Converge / Napalm Death

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Converge / Napalm Death
EP (split) by Converge and Napalm Death
Released August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)
Recorded Early 2012[1]
Genre Hardcore punk, heavy metal, grindcore
Length 7:37
Label Self-released
Producer Kurt Ballou, James Walford
Converge chronology
Converge / Dropdead
(2011)
Converge / Napalm Death
(2012)
All We Love We Leave Behind
(2012)
Napalm Death chronology
Utilitarian
(2012)
Converge / Napalm Death
(2012)
Napalm Death / Insect Warfare
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! Favourable[2]

Converge / Napalm Death is a split EP by American hardcore band Converge and English grindcore band Napalm Death. The album was self-released on August 1, 2012,[3] and features artwork by Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon.[4] It is available on 7" vinyl and as a digital download.[5]

Both bands contributed two new tracks to the EP. Converge contributed "No Light Escapes", a song that later appeared on the deluxe edition of their album All We Love We Leave Behind, as well as a cover version of Swedish death metal band Entombed's "Wolverine Blues".[6] The latter was described by Converge's distributor Deathwish Inc. as being similar to "We Are the World"—a collaborative single from 1985 written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, which featured numerous guest musicians.[6] "Wolverine Blues" features guest appearances from Aaron Turner and Tomas Lindberg, among others.[7] Napalm Death contributed "Will by Mouth", which is similar to the band's other material, and "No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)", which is a "slower and textural" song about the Bhopal disaster from 1984.[8]

In May 2013, Converge self released an EP titled Pound for Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions, which was a compilation of the different vocal tracks that comprised its cover of "Wolverine Blues." It featured five songs, each of which had only one of the guest vocalists that were present on the split version.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Side A: Converge[1]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "No Light Escapes"   Jacob Bannon Kurt Ballou, Bannon, Nate Newton, Ben Koller 0:52
2. "Wolverine Blues" (Entombed cover)   Nicke Andersson, Uffe Cederlund, Alex Hellid 2:15
Total length:
3:07
Side B: Napalm Death[1]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Will by Mouth"   Barney Greenway Shane Embury 1:27
2. "No Impediment to Triumph (Bhopal)"   Greenway Embury 3:03
Total length:
4:30

Personnel[edit]

Taken from liner notes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Converge / Napalm Death (vinyl back cover). Converge and Napalm Death. Self-released. 2012. CONCULT03. 
  2. ^ Falzon, Denise (August 14, 2012). "Converge / Napalm Death - Converge / Napalm Death". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Paul, Aubin (July 9, 2012). "Converge / Napalm Death split set for release". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Morrow, Scott (April 30, 2012). "Converge offers all-star Entombed cover on new Napalm Death split". Alarm. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (April 30, 2012). "Converge, Napalm Death Team Up, New Escape the Fate Song + More". Noisecreep. AOL. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Adams, Gregory (April 30, 2012). "Converge and Napalm Death Team Up for Split 7-Inch". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Yancey, Bryne (April 30, 2012). "Converge, Napalm Death plan split 7-inch". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ Harris, Chris (April 30, 2012). "Converge, Napalm Death Split Coming". Gun Shy Assassin. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ Adams, Gregory (May 24, 2013). "Converge: 'Pound for Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions'". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sight: Converge & Napalm Death Split". Jacob Bannon's Official Website. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 

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