Their first album in five years, The Dusk In Us is the latest release from Converge. They certainly remain a big part of that metal and maths rock scene and they always will, however this record almost takes a Dillinger Escape Plan turn - for the better may I add - which gives the whole record an added kick. Available on black vinyl LP, indigo vinyl LP and CD and released on Epitaph.
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- 0640841637821 / Limited edition indigo coloured vinyl LP on Deathwish Inc. Includes 28-page booklet
8/10 Benn Staff review, 31 October 2017
I wrote the description for this record and I know I’m getting to write the review. Great stuff.
First things first. The album art is very good. And like a nice plate of your favourite grub, you eat with your eyes and to a certain extent this is true with records, too. What the front of the album art actually is however, is something that you’ll have to find out for yourself. I think it might be a witch or something overlooking a canyon? Maybe, I don’t know.
Moving on. From the three tracks uploaded onto YouTube, you get that classic mix of maths metal and experimental, almost doom, metal that Converge have pretty much built their entire careers on. I think the reason I find them so appealing to listen to is that they very rarely use anything other than their instruments to create their music. A lot of bands seem to be falling into the habit of replacing band members with keyboards. Sometimes, it can pay off (and Converge are one of the few who have done this), but a lot of the time bands release a ‘radio friendly’ record and it’s nothing but a f****** earsore.
I can pretty much guarantee that this record will find its way into my hands, down the road and onto my record player, at some point. Genuinely a very good record that brings Converge's traditional, leading metalcore into contact with an angular noise rock they've rarely considered before.
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