Rather than counting down the days until we can celebrate Christmas, this year we’re bringing you a series of metal posts will be celebrating the countdown until we don’t have to be inundated with Christmas music and decorations everywhere. To coincide with this countdown we’ll be posting our top 25 metal (and metal-ish) albums of 2012. 25 days of hell, 25 rad metal albums to make up for it.
All We Love We Leave Behind. At this point, all we really need to know is that there’s a new Converge record, that’s how consistently fantastic the band has been since their inception and subsequent domination of the metal/hardcore scene. Morphing from a noisy hardcore band to, eventually, a pure metalcore band and now into whatever style you might call them. No matter what album in their catalog you pick up, it is distinctively Converge, but still not really all that much like other Converge albums. All We Love We Leave Behind isn’t much different, sharing some similarities with Axe To Fall but still proving its own unique moments, such as the intro that brings “All We Love We Leave Behind” in. From beginning to end, All We Love is an acute, emotionally-charged onslaught that further cements Converge as one of the best heavy bands of the last couple decades, almost without question. Whether you’re into face-melting guitar work, body-jarring beatdown sections or a good, ol’ fashioned circle pit, All We Love has something for you. An absolute must-have for Converge fans, or even heavy music fans in general. Guaranteed to get you pissed (in a good way).