Converge – The Dusk in Us

In retrospect, it seems like Converge have always released albums in pairs. Conceding that 1994’s Halo in a Haystack and 1995’s Caring and Killing are essentially the same record; there’s the raw, abrasive coupling of Petitioning the Empty Sky (1996) and When Forever Comes Crashing (1998); the openly hostile, definitive…

Connecting the Dots // The Dillinger Escape Plan

It’s been a while, but we’re back, so welcome to another edition of Connecting the Dots, and today we will be focusing on mathcore masterminds The Dillinger Escape Plan! Whilst they’re soon going to be shutting up shop (R.I.P), we can remain eternally grateful to the incredible records they’ve released during their two-decade career, their vicious live performances, and the incredible other musical projects they leave in their wake. Without further ado, let’s dive into the amazing projects these musicians have been a part of.

Heavy Rewind: Converge // Jane Doe

It’s no secret that a good many of us on the Heavy Blog staff enjoy Converge. Since 1990, these guys have been making some of the best hardcore out there, consistently pushing their genre forward in ways nobody could have imagined. Last Sunday (September 4) marked the fifteenth anniversary of the band’s seminal release Jane Doe; an album that is still regarded today as legendary and incredibly influential on the metalcore/hardcore scene, and I thought it apt to say a few words about this album.

Église – Église

Anyone that calls Église “Converge worship” is both missing the point and missing out. This is an excellent slab of metallic hardcore that should easily earn spot on the year end lists of every fan of the genre. Just one listen will convince listeners that Église has a bright future in the scene and remind them why they initially fell in love with Converge. But before they put on Jane Doe for the umpteenth time, they’ll make sure to enjoy every last brilliant note that Église has to offer.

Jacob Bannon Documentary Debuts Today

To anybody who doesn’t know who Jacob Bannon is, he is the lead singer/lyricist/artist of one of, if not the best, hardcore band of all time, Converge. They released an album last year (which was my album of the year) and also did a few festivals and a full-fledged tour.…

CONVERGE Unveil New Song, Video and Pre-Orders for All We Love We Leave Behind

Everyones favorite hardcore/metal act Converge, have just made their soon to be skull-crushing full-length album, All We Love We Leave Behind, available for pre-order via Kingsroadmerch, with plenty of bundle packages to choose from, including a limited edition deluxe cd in a hardcover, clothbound book with an embossed silver foil…