Converge – Petitioning Forever
Released through Deathwish Inc.
This is a double 12″LP version of the band’s first two full length albums. Remixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou @ God City Studios and remastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. These two brought new life to these classic recordings, allowing them to rage with a level of intensity many never thought possible.
Pulling from both metal and punk influences, Converge wrote an album in “Petitioning the Empty Sky” that literally created a sub-genre. Too metal for some and too hardcore for others, this recording is the anthemic beginnings of a band paving their own creative road. “When Forever Comes Crashing” is the album that showed Converge growing in new experimental directions. Again mutating and mixing the worlds of hardcore and metal even further. Paying as much homage to Dischord artists as much as it pays homage to the classic Earache catalog. A brutally heavy and truly groundbreaking album.
01. The Saddest Day
06. Buried But Breathing
07. Farewell Note To This City
08. Color Me Blood Red
09. Love As Arson (Alternate version)
10. My Unsaid Everything
11. The High Cost Of Playing God
12. In Harms Way
14. The Lowest Common Denominator
15. Towing Jehovah
16. When Forever Comes Crashing
17. Ten Cents
18. Year Of The Swine
20. Love As Arson (Original version)
21. Bitter And Then Some
Third press without bonus 7″ EP (2014)
???? Red vinyl