When we posted “Dark Horse” I went into some detail (aka babbled) about how much I like Converge’s seventh album Axe To Fall. It’s easier to backup the enthusiasm with a second bullet in the chamber in the form of the suffocating title track. Axe, the album, introduces new wrinkles into Converge’s attack (the aforementioned piano, glockenspiel, saxophone, etc.), but this song’s a straight-to-the-neck old-school kicker. For the video, director Craig Murray goes the seizure-inducing horror route complete with a haunted house, torturous brain-frying headgear, animated wire bondage, and a pregnant television.

Here’s another listen to the blitzkrieg opener “Dark Horse”:

Axe To Fall is out 10/20 via Epitaph.

Comments (14)
  1. CHIP  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    god converge is so friggin good

  2. their new album is SO GOOD! i’m glad to see stereogum covering these guys. pure talent and brutality!

  3. Alec  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    I don’t understand how people think the new mastodon album can hold up against a band like Converge. Classic rock? psshHaw…

    • Yeah, Crack the Skye is average at best. I tried giving it various benefits of the doubt, but I finally realized my doubt was the truth. At least to these ears…

  4. WallabyJoe  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    What the fuck is this shit now?

  5. No Thanks

  6. d@ve  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    i’m either not on the right site or clicked a link for saw VI, this is just crap.

  7. andy  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    So amazing, I haven’t listened to them for years.

  8. d@ve  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    …just crap

  9. DS  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    “just crap”

    care to elaborate on that at all, or are you just getting a bit tetchy waiting for that new Animal Collective Record?

  10. Alice  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    I think everyone who works at AP magazine just spaffed…LOL..panty shots in a “horror” video

  11. Convergence  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    WTF…? Panty shots…?!

  12. I can’t wait to spin this record. This group are my hands-down favourite metal act of the decade.

    • let’s go ahead and replace “are” with “is” in that last sentence. got so excited i forgot to grammar.

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