There's basically no other band like Detroit collective The Armed. They work elements of punk, hardcore, screamo, black metal, noise, shoegaze, post-punk, electronics, and more into their undefinable sound...
Powerhouse drummer Ben Koller has had a ridiculously busy year, having released killer albums with three of his bands: Converge's The Dusk In Us, All Pigs Must Die's Hostage Animal, and Mutoid Man's War Moans. We asked him what music he was digging this year...
When you've been playing aggressive music for over 25 years, there can be an expectation that your best days are behind you. The pleasantly surprising thing about The Dusk In Us, Converge's first album in five years, is that it suggests theirs might not be.
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