It seems strange to called Beautiful Ruin, the four-track, six-minute release from Massachusetts hardcore legends Converge, a surprise release. There were murmurings about it’s approaching release for a good few days – we just didn’t know WHEN it was coming.
Well, now it’s here. And it’s the same high quality, skin-peeling sound we’ve come to love and, despite only one track breaking two minutes, the band manage to cover several extreme styles – from thrashy chugs to big, groove-laden slabs of heaviness.
It would probably take longer for you to read a release rundown than it would be to listen to the album yourself, so I’ll end with this. Beautiful Ruin is good and you should listen to it using the stream below.