50 Unheralded Albums from 2009

axeConverge: Axe to Fall (Epitaph / Deathwish Inc., 10/20/09)

“Dark Horse”

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Possibly Converge’s best album, Axe to Fall delivered a heaping dose of full-throttle thrash metal, accelerating through push beats, palm-muted speed riffs and squealing solos, and double-bass blasts to establish a new tone for the band.

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