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Hey it’s almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means: long-lead print publications are publishing their year-end lists! The great metal glossy Decibel dropped theirs today, and there’s a lot to talk about on this thing, so let’s dig in. At No. 1 is Converge’s All We Love We Leave Behind, a totally deserving choice,… More »

This week is a big one for new albums, especially if you like the sounds that electric guitars make when they’re turned up loud. I’m not as besotted with Tame Impala’s new Lonerism as a lot of people seem to be, but the album does a nice job turning ’70s bongwater-psych into a prettily fractal… More »

Every year I’m tempted to — and sometimes do — say “this has been a great year for metal.” It’s a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff turning fuzzy and falling into the background, the favorites cementing themselves in your brain and eardrums. Or maybe… More »

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Stream Old Man Gloom The Ape Of God (Stereogum Premiere)

The promotional campaign/unconventional-release strategy behind Old Man Gloom's upcoming The Ape Of God is one of the weirdest I've ever come across. I'll recount it…
Michael Nelson | November 10, 2014 - 10:18 am

Converge Deconstruct “Dark Horse” On Song Exploder

To the untrained ear, the songs of the Boston hardcore legends Converge probably sound like frantic tantrums, but the music is actually made up of…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Converge – “Precipice / All We Love We Leave Behind” Video

Back in 2013, the Boston hardcore/metal legends Converge earned an Album Of The Week for their furious All We Love We Leave Behind. And though…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Stream Converge All We Love We Leave Behind

Oh, hell yeah. Veteran metalcore brain-annihilators Converge return next week with their new album All We Love We Leave Behind, a pared-down effort with no…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Converge – “Shame In The Way”

Ferocious hardcore cult heroes Converge release their new album All We Love We Leave Behind next month, and I, for one, cannot wait to hear…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Converge – “Aimless Arrow” Video

This fall, Converge, the most important hardcore band of the last 20 years or so, will release their new album All We Love We Leave
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2012 - 11:18 am

Stream Converge’s Axe To Fall

The Massachusetts quartet's forthcoming seventh album -- one of the year's heaviest and best -- is streaming from start to finish at MySpace prior to…
brandon | October 13, 2009 - 11:03 am

New Converge Video – “Axe To Fall”

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…
brandon | October 8, 2009 - 12:26 pm

Fuck Yeah Fest 2009 In Photos

In its sixth year, Fuck Yeah Fest had the explicit intention of benefitting California's state parks, and implicit intention of scaring away media outlets afraid…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2009 - 12:36 pm

New Converge – “Dark Horse”

Somewhere between releasing 2004's You Fail Me and No Heroes in 2006, I started seeing Kurt Ballou getting name-checked more as a producer at his…
brandon | August 25, 2009 - 9:30 am