Convul - I'll Be Seeing You
With each release this band seems to add something new to their routine. "I'll Be Seeing You" is no different. I was told that the this release should be listened to as one piece of music, rather than separate songs, though each song is quite a departure in tone and style between tracks that it's hard not to separate it.
The record starts out similar to the sound we've come to expect from these guys with a heavy 90's influence of chugging guitars and technical drums. It's a solid opening that dissolves into an aggressive breakdown.
Though the record takes some turns after that incorporating what seems to be a heavy Torche influence mixed with perhaps some older Converge material. We're also hit with a lengthy composition of slow, reverb heavy guitar that seems to last around 11 minutes. I couldn't help but feel it dragged on a bit and found myself wishing to trade the piece in for a couple songs that would match the band's previously initiated flow on the album.
The production communicates a pretty healthy sound that clearly represents all the instruments very well. The band seems to have taken some chances here that might take the listener a second or two to adjust to. I admire the creativity expressed and at times it's pretty ingenious.
You can preview the track "Dream Walker" here.