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All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2012 Ratings: #10 / 1094
User Score
Based on 288 ratings
2012 Ratings: #13
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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. 

[Converge- All We Love We Leave Behind /Allofasudden Essentials #1]

Vibrantly intense & chaotically thunderous in a raging momentum,
the boston band Converge's astonishing skills drives metalcore's sound more clear & melodic. Throughout their discography they've been making such intriguing & ballistic sounds in music for several decades, but they don't even let us think that they're slowing down, or rather, their music is remarkably growing.

All We Love We Leave Behind is an ... read more
After being disappointed by 'Jane Doe', I was recommended to check out some of Converge's later stuff if I was looking to get into them (which I was), specifically their 2012 record 'All We Love We Leave Behind' and I wasn't disappointed with this one that's for sure. Where 'Jane Doe' lacked in dynamics 'All We Love We Leave Behind' thrives as the sound of the album is way more diverse and way more interesting with its sometimes sludgier approach to song structures while at the same being as ... read more
So I just wanted to share a story about a record that completely changed my listening experience.
So I was just scrolling through YouTube and a video made by the youtuber Deep Cuts just popped in my recommended. At that time I was just starting my "music journey" so I was pretty interested about what he put in his top 10 placements. While skipping and skipping every album he mentioned one album cover caught my eyes. It had a black cover featuring the period of the moons' orbit. I ... read more
Consistently had flashbacks to Six Feet Under's Graveyard Classics IV, due to the instrumentals being good (in this case very good) but the vocals honestly just ruining it. I don't dislike this project as much as that one, but it's still something I wanted to be finished with within the first 10 minutes.
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
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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