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Converge, Gaza, Lewd Acts, Black Breath

When: Sat., May 29, 7 p.m. 2010

Converge's 2009 LP, Axe To Fall, remains one of that year's best metal albums. Frontman Jacob Bannon screams like he's gargling glass shards, while guitarist Kurt Ballou mines perfect tone, even when he's flaying a squealing grindcore-pummel. The record found the band dipping into sludgy-slow passages just as ably as it lacerated flurries of speed. Converge has stayed true to its hardcore faithful while coating this latest masterpiece, front to back, with seriously brutal shredding. Perhaps it's that sonic breadth that solidifies Converge's fittingly broad appeal. Just look at the support here: Gaza makes death metal dynamic, and Black Breath finds the intersection (likely in the middle of an inverted cross) of hardcore and black metal. Also, Systems. The bill, like Converge, is a pan-metal dream. —Bryan Reed

Price: $15

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