Five almost years after the release of their magnificent, previous full llength album ”All We Love We Leave Behind”, Converge are back with a new full length. Produced by Kurt Ballou, ”The Dusk In Us” was released on the 3rd of November. Previously this year the band had released a 7” single which included two tracks, ”I can tell you about pain” and ”Eve”. I want to say once again that ”Eve” is a killer song, probably one of my favourite Converge songs. It was high time though for a new full length. The awainting is over.
Converge is definitely not your typical kind of a band. I mean, we’re talking about a solid catalogue. In 2001 they released ”Jane Doe”, an album regarded by many people as one of the best albums of the 00’s. Since then they’ve been producing nothing else but excellent albums like ”Axe To Fall” and ”You Fail Me”.
So let’s check out Converge’s new album. Excited? Oh yes, i must confess i am. ”The Dusk In Us” includes thirteen tracks. It starts with a dope song called ”A Single Tear”. What a way to start an album! This song is simply great. Converge are back at it again! ”Eye of the Quarrel” is simply great as well and all i’m thinking is these guys are just doing their thing and they’re pretty damn good at it. The band had shared ”Under Duress” some months before. I haven’t changed my mind about this song at all. This song kills. I think the fans loved it as well. ”Arkhipov Calm” and ”I can tell you abou pain” are two cataclysmic songs. The simple thing you have to do is simply enjoy these songs. In ”The Dusk in us” the band flirts with post metal a lot and the outcome is simply excellent. I loved this song. In ”Wildlife” we witness another transition towards hardcore punk. The band decreases and then increaes the tense levels like bosses that they are. We have passed to the second part of this album. ”Murk & Marrow” lies in front of us. Once again it’s nothing less than epicness. ”Trigger” brought to mind a bit of Unsane. It’s certainly heavy as hell and a track you need to listen to. ”Broken by light” is a classic Converge track. You’ll love this one as well. Same goes for ”Cannibals”. ”Thousand of miles between us” is an awesome song. I think it’s one of the highlights of this album. Speaking of highlights, wait till you listen to ”Reptilian”. This is a huge song and that’s hands down.
Converge had warned us earlier this year about what’s going to happen. ”The Dusk In Us” is a great album, composed of thirteen great songs. I don’t know how they do it but they have simply done it once again. ”The Dusk In Us” gets a 9 out of 10. I loved this album and i simply want to recommend it. Here’s a link where you can listen to this album.