Reviews Converge The Dusk In Us

Converge

The Dusk In Us

Out of all the bands painted with the seemingly ubiquitous metalcore tag, Converge seem both the most likely to accept the term graciously and rip your throat out for the mere suggestion. But really, they are a true amalgam of both - the sound is the heavy and the vocals and attitude are the core.

The Dusk In Us is the band's ninth studio album and it could very well be their best release ever. You would think that would signify some sort of change in style or direction, but no. It's everything a Converge fan can expect - nothing but heavy grimness dripping from the speakers.

Guitarist Kurt Ballou again works the knobs at the mixing board (or whatever the fuck that means nowadays) and he's provided a fuller, richer, more...majestic sound than previous albums. Tracks like "Arkhipov Calm" and "Trigger" find the balance between immediacy and space, while the title track are all about atmosphere. That inner claustrophobia we've all experienced. 

It took five years for Converge to release The Dusk In Us. The longest span between albums yet. We can only hope for a quicker turnaround next time, because as soon as those last notes fade, the immediate loss is palpable and you're left with no choice but to put it on again.

8.3 / 10Kevin Fitzpatrick
Advertisement
VEGAS - Not Ever banner
Leave a comment

8.3 / 10

8.3 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
More by Converge

Converge

Beautiful Ruin

8.0 / 10 Converge - Beautiful Ruin album cover

Converge—Nietzsche’s pissed off nephew, Rilke’s furious friend—achieves a glimmering consummation in a mishmash of fourness (which, in numerology, symbolizes spiritual wholeness). They went from thrash titans to sonic gods; now ...

Converge

All We Love We Leave Behind

7.0 / 10 Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind album cover

This is not a review but more a lament, and I am not sure exactly who or what this lament is meant because there is a definite sense of utter ...

Converge

Axe to Fall

9.5 / 10 Converge - Axe to Fall album cover

As they approach twenty years as a band, taking a look back at what Converge has accomplished throughout their career span would be a fairly daunting task. In an effort ...

Related news

MP3s 30-minute Converge song

Posted March 19, 2020, 7:37 p.m.

"Ednless Arrow," an experimental and ambient version of their song "Aimless Arrow," was released on Bandcamp today by Converge. The band sums it up: To keep people entertained in these ...

Shows Kuma's Fest for 15th anniversary

Posted Feb. 2, 2020, 9:51 a.m.

Chicago restaurant Kuma's Corner is celebrating its 15th anniversary in a fig way, with a one-day festival at Brands Park, headlined by Anthrax with Converge, Russian Circles, The Atlas ...

Tours SUMAC, Converge and Cult Leader on the West Coast

Posted Nov. 18, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Much like the headline reads, SUMAC, Converge, and Cult Leader will tour the North America West Coast this January, beginning in Vancouver, BC and ending in Mesa, AZ nine days ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.