Converge

When Forever Comes Crashing

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Over the course of the years since the band's formation in the early '90s, Converge has continued to release solid hardcore-metal records that improve each time in their technicality and structure, becoming more and more experimental within a musical genre that has a reputation for being quite stagnant. When Forever Comes Crashing is the culmination of that growth -- an extremely solid, well-written, and produced album that pushes the hardcore boundaries while maintaining the ability to explode. Precise and relentess, the 11 tracks plow through heads like an unsteered bus filled with armed schizophrenics. From the first straight-up metal riff and spastic screams of "My Unsaid Everything" to the quirky buried-alive screeching of "The Lowest Common Denominator" and all the way through to "Love as Arson," it is undeniable that Converge has become one of the most powerful and effective bands in metallic hardcore.

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