It is nice to have a plan. So I figured being prepared for guerrilla warfare on ears was the best approach.
Actually, “Aimless Arrow” was a little more relaxed? But then again I was expecting an ambush of sound and irregular riffs. By that thought, it’s war anyway. It’s called “Aimless Arrow,” therefore no, we don’t know where it will end up.
Yes, Converge have released singles here and there since 2009’s Axe to Fall and they even did a split with (no big deal) Napalm Death. But I think we have waited long enough and the best assumptions are it’ll be well worth it. After all, what isn’t quality from Converge? So far all the quality technical guitar aspects are there and this single showcases more of what makes drummer Ben Koller one of the finest. When they are left to their own devices with the controls, solid production is guaranteed. All We Love We Leave Behind is set to release on Oct. 9 on Epitaph Records as well as a vinyl edition on singer Jacob Bannon’s Deathwish Inc.
“Aimless Arrow” does have a more relaxed vocal approach, well right up until the last 20 seconds of take-no-prisoners screaming that is Jacob Bannon. The only mean part is this feels like a tease, for “Aimless Arrow” is the first track on the record. It feels like an opener and then blows up in the last few seconds – which means…well what the hell’s next?