Converge – “No Heroes” LP
A 2021 repress of the sixth studio album, released by Epitaph Records in 2006. Engineered by Kurt Ballou at the band’s longtime studio/practice spot God City, on this recording the band explored new sonic textures while retaining the rabid ferocity of their previous work. Includes the epic nine-minute track “Grim Heart/Black Rose,” a doom masterpiece which features guest vocals from Only Living Witness’ Jonah Jenkins. No Heroes? – expressing a preference for Quality Street and/or Roses; or the pointlessness of idolizing other people/bands? Almost definitely the latter.