Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Rank: #33 / 802
USER SCORE
83
Based on
42 ratings

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90
No Ripcord

AWLWLB is the sound of a legendary band coming to full terms with who they are, giving them the power to take everything that’s made them distinct and pushing those qualities as far as they can go in one unified statement.

90
Consequence of Sound

With the release of All We Love We Leave Behind, Converge has once again displayed its uncanny ability to create an album as skull-cleaving as it is beautiful.

86
Pitchfork

AWLWLB is an example of building on and mastering the music you loved when you were younger-- something that became more than music, ultimately-- so that it has a chance to grow old with you without becoming any less vital.

83
A.V. Club

While All We Love lacks cohesion in spots, it solidifies Converge’s position as one of hardcore’s most progressive yet soulful stalwarts.

80
Drowned in Sound

All We Love We Leave Behind retains the fire of Jane Doe and harnesses everything they’ve learned since, combining to create something unrelenting, brutal, and never short of magnificent.

80
PopMatters

In its totality, this release manages to defy comparison to past albums by keeping this band’s relentless passion for their art burning bright for all to see right up until the very end.

60
NME

Though dependably abrasive, anthems of doomed youth just aren’t as brilliantly nihilistic when they sound like they’ve got AC/DC’s Angus Young on guitar. 

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User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
88
Converge deliver with an album that basically mixes up everything that made every other one of their albums so great. It's probably one of their most intense sounding works, but still delivers with great emotion. These guys have yet to become stale in the slightest.

Favourite tracks: Aimless Arrow, Trespasses, Sadness Comes Home, A Glacial Pace, Veins and Veils, Coral Blue, All We Love We Leave Behind
KEITH1437
70
Aimless Arrow is really good, but the rest just doesn't strike me. Metal continues to evade my taste.
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DETAILS

October 9, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epitah / Label
Metalcore / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 26 - AllMusic
# 9 - Consequence of Sound
# 7 - Exclaim!
# 49 - No Ripcord
# 42 - Pazz & Jop
# 40 - Stereogum
# 46 - Tiny Mix Tapes
MISC LISTS
# 46 - Pitchfork Readers
# 21 - The Needle Drop
Track List
  1. Aimless Arrow 
  2. Trespasses 
  3. Tender Abuse 
  4. Sadness Comes Home 
  5. Empty on the Inside 
  6. Sparrow's Fall 
  7. Glacial Pace 
  8. No Light Escapes (bonus) 
  9. Vicious Muse 
  10. Veins and Vails 
  11. Coral Blue 
  12. Shame in the Way 
  13. On My Shield (bonus) 
  14. Precipice 
  15. All We Love We Leave Behind 
  16. Runaway (bonus) 
  17. Predatory Glow
Contributions By
royalflush, thisisabtlgrnd, patton
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Added on: August 28, 2012


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