Total flash back Friday! Converge - Caring and Killing 2LP. Finally available on vinyl after all these years. Thanks @hydraheadrecords for finally coming through, I’ve been waiting on this one forever. #converge #hydraheadrecords #vinyl #olympicrecords
I mean I guess today was a pretty chill mail day.
Sometimes I accidently the bulletin board in my town, so I fill the page with Converge lyrics.
So, if you didn’t hear about this already, last year Converge recorded a couple of songs for a split 7” with Napalm Death. One original, the brief but solidly ripping “No Air Escapes,” and one cover. That cover would be “Wolverine Blues,” originally by Entombed, from the album of the same name. I don’t think I’m being terribly hyperbolic when I say that “Wolverine Blues” is one of the BEST METAL SONGS OF ALL TIME. I knew that Converge had covered it before in a couple of live settings (at least once with Himsa’s John Pettibone on guest vocals, and another time just last December in Stockholm with none other than Entombed’s L.G. Petrov himself) so I was pretty psyched to get my hands on a recorded version. They treat the music pretty faithfully, but split the vocals between not only Jacob, Nate and Kurt, but also Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear, etc), Aaron Turner (Isis, OMG, Jodis, Hydra Head, etc), and Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy, All Pigs Must Die). I didn’t think it could get much radder until Converge released Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions, featuring five different versions of the song, each featuring only one of the vocalists per take. Check ‘em out. Headbang, rinse and repeat until desired result is reached.
Listen/purchase: Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions by Converge
To be clear, our cover was already released on our split 7”EP with Napalm Death. This is from those sessions, thanks.
sadness always comes home
And how was your night?
And we won’t be breathing in that same sun again.
favorite band. favorite album. favorite shirt.
“Pound For Pound: The Wolverine Blues Sessions” Digital EP from Converge features our rendition of “Wolverine Blues” originally written and performed by Entombed, presented as five different tracks.
Each vocalist recorded a full version of the song which we used to compile into the final version included on the Converge and Napalm Death Split 7”EP. This Digital EP is the complete mixes of each guest vocalist who contributed to the final track, presented as five unique versions of the song.
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1. Wolverine Blues w/ Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, etc)
2. Wolverine Blues w/ Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds)
3. Wolverine Blues w/ Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy, etc)
4. Wolverine Blues w/ Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders, Old Man Gloom, etc)
5. Wolverine Blues w / Tompa (Disfear, At The Gates, etc) and Kurt (Converge, etc)