You Fail Me

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You Fail Me
Studio album by Converge
Released September 21, 2004
Genre Metalcore, mathcore
Length 35.26
Label Epitaph
Producer Kurt Ballou; Chris Moylan; Shawn Mosely
Converge chronology
Unloved and Weeded Out
(2002)
You Fail Me
(2004)
No Heroes
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Lambgoat 9/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10 link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 link
Stylus Magazine A link

You Fail Me is the fifth album by American band Converge, released on September 20, 2004. It is their first release on Epitaph Records, previously being signed to Equal Vision Records.

The record was the band's first to chart commercially, reaching a high of 171st place in the Billboard 200. It also charted at number 12 in the Top Heatseekers chart and number 16 in the Independent Albums listings.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Converge.

  1. "First Light" – 1:01
  2. "Last Light" – 3:33
  3. "Black Cloud" – 2:19
  4. "Drop Out" – 2:31
  5. "Hope Street" – 1:06
  6. "Heartless" – 2:28
  7. "You Fail Me" – 5:36
  8. "In Her Shadow" – 6:25
  9. "Eagles Become Vultures" – 2:10
  10. "Wolves at My Door" – 2:32 (Vinyl/Japan Bonus Track)
  11. "Death King" – 2:07
  12. "In Her Blood" – 4:06
  13. "Hanging Moon" – 2:04

Reception[edit]

Joe Pazner of Stylus Magazine said that "Converge has emerged an impeccably pared-down case study in calculated cruelty, resourcefulness and cunning tempered by desperation. More than any record in their expansive catalog, You Fail Me stands as testament to the brutal necessities Converge has created to ensure its survival."[citation needed]

Adam Turner-Heffer of Sputnikmusic said that "They are as important as Botch and Palehorse in their own genres, and with [You Fail Me], they are here to prove it."

Pitchfork Media's Sam Ubl complimented the album by stating "Not only have Converge retained (even sharpened) their razorblade cut, they're now bolstered by a brawny low-end."

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Matthew Ellard – mixing
  • Shawn Moseley – piano and engineering
  • Chris Moylan – engineering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Converge Artist Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 

External links[edit]