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Salem, Massachusetts, United States (1990 – present)

Converge is a 4-piece American band, formed in February of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Playing a blend of and , this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning and genres.

They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed “hardcore kids with leftover Slayer riffs”. The band soon graduated to playing live performances in 1991 after recording some demos on a 4-track recorder.

In their latter years, Converge have enjoyed relatively high levels of popularity despite the esoteric feel of their music and the substantial lack of media attention they receive. The extreme nature of their music, particularly the atonal vocals and often complicated finger-work of the guitar riffs make it difficult for some to appreciate this brand of . Later records have gradually become more extensively produced largely due to the maturation of their sound.

Converge’s influences range from hardcore punk bands, such as Black Flag, Negative Approach, The Accüsed, and Born Against; metal bands like Black Sabbath, Godflesh, Slayer, and Entombed; and proto-mathcore bands Starkweather and Rorschach. Jacob Bannon has also discussed an appreciation for and inspiration from grindcore on Earache Records, post-hardcore on Dischord Records; thrash metal, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Vio-Lence, and Death Angel, and post-punk groups, such as Depeche Mode and The Cure.


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  • SXR85G

    know only the latest album from Converge. The album starts very heavy with Trespasses but songs like Coral Blue disappoint me very much.

    24 Nov 7:16pm Reply
  • Phenix_inFlames

    Jane Doe is their heaviest album due to it's excessive dissonance. But it all boils down to what you consider heavy.

    24 Nov 2:19pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    id probably say that Axe to Fall is a bit more accessible sounding than AWLWLB

    24 Nov 12:20pm Reply
  • Aserihclem

    All their albums are heavy. They are all a little different too. Their latest album is probably their most accessible though. Catchy, driving, and brutal.

    24 Nov 8:27am Reply
  • SXR85G

    For fans of Converge: Nails

    23 Nov 8:54pm Reply
  • SXR85G

    what is their heaviest album?

    23 Nov 8:54pm Reply
  • Aserihclem

    The best band in extreme music today.

    17 Nov 12:40am Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    В Самару не хотят приехать, нет новостей?

    16 Nov 10:01pm Reply
  • deathnaked

    Romulus666, perfect example of a fuccboi

    10 Nov 10:11pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    Romulus666, they just want to drink some beer with legendary Converge members.

    10 Nov 7:36pm Reply
  • Romulus666

    At the Gates are meh. What do they have to do with Converge?

    6 Nov 12:23am Reply
  • Zombienation333

    How the fuck is this tagged as metalcore?

    4 Nov 9:31am Reply
  • deathnaked

    if you don't love both at the gates and converge you're probably what is known as a fuccboi

    1 Nov 10:15pm Reply
  • owl_95

    i fucking love this band!

    1 Nov 1:32pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hello! Listen and download my project!

    31 Oct 8:57am Reply
  • vibrationofsoul

    Why didn't converge end the album 'all we love...' On the track of the same name? It's a perfect closer in terms of atmosphere and summising the album's themes as a whole

    27 Oct 11:27pm Reply
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  • Phenix_inFlames

    Converge touring with At The Gates? Oh my god, shit just got real.

    26 Oct 6:52am Reply
  • silentbodom91

    "With all respect due to At the Gates, these guys are gonna absolutely blow them away. Let's all hope they play more than an ordinary opening set every night" Yeah, they'll definitely put on a good performance that will be more exciting than anything ATG can do, but I'm also pretty sure there will be some thrash/nu metal/melodeath fans that will boo during their sets at some of the shows

    24 Oct 7:42pm Reply
  • Akiba61

    When did the ironic shitposting on this shoutbox stop?

    24 Oct 12:57am Reply
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