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All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #17 / 955
User Score
Based on 149 ratings
2012 Ratings: #32
October 9, 2012 / Release Date
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Epitaph / Label
Metalcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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. 

GreNewl
83
Its got that sweetspot of clean enough to hit hard but still dirty enough to sound raw and pummeling. Not much to say really, it's as good as a converge album comes, and their standards are already pretty damn high for me
lyre
81
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
notbuzzzila
78
It's not the masterpiece it's lauded to be, but it's still a damn good release from a band decades into their career.
BuffaloStaple
85
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
kappachino
82
Now this is what I call a nutbuster
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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