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good job on the review cory, although i didnt like this cd on initial listin, it has really grown on me, its defintly one of the better releases this half of the year.
Good review, good album. Not as good as Jane Doe though and meayeb not a classic. Still better than 80% of this years metal/hardcore releases.
I had high expectations for this cd and somehow Converge pulled through for me. The themes on this cd seem even more connected with each other than the ones on Jane Doe. My only gripe with You Fail Me is that the cd is waaaaaaaay to short. "You Fail Me" and "in Her shadow" seem to take up most of the time and without those 2, we'd be left with a cd consisting of a bunch of 2 and 1 minute songs (almost grindcore in length). lets see if someone can answer this... is the riff during the end of "
Shit band, shit cd, shit reviewer, shit everything
i would also have given it a 8 good review though
of the 12 songs on here, i enjoyed about 5 of them. the rest is just not very interesting. i liked it back when they were pissed and they showed it. now they seem to still be pissed, but they wanna sell records.
"Last Light" and "Dropout" are my two favorite songs on this CD! There are a lot of really good songs on this one, but a few mediocre ones as well. The good songs were way too short, and the mediocre and crappy ones seemed to drag on forever. The title tracks is WAAAAY too f*cking long and boring. When you hear one measure of the song, you've heard the entire thing!!! Seriously, it should've been a short into to a good song! After this dull moment, it then nosedives into "In Her Shadow" which SU
what? lambgoat gave a converge album a good review? thats crazy.....
cory's reviews are boarderline unreadable... take a journalism/english class DOOD
Coming from someone who can't even spell borderline, I'm sure that really hits hard.
this review makes no sense because you had tons of superlatives for the album and the only flaw you found in it was "some people might not like it" and you only gave it a 9? is lambgoat afraid to give a 10? granted, i don't think this album is deserving of a 10, but that's my opinion. in your opinion, you loved it. it shouldn't matter to a reviewer what other people think of the album. if you're going to saturate a review with compliments and basically call it perfect, don't give it an impe
cory suggested that the record could be a 10/10. However, an album will have to be ABSOLUTELY perfect to get that score, since i have final say. Just because he used superlatives in the review does not make the album perfect. I don't know why everybody gets so hung up on 8's versus 7's, or 9's versus 10's. If you have a problem with it dude, just email me, instead of this pointless whining.
here's a review for you. the disc is good. it isn't jane doe and couldn't ever be because it had already been done. the band is older now and i believe that music is their passion. they aren't going to make a cd that you or i want to hear but a cd that is going to please the band themselves as musicians. there comes a point in time when you look back at what you did as and question how good you really are. you fail me is good and that is that.
half of the reviews i have read for this cd on other sites are pretty scathing and yet have no real reason for not liking it. check out www.punknews.org for a such an example. good review here though, though i thought a little more reason for giving it a 9 instead of a 10 could have been given. i think this is why i liked the old rating system so much... this is like a 94 whereas "petitioning" could have been a 90 and jane doe a 100.
Honestly, this is insane. Dont get me wrong, You Fail Me is a great album in its own right. BUT.... the vocals could not have been worse, and the music on all accounts isnt as interesting as Jane Doe, which got the same score. I give it a 7, but an 8 is alright. Ultimately though, this album got a higher score than Miss Machine which simply makes no sense. The DEP put out a masterwork of technical proficiency, masterful songwriting, innovation and quality on absolutley all accounts. However,
First of f*ck FRANCE! But I agree 110% with Dimitri_from_Paris. DEP blew Converge out of the water, good album but this rating system is f*cked. Recount!
petitioning the empty sky > you fail me > all the other worthless shit they put out
great cd, good review cory. I enjoyed this one very much.
i think the album gets a ten. converge is one of the only bands in hardcore that's lasted longer than 3 albums, consistently released solid albums, and has changed their style just enough with each album to keep things interesting and fresh rather than watering things down and singing or just releasing the same boring metalcore albums over and over again. mad props to these boys for doing it right every time.
You all need to get off this kids nutts. Personally, I think he hit the nail on the head. This is a f*cking amazing cd. Whoever said they "just want to sell records" is a f*cking moron. They are certainly still pissed. Whoever actively dislikes this cd is just doing it to "hate on the NEW cd" just like every other brainless f*ck. Good review, AMAZING band, Great CD.
it's so weird how people categorize music...how can you say that converge wanna sell more cds? are you dumb or what? in 5 years everyone will talk about this one, not about the miss machine cd which is a good album, great, but how can you compare those two? read the lyrics, this is a masterpiece, pure emotional blackness and real violence...no need for too technicity to show how much you angry...Just one more thing, converge comes from the punk hardcore scene but they don't give a f*ck about stu
great band. good album. NOT a nine. give "leviatian" a seven and this a nine?! i think you got your reviews mixed up. this is not classic, and i am not blown away. it is good, but i expected a lot better.
A 9!?! You've got to be kidding me. You gave Mastodon a 7. You should probably just get converge's c-cks out of your mouth, because it's obviously f*cked with your hearing. This record is boring.
I know girls who've put lots of c-cks in their mouths and it never affected their hearing. I liked this record a whole lot. I didn't like Leviathan nearly as much. This record was a good listen. Leviathan was not. Regardless, there is no point in comparing the two as they are two very different sorts of records and pretty much two totally different genres of music. For what they are, the scores I gave were, in my opinion, accurate. If you don't like the review, go to hell. If you do like it,
converge could come out with a rap album and lambgoat would still give it a ludicrously high score and the "album of the week" title. you guys are jerks.
Converge...rap album!?! OMG LOL ROLF Seriously, die.
Yeah no offense but this is possibly the worst album converge has ever put out, and it's definitely not a 9/10. And it does feel like whatever converge puts out is going to get a high rating, because of WHO it is, not WHAT. Because if we're being honest, this record is bad.
I thought the review captured everything that this album is. 9? Maybe not, but that's really not a big deal.
You guys are completely comparing apples and oranges. Mastodon and DEP have *very* little in common with Converge. Sure, if you judge the music solely on "technical proficiency" other bands will win out. Either way, it doesn't matter. Opinions are like jerks (as we all know, the hardcore scene is chock full of 'em). It's always a relief to hear genuinely dark music that isn't infected with a bunch of Iron Maiden riffs played in reverse.
Holy shit this album owns. Anyone that thinks this "sucks" or "doesn't live up to Jane Doe" or is their "worst album" needs to go back to their Hatebreed and Killswitch cd's and stop polluting the air with their low brainwaves. This album is beginning-to-end brilliant, just like every Converge album, and this album is a hundred times classier and more subtle than Miss Machine (which I like). Saying this album isn't as good as DEP because it's not as technical is like saying Floyd isn't as goo
why listen to converge when you can just listen to starkweather? they're better.
I thought Jane Doe was better. You Fail Me is quite the boring straightfoward album.
I have it and its good. Obviously it could never meet up to Jane Doe, I didn't expect it to. I was disappointed with how overhyped it was, like the countdown on the website. But whatever. It doesn't detract from some good brutal songs. And personally, I think "In Her Shadow" is one of the best things they've ever done. A little slow and grating at first, but then gets into this evil and sad sounding swing. My only gripe is that I'm tired of hearing Jacob vent rage at some mystery hardcore girl o
DUDE. Words like Nuanced blow my mind! SHRED IT!
well i dont think jane doe is that great as all you make it out to be.. what the heck??? this one on the other hand is fantastic... i can see me playing it and not getting tired of it like i do a lot of other new stuff coming out these days... this aint core by numbers. but thats what some people like.
this album is amazing and im glad someone reviews it well, because alot of ppl didnt its a classic! good job, Cory!
I have been a fan for 10 years now and by far You Fail Me is there most mature album so far. Plus, there is only 1 guitar player in this album too!
Went to a converge show, beasted some kids in the face, rocked out, got knocked to the floor, got thrown out for brawling...... perfect show man
a year and a half later and i still agree with this review wholeheartedly. It also seems as if most people have finally come around since September 2004 and realized that this cd is awesome despite it not being better than Jane Doe. Goodjob Cory.