Originally Posted by DethMaiden
Yeah, really didn't like this album in the same way I really don't like Converge. Too abrasive and too much emphasis on the horrible vocals. Nothing to sink my teeth into.
Fair enough. The thing that really makes this one for me is how much of an improvement it is over their past catalog of material. Coalesce is definitely an acquired taste, but if you got that taste from their 1990's albums, this is just a stellar surge ahead for these guys. I'm not surprised it ranked so high on Decibel's list - it might be up there pretty high on mine, too - but I expect a lot of folks will just want to pass on this. To each his own.