As on the You Fail Me cut "Last Light," on "Aimless Arrow" Bannon tones down his gruff, barking vocal style—he "sings" more clearly, almost to the point of being intelligible. Though I prefer the all-screaming Bannon, songs like these add a different kind of ache to his already violently pained vocals. Musically, the track is less all-out than a lot of Converge's brutal catalog, which allows Ballou to show off his intricate melodic sensibilities on guitar—but Ben Koller's drumming is still pretty frenetic, so that at any given moment you can hear he's got a stupid amount of talent. It's not my favorite Converge track in the world, but it is Converge, and it sounds phenomenal—you know, because Kurt Ballou recorded it at GodCity.
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