"Converge" is a four-piece band based out of Salem, Massachusetts. Playing a blend of extreme metal and hardcore punk since 1990, this pioneer metal/punk outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning metalcore and mathcore genres.
Converge's lyrics tend to deal almost exclusively with romantic relationships gone awry, based on a male's perspective. However, as it is fast become the norm in this genre, Converge's lyrics must be read from the corresponding album's booklet or from a lyric sheet in order to interpret them correctly.
The extreme nature of their music, particularly the atonal vocals and complex structure, is not entirely digestible to some listeners. Many dispute the classification of Converge into a specific genre and also consider the band to be an acquired taste. Converge themselves simply define themselves as "aggressive music," eschewing choosing between the two broad genres, hardcore and metal, into which they are usually lumped.
Converge began as its initial inception in the winter of 1990. They first started by playing covers of hardcore, punk and heavy metal songs, being self-confessed "hardcore kids with leftover Sl...
|music genre|| Heavy metal|
|current members|| Jacob Bannon|
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