The first thing that caught my ear about the new Converge record is
the slightly broader use of clean vocals which brings a new dimension to
Converges' ferocious sound that was needed in my opinion, as my ears
had become numb to their brutal full on assault a few records back. In
my opinion the use of clean vocals gives the gruff vocals all the more
power and effectiveness, like being lulled to sleep and then awoken with
a hammer to the temple.However, 98% of "All We Love We Leave Behind" is
still dominated by the full on brutal vocal style you have come to
expect from converge.
Musically Converge is as sick as
ever, the music is tight, the drumming is spot on, the level of
brutality is high, and the heaviness is down right intense...I have a
headache after one listen, but I'm popping a few aspirin and going back
for more...Dave G.