CONVERGE: Petitioning the Empty Sky and When Forever Comes Crashing: CD

Re-mastered and re-issued, these Converge records—now more than seven years old—still destroy and still dominate the ham-fisted and fumbling attempts to create truly heavy music. These albums may not have been the genesis of metallic hardcore (depending on what you consider metallic hardcore) but they are undoubtedly essential flashpoints. These two records are pretty much crucial if you like punk, metal, hardcore or music.

 –scott (Equal Vision)