- Need some youthful, energetic fury that still wears its punk on its sleeve? There's a Petitioning the Empty Sky for that.
- Need perhaps the best example of abrasive, jarring, turn-of-the-century metallic hardcore? There's a When Forever Comes Crashing for that.
- Need arguably the most impressive arc of epic hardcore written in the last fifteen years? There's a Jane Doe for that.
- Need a slightly sparser, moodier journey? There's a You Fail Me for that.
- Need an odd duck of a wildly shifting, mildly-unpopular-but-still-hiding-some-gems album? There's a No Heroes for that.
- Need the hardcore world's equivalent of a hip-hop record, with guest guitar work and vocals galore, plus the band's heaviest dose of experimentalism? There's an Axe to Fall for that.
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This album bored the shit out of me. Last album wasn't great either. Liberal arty gays are stoked.
This record is great. I liked it even better than Axe to Fall.
15 years later and people are still sucking Jane Doe's dck
15 years later and people are still sucking Jane Doe's dck Funny you say that because I absolutely love Jane Doe (as well as Converge's earlier material) and imo Converge has not put out anything even slightly listenable since then. On the positive side, at least this is better than the new dillinger or poison the well (two other bands of that era that have gone even further downhill) which is considerably worse. Either way though, these guys should retire.
amazing. and when people are sucking an albums dck after that long we call it a "classic" Jane Doe is a f*cking "classic."
Good record.. I didn't realize this was an article about Jane Doe ? Don't like it, don't listen to it.
Jane Doe came out Sept 11 2001. Making it 11 years old.
"Need an odd duck of a wildly shifting, mildly-unpopular-but-still -hiding-some-gems album? There's a No Heroes for that." translation: shit album, but it's converge, so...
So f*cking good. And for the record, No Heroes is wildly underrated.
no heroes was f*cking great. crushes me still!
try "petitioning" you stupid f*ck. being 6 years old when it was released is not an excuse.
webby, you really let this 4th rate NYU-online drop-out review records? really? this guy gave the record a good score, sure, but for f*cks sake his verbal diarhea makes it seem like an anthony fontana with self-inflicted brain damage wrote this. that said this record is growing on me, I didnt like it that much at first but it is growing on me.
agreed that predatory glow was a weird choice for an album ender. a glacial pace or the title track or shame in the way would have been a better fit.
A f*cking 6? Lambgoat users really are f*ckheads.
two jarbronis posted 1s. Must be waiting for an asking alexandria album so they can cup each other's balls and cry. f*ckers.
I like No Heroes a lot. Last 2 records have now made it so that I probably won't be anticipating other Converge releases as much. The opening to "Vicious Muse" makes me think they're about to cover Cap'n Jazz's cover of "Take On Me." I'd rather listen to that new Fight Amp record that was just posted on here. Shit's really good.
"webby, you really let this 4th rate NYU-online drop-out review records? really? this guy gave the record a good score, sure, but for f*cks sake his verbal diarhea makes it seem like an anthony fontana with self-inflicted brain damage wrote this. that said this record is growing on me, I didnt like it that much at first but it is growing on me." I AM DYING FROM THE ANTHONY FONTANA REF. BAHAHAHAHAHA SO TRUE. Record is solid but Kurt needs to chill with all the random solos. f*ck.
Converge is probably the most overrated hardcore band of the last 35 years. for real. 90% of their catalog is f*cking god awful. the songs that are worth it are almost accidental. I'm pretty sure that as Converge's fan base grows older these facts will come to light.
Worst f*cking review I've ever dared to read. You'd think they'd give this one to someone who can write?
the two "it's" instead of "its" are a major turn-off. (in Sparrow's Fall and Coral Blue).
no heroes is 10x the record that you fail me is. that record sucks the dingle.
I think all the fans the came after No Heroes ruined this band. Youre all f*cking IDIOTS.
better than Axe to Fall, and I wasn't the biggest fan of Axe to Fall.
Best Album of 2012. And I've been listening since "When Forever Comes Crashing".
OH, f*ck YOU ALL. THIS SHIT SUCKS. 0 OUT OF 0. NOTHING, gayS.
To the reviewer, you said you felt the organization of the tracks seems to have been overlooked. I'm curious then to how you feel the track order should list.
hey whats up guys, this is that doof guitarist in Mastodon, the one without a tattoo over my eye. Just droppin by LG to say how stoked I am that Converge put out another record. Seriously, Uber, f*cking, Stoked.
I liked it.i dont know everyone gets up in arms when bands progress their sound.youd cry if they made the same album over and over.