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Re: Converge
« Reply #40 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:06 AM »
Mastodon and Converge are to tour the UK together before the end of the year. Dates TBC
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Re: Converge
« Reply #41 on: Oct 07, 2009, 01:40 AM »
I think the solos are the best thing about this album.
Solos are a waste of album space. It doesn't add anything to the songs, it's just unnessesary playtime. Just horrible. Death to solos.

i guess you're not a big mastodon fan, huh
You guessed it.

And Theis, I can't listen to any of those bands. I get so bored.
that's a shame. what about Between the Buried and Me? some bands' solos absolutely make them great in my opinion.

Mastodon and Converge are to tour the UK together before the end of the year. Dates TBC
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Re: Converge
« Reply #42 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:54 AM »
that's a shame. what about Between the Buried and Me? some bands' solos absolutely make them great in my opinion.
I enjoy Colors a lot. Thank god they didn't drown that album in solos as they did with Alaska. Solos doesn't add emotion, feeling, energy, not a goddamn thing, it's just a poor excuse for a guitar player to have fun.

And Converge is a selfproclaimed punk rock band, why on earth would they include solos, that's got nothing to do with punk ! They'll never top Jane Doe if they don't push themselves.

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Re: Converge
« Reply #43 on: Oct 07, 2009, 02:01 PM »
And Converge is a selfproclaimed punk rock band, why on earth would they include solos, that's got nothing to do with punk ! They'll never top Jane Doe if they don't push themselves.

they DID push themselves, you just dont like the direction its going ;)

in some interview kurt stated that they recently were influenced alot by progressive metal, and that they wanted to implement this on the new record.
i can understand that the "energy" of their earlier punkish records doesnt come across this way, i think thats what you`re missing.
axe to fall is like their "easy listening" album :D

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Re: Converge
« Reply #44 on: Oct 07, 2009, 02:55 PM »
Spot on, Alvar. I miss the fury and the chaos. Progressive metal my ass. :-)

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Re: Converge
« Reply #45 on: Oct 07, 2009, 06:43 PM »
First 4 tracks are killer. The rest is forgettable. Should have stuck with that energy.

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Re: Converge
« Reply #46 on: Oct 07, 2009, 08:31 PM »
If anything, the album is a throwback to the Converge of the 1990s.  Pretty cool record, but I definitely prefer the last three albums because each one is so brutal.  You guys will probably laugh at me, but my second favorite track is Cruel Bloom.  fuckin Neurosis, yeaaaaaa

I also prefer the new Doomriders to this, but that album is exceptional and it's not because Axe to Fall is inadequate. 
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Re: Converge
« Reply #47 on: Oct 07, 2009, 10:13 PM »
If anything, the album is a throwback to the Converge of the 1990s.  Pretty cool record, but I definitely prefer the last three albums because each one is so brutal.  You guys will probably laugh at me, but my second favorite track is Cruel Bloom.  fuckin Neurosis, yeaaaaaa

I also prefer the new Doomriders to this, but that album is exceptional and it's not because Axe to Fall is inadequate. 
Phoenix in Flight > Cruel Bloom. Even the slower songs were better in the "old days". Way more feeling to it, you can really sense his broken heart and anger / sadness.

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Re: Converge
« Reply #48 on: Oct 09, 2009, 05:41 PM »
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Re: Converge
« Reply #49 on: Oct 09, 2009, 11:31 PM »
that's a shame. what about Between the Buried and Me? some bands' solos absolutely make them great in my opinion.
I enjoy Colors a lot. Thank god they didn't drown that album in solos as they did with Alaska. Solos doesn't add emotion, feeling, energy, not a goddamn thing, it's just a poor excuse for a guitar player to have fun.

And Converge is a selfproclaimed punk rock band, why on earth would they include solos, that's got nothing to do with punk ! They'll never top Jane Doe if they don't push themselves.

Because being punk means you can do whatever the fuck you want, and that includes doing solos.

I haven't found anything to complain about on Axe to Fall.  I'm liking it all.  Maybe my opinion will change after more listens, maybe not.
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Re: Converge
« Reply #50 on: Oct 18, 2009, 08:38 AM »
Great new CD I've been listening to it since it came out

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Re: Converge
« Reply #51 on: Oct 18, 2009, 03:56 PM »
I LOVE their last album. Sure, it sounds easier to listen to compared to their previous work, but I don't see that as a bad thing at all, and I still really enjoy what I'm hearing....



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Re: Converge
« Reply #52 on: Feb 03, 2012, 05:24 AM »
Just began recording for their upcoming eighth studio album 'All We Love We Leave Behind'


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Re: Converge
« Reply #53 on: Feb 03, 2012, 09:52 PM »
Listening to No Heroes for the first time in a while, good shit.

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Re: Converge
« Reply #54 on: Feb 07, 2012, 01:43 AM »
best shit ever

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Re: Converge
« Reply #55 on: Feb 07, 2012, 02:47 PM »
Just began recording for their upcoming eighth studio album 'All We Love We Leave Behind'
was so excited when i heard about this :D and they never disappoint
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Re: Converge
« Reply #56 on: Aug 28, 2012, 05:32 PM »
New song.

Converge - "Aimless Arrow"

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Re: Converge
« Reply #57 on: Aug 28, 2012, 07:38 PM »
That tour with Touché Amoré, A Storm Of Light and The Secret is gonna be crazy good.

Honestly I can't remember a concert I've been to which had a better line-up. Fuck me
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Re: Converge
« Reply #58 on: Aug 28, 2012, 08:30 PM »
Whoa didn't know about that tour lineup. I love The Secret. But yeah bitchin' tour, bitchin' new song. Can't wait for this to drop.
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Re: Converge
« Reply #59 on: Aug 28, 2012, 08:42 PM »
That tour with Touché Amoré, A Storm Of Light and The Secret is gonna be crazy good.

Honestly I can't remember a concert I've been to which had a better line-up. Fuck me

I'd prefer the US line-up with Kvelertak, Torche and Nails.

I don't really know any of the bands on the EU line-up...but yeah, I'll probably go to the show.