here than on previous releases) but there is more variation.
"Aimless Arrow" kicks things off in catchy, uptempo fashion. It's a surprisingly accessible tune. "Trespasses" follows which is more metalcore, but after a couple of listens is equally memorable.
"Sadness Comes Home" is like GBH doing a speeded-up cover version of Iron Maiden. "Empty on the Inside" showcases the band's love for grindcore with gutteral screams and sludge-thick riffage, before a brilliant breakdown which sounds like Joy Division-gone-metal.
"Coral Blue" is about as radio friendly as Converge are ever going to get, yet it manages to be so without ever compromising their hardcore edge.Read more ›
My partner who I bought it for loves it and finds it very motivational.
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Simply this is one of the best albums if not the best album of the year 9.6 ratingPublished 24 months ago by eoinbfitz