The Kurt Ballou led Boston metalcore and hardcore punk outfit Converge has recently announced their first album in five years, The Dusk In Us, and more singles seem to trickling out after the original announcement.
Their newest single, “Reptilian,” runs on for nearly five minutes and closes out the record. The cut opens with some ominous guitar melodies before muscular, distorted riffing takes over. According to a press release, “from its haunting intro to its frenetic apex, [the track] perfectly embodies the avant-garde sensibilities and cathartic energy of The Dusk In Us.”
The Dusk In Us arrives as the follow-up to Converge’s acclaimed 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind. Along with landing on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list, All We Love We Leave Behind was called “as skull-cleaving as it is beautiful” by Consequence Of Sound.
Produced by Converge and mixed by Ballou at his renowned Godcity Studios, The Dusk In Us shows the band’s artistic evolution and avant-garde sensibilities while still capturing their classic sound.
After forming in Massachusetts in 1990, Converge made their debut with 1994’s Halo In A Haystack. Quickly regarded as pioneers within the aggressive music arena, the band had a major breakthrough with their landmark album Jane Doe.
Converge is currently touring Europe with Gorguts, Revocation and Havok as support. The Dusk In Us will be dropping November 3rd, so make sure to keep that in mind. In the meantime, check out “Reptilian” below.