Fault and Fracture
Label: Equal Vision Records
Named Record of theYear by Terrorizer when it appeared in 2001, Jane Doe is in many ways the definitive metalcore album, with mathematically sound half-riffs crammed in between walloping sheets of hardcore brutality, songs that come on like fits and a grindcore-level of attention to speed. Boston metalcore ninjas Converge assumed their place as pace-setters with this, their third album. "Concubine" and "Fault and Fracture" form a blistering opening salvo but you don't want to miss the resurrection of true emo (think Antioch Arrow) that is "Distance and Meaning."