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Converge - Axe To Fall

8.2 | 155 votes |
Release date: 19 October 2009
Style: Metalcore, Post-hardcore , Mathcore


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01. Dark Horse
02. Reap What You Sow
03. Axe To Fall
04. Effigy
05. Worms Will Feed
06. Wishing Well
07. Damages
08. Losing Battle
09. Dead Beat
10. Cutter
11. Slave Driver
12. Cruel Bloom
13. Wretched World

The Best Metalcore Album Of 2009

Jacob Bannon - vocals
Kurt Parker Ballou - backing vocals, piano, glockenspiel, saxophone
Ben Koller - drums
Nate Newton - bass, backing vocals

Guest musicians:

Sean Martin - lead guitar, backing vocals (track 2)
George Hirsch - backing vocals (track 3)
Steve Brodsky - lead guitar (track 4)
Adam McGrath - guitars (track 4)
John-Robert Connors - drums (track 4, 13)
Ulf Cederlund - lead guitar, backing vocals (track 6)
Tim "Trivikrama Dasa" Cohen - lead guitar (track 7)
John Pettibone - backing vocals (track 10)
Steve Von Till - lead vocals (track 12)
Aimee Argote - backing vocals (track 12)
"The Rodeo" - backing vocals (track 12)
Chris Taylor - backing vocals (track 12)
Mookie Singerman - lead vocals, keyboard (track 13)
Hamilton Jordan - guitars (track 13)
Michael Sochynsky - keyboard (track 13)
Brad Fickeisen - drums (track 13)

Additional info
US Rel. Date: 10/20/2009
EU Rel. Date: 10/19/2009

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy
Converge has been around for a while, longer than I've been alive, so they know they don't have to beat around the bush. These guys play a mix of hard-core punk and metalcore that is absolutely delightful, with crazy riffs and shrieking vocals.

I actually downloaded this for my sister, believe it or not, as she is a fan of post-hardcore and hardcore punk, when it finished downloading I played the first track, just to see what it was like… Boy was I surprised, I actually enjoyed the music… I liked it a lot.

published 15.02.2012 | Comments (5)

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27.04.2010 - 09:52

I'm felling more and more in love with this album. It's not like everything else made today in their genre, but still, straight out punkcore!
23.12.2010 - 20:18
Rating: 9

My first listen to the cd and i made it to effigy and now listening to the intro to worms will feed. This album kicks the shit out of me. Its Awesome. This coming from a thrash metal fan.
23.12.2010 - 20:20
Rating: 9

Bane= harcecore thrash punk
converge= punk metalcore this is sweet
02.02.2011 - 08:00
Rating: 10
Sonic MrSumo

This album is pure aggression, pure speed, and pure gold! Their best album to date in my opinion.
All the bridges in the world won't save you, if there's no other side to cross to.
- Rock poetry from Silverchair.
27.06.2012 - 15:22
Rating: 9

Brilliant album, with quite a lot of variety too. The title track is monstrous.
10.06.2014 - 01:31
High Fist Prog
God daaaaaaaaaaaaamn...I should stop stereotyping bands in this genre...
07.01.2015 - 02:11
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Damn, insane amount of guests on this album. Ultimately what convinced me to check it out:

Sean Martin (ex-Hatebreed, Cage) - lead guitar, backing vocals on "Reap What You Sow"
George Hirsch (Blacklisted) - backing vocals on "Axe to Fall"
Steve Brodsky (Cave In) - lead guitar on "Effigy"
Adam McGrath (Cave In) - guitars on "Effigy"
John-Robert Connors (Cave In, Doomriders) - drums on "Effigy" and "Wretched World"
Ulf Cederlund (Disfear, ex-Entombed) - lead guitar, backing vocals on "Wishing Well"
Tim "Trivikrama Dasa" Cohen (108) - lead guitar on "Damages"
John Pettibone (Undertow, Himsa) - backing vocals on "Cutter"
Steve Von Till (Neurosis) - lead vocals on "Cruel Bloom"
Aimee Argote (Des Ark) - backing vocals on "Cruel Bloom"
"The Rodeo" - backing vocals on "Cruel Bloom"
Chris Taylor (Pygmy Lush, ex-Pg. 99) - backing vocals on "Cruel Bloom"
Mookie Singerman (Genghis Tron) - lead vocals, keyboard on "Wretched World"
Hamilton Jordan (Genghis Tron) - guitars on "Wretched World"
Michael Sochynsky (Genghis Tron) - keyboard on "Wretched World"
Brad Fickeisen (The Red Chord) - drums on "Wretched World"
07.01.2015 - 03:25

They are pulling an ayreon it seems
Giving my ears a rest from music.
07.01.2015 - 16:31
Rating: 8
X-Ray Rod
This album is fucking massive... The odd thing is that my favorite songs are the last two which are slow and have close to nothing to do with the rest of the album hahahhah.
Gotta love the melancholy behind Wretched World.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
05.05.2015 - 16:26
Rating: 9
Stamp Tramp
I can't repeat enough how awesome this album is. But then again, I could say that for pretty much any album post-Jane Doe. But these riffs...they are ridonk.
Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
Listen to the Trench Talk podcast.
06.06.2015 - 17:28
Rating: 10

This album is another masterpiece from fucking Converge. These guys can't seem to write anything bad.
12.08.2018 - 17:36
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"Dark Horse" is one of the band's catchiest songs, and that's saying something.
14.08.2018 - 01:12
Rating: 9

It's have just become my fave converge album.

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