All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #10 / 1029
User Score
Based on 217 ratings
2012 Ratings: #17
Liked by 7 people
October 9, 2012 / Release Date
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Epitaph / Label
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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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. 

Encapsulating anger is quite an easy feat in music, but doing so with meaning is completely the opposite. Converge is a band that successfully manages to capture the mystical eyes of their fans with both strong songwriting & even stronger performances. Perfection in rock is almost impossible to truly achieve, but I believe this record is yet another example of an artist finally finding their true sound and sticking with it, resulting in an immaculate set of tracks that are enjoyable for ... read more
What has served as my second favorite Converge album for a long time, All We Love We Leave Behind is a perfect example of how the right amount of experience and honing your craft can pay off with an exceptional end product. The fact that this album comes over twenty years since the groups inception, over a decade since the lineup of Converge had solidified, and after seven previous releases goes to show you that the act were still an essential and pummeling force in the hardcore scene even ... read more
the way aimless arrow is on 17/16 for 3 bars of the verse and then on the fourth its on 4/4 and goes to the 4/4 bridge kicks SO MUCH ASS
WOW. And now I'm not even sure if I like Jane Doe as much as I did yesterday.

To me, exploring that album and era of Converge's discography, it seemed like the culmination of sheer rage and passionate intensity worked... to a fault. The backing instrumentation was all well and good, the highlight of the album easily, but the vocals were so distorted and scream-focused it felt like I couldn't digest it or get anything emotionally out of it, almost as if it straddled the fence between being ... read more
Man, this thing surprised the fuck out of me, didn't really know too much about Converge but man I love this shit! Some of the most explosive and intense metal music to have released this decade. This shit sounds super passionate, a lot of craft and emotion clearly went into it, the songwriting here is just great, lyrically and structurally these tracks are also very impressive to me. Don't even get me started on Kurt Ballou's immaculately crisp production on this thing aswell. My only issue is ... read more
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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
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Added on: August 28, 2012