YMMV / Converge

  • Awesome Music: Pretty much all of Jane Doe, but especially the title track.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Of all the Metalcore bands out there, Converge is one of the few that metalheads generally respect.
  • Epic Riff: The intro to "Plagues."
  • Growing the Beard: While never a bad band, they really seemed to find their feet after hiring drummer Ben Koller: it's no coincidence that the first album he played on, Jane Doe, is universally considered to be their best.
  • Hell Is That Noise: "Phoenix in Flames". Sweet dreams.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Jacob Bannon's visual art may come off as this to some.
    • Some of Jacob's earlier lyrics are more than a little creepy. From "Year of the Swine":
    Bleeding softly
    It's late and my ears can't listen
    and there is no one to lift me to my feet
    But still I dream of you
    twisting and contorting beneath a garbage bag veil
  • Tear Jerker: One could say half of their songs, being filled of Despair Event Horizon moments. Jane Doe is basically an entire Anti-Love Song about a very nasty break up.
    • "Wretched World".
    • All We Love We Leave Behind in spades, being an album about leaving those you love behind, whether metaphorically or physically. Fits more for a band that tours relentlessly.
      • More on the fact that Jacob got the idea from the death of his dog.
  • Tough Act to Follow: It's pretty much a given that any album they release will be compared with Jane Doe.
    • Axe to Fall and All We Love We Leave Behind however seem to be aversions, as fans usually rank them next to or even higher than Jane Doe.
  • Wangst: A common criticism of Jacob Bannon's lyrics, which is why it's convenient that no one can understand his vocals anyway.