Converge - The Dusk In Us
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2017 Ratings: #31 / 735
User Score
Based on 193 ratings
2017 Ratings: #80
November 3, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Converge may be slowing down in their output, but this is perhaps the band's best record since You Fail Me, keeping in mind the three albums in-between are not to be sniffed at.

95
The 405
To listen to an album as punishingly ferocious as this and come away with a stark impression of its emotional vulnerability is quite some feat on the part of the band.
90
The Line of Best Fit

The Dusk in Us continues to show the depth that Converge can hold below the abrasive sounds. They don’t create chunks of music to be instantly digested, they create art which is meant to take you prisoner in a darkness that will ultimately show you more than you ever realised.

90
Alternative Press
If the album title seems like a premonition, the stuff coming out of the speakers conveys the emotional context and sonic evacuation Converge have built their legend upon. As they have grown as musicians, writers and humans (with all the baggage that contains), the band still maintain their status as leaders.
83
A.V. Club

The Dusk In Us can’t match the apocalyptic power of a classic like 2001’s Jane Doe, but when Converge takes a victory lap, it still does it at a mad sprint.

82
Pitchfork

As sharp, urgent, and exploratory as they’ve ever been, The Dusk in Us is quintessential Converge, given the grand new purpose of salvation.

80
Exclaim!

The Dusk in Us is another step forward for Converge, pushing their sound to new levels in a way that is uniquely their own. Although it took five years to come to fruition, the record was well worth the wait, and stands as a testament to why the band have become so hugely influential.

80
AllMusic

Nervy, brainy, bold, and uncompromising, The Dusk in Us doesn't deviate much from the Converge playbook, and why should it?

80
The Guardian

While Converge have never since been able to replicate that shock of the new, they are remarkably consistent, with each new album finding surprising areas of extreme noise to explore. The Dusk in Us, the band’s first album in five years, continues that trend, offering some of Converge’s most punishing efforts yet.

80
Drowned in Sound

An unerring sense of conflict courses through The Dusk In Us, and while that might sound like business as usual for a Converge record, it’s a testament to Bannon and his cohorts that they remain so compelling nine albums in.

80
The Needle Drop
Metalcore legends Converge return with their 9th installment of blisteringly detailed rage.
75
Consequence of Sound
While Converge thankfully haven’t veered towards the pop metal of their erstwhile tourmates in Mastodon, their vital growth as a creative unit has nonetheless padded their cudgel.
70
Sputnikmusic

The Dusk in Us is oddly paced, and any investment tends to feel intermittent. Their lacerating attacks feel self-inflicted and surgical, but don’t always scar as they should.

60
DIY
‘The Dusk in Us’ was whittled down to thirteen tracks from eighteen and there remains a little bit of extraneous material, particularly towards the album’s close, and that uneven pacing suggests a touch of rust after so long away - ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’ felt more tightly controlled.
tinymusiccritic
93
If you asked me to introduce Converge to the uninitiated, particularly to someone unaccustomed to the more “extreme” end of the musical spectrum, I wouldn’t play them one of the band’s longer, softer tracks like ‘Farewell Note to this City’ or ‘Wretched World’. Whilst this would serve as a means of easing them into the band’s sonic maelstrom, these, and a dozen or so other tracks like them, are, of course, the exceptions to the dominant rule ... read more
MasterCrackfox
82
Converge return for their ninth full length installment, five years since their previous full length outing, on The Dusk In Us. The album is a continued success for one of, if not the most, consistent metalcore band in history. Although the four-piece ease up on the full throttle end of tracks, electing for a different sound in many aspects, The Dusk In Us is still a brilliant example of the talent and consistency this group bring to their music.

There are certainly a number of tracks that ... read more
notbuzzzila
97
2017 was a great year for music, especially metalcore. My favorite album of the entire genre was released in 2017 (Code Orange's Forever), and plenty of the genre's veterans put out great albums. Among the best of 'em was Converge's late-era masterpiece, The Dusk In Us, my second-favorite album the band has ever put out.
CxAylward
32
god damn this is some squeaky clean ass bs
NR
This record is phenomenal. The production has that Kurt Ballou watermark that makes it shine. Each member's performances are spectacular and interesting. It does suffer is a bit from having a few skippable tracks (Wildlife and Cannibals come to mind) but those are more than made up for with some absolute classics for the Converge catalogue. All in all, another supreme effort by Converge.
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Track List

  1. A Single Tear
  2. Eye of the Quarrel
  3. Under Duress
  4. Arkhipov Calm
  5. I Can Tell You About Pain
  6. The Dusk in Us
  7. Wildlife
  8. Murk & Marrow
  9. Trigger
  10. Broken by Light
  11. Cannibals
  12. Thousands of Miles Between Us
  13. Reptilian
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