When Forever Comes Crashing

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When Forever Comes Crashing
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Studio album by Converge
Released April 14, 1998
Recorded December 22, 1997 – January 3, 1998
Studio God City Studio
Genre
Length 39:28
Label Equal Vision
Producer
Converge chronology
Petitioning the Empty Sky
(1996)
When Forever Comes Crashing
(1998)
Jane Doe
(2001)
Alternative cover
2005 remaster artwork by Aaron Turner.
2005 remaster artwork by Aaron Turner.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Punknews.org 5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars link

When Forever Comes Crashing is the third studio album by American metalcore band Converge, on April 14, 1998 through Equal Vision Records.

Recording[edit]

The album was recorded at God City Studio from 22 December through 3 January 1998. Steve Austin of Today Is the Day, along with Converge, produced the album and also provided backup vocals on the track "The Lowest Common Denominator". Jay Randall, from Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Jeff Fineburg, Ben Cummings, Matt Pike, Grail Mortillaro, Ryan Parker and Tre McCarthy also appear as backing vocalists.

Release[edit]

When Forever Comes Crashing was originally released on April 14, 1998 through Equal Vision Records.

Shortly after the release of Converge's 2004 album You Fail Me through Epitaph Records, Equal Vision reissued remasters of Petitioning the Empty Sky and When Forever Comes Crashing. The updated version of When Forever Comes Crashing featured new artwork from Isis frontman Aaron Turner, production work from Converge's Kurt Ballou in addition to Mike Poorman and Alan Douches, and an demo version of "Bitter and Then Some" as a bonus track. The liner notes also contain the second part of the essay written by the "Aggressive Tendencies" columnist and editor of the Canadian online magazine Exclaim!, Chris Gramlich.[3][4][5] The first part of the essay is found on the Petitioning the Empty Sky remaster.

In 2006, Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Inc. released a vinyl box set collection for the remasters of Petitioning the Empty Sky and When Forever Comes Crashing in a package dubbed Petitioning Forever.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Unsaid Everything" 3:23
2. "The High Cost of Playing God" 4:17
3. "In Harm's Way" 4:20
4. "Conduit" 4:10
5. "The Lowest Common Denominator" 3:53
6. "Towing Jehovah" 2:20
7. "When Forever Comes Crashing" 3:14
8. "Ten Cents" 2:20
9. "Year of the Swine" 3:47
10. "Letterbomb" 3:47
11. "Love as Arson" 3:22
Total length: 39:28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky / When Forever Comes Crashing". Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Converge's Jake Bannon Revisits the Empty Sky and Crashing Forever". Noisecreep. Retrieved 2017-04-08. 
  3. ^ Gramlich, Chris (2005). "Waiting on Forever: Part I". Petitioning the Empty Sky (Reissue) (CD booklet). Converge. Albany, New York: Equal Vision Records. EVR109. 
  4. ^ Hughes, Josiah (January 1, 2002). "Review: Petitioning the Empty Sky / When Forever Comes Crashing". Prefix. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "About Us". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Petitioning Forever – Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2010.