Metal-core for the most part has a bad reputation with both metalheads and hardcore fans. In fact, back in college it was the one thing my metal friend and I could actually agree on regarding music, citing the fact that it’s usually not metal or hardcore enough and blending the shittiest parts of both to create one giant ball of mediocrity and disappointment. Converge is different, and they proved that with their 3rd release of When Forever Comes Crashing.
While my favorite and the one I have the most connection with is their highly acclaimed Jane Doe, When Forever Comes Crashing shows us the progression of the band and what led to the eventual mastery of Jane Doe. Incredibly relentless, Converge delivers 11 technical jams (12 if you get the reissued version) ranging from the breakneck speeds of “Conduit” to the slow, mellow, yet unsettling sounds of “Ten Cents.”
Life most of Converge’s music, WFCC is one of those albums that you really have to be in the mood to listen to in order to enjoy it. However if you’re looking for aggressive yet skilled music, you can’t go wrong with When Forever Comes Crashing.
Converge – Conduit