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★★★☆ This reminds me of the attenuated excellence on DEP’s “One Of Us Is The Killer.” The energy and rawness is still here, but this is a somewhat more evolved Converge. Somewhat more experimental with their riffs and motifs. Somewhat more expansive. And somewhat more reserved emotionally (not the worst thing in the world, but noticeable coming from the guys that gave us the juggernaut “Axe To Fall”). Definitely an interesting album and worth listening to, but it feels like a transitional album. Maybe it’s a grower; time will tell.