You Fail Me is the fifth studio album by American metalcore band Converge, released on September 21, 2004, through Epitaph Records. It is the band's first release on the label; previously they were signed to Equal Vision Records. It was also the band's first release to chart commercially, reaching number 171 on the Billboard 200. The album was produced by Alan Douches alongside guitarist Kurt Ballou and features artwork created by vocalist Jacob Bannon.
You Fail Me. Converge. Produced by Alan Douches. Album You Fail Me. You Fail Me Lyrics. You fail me with every fatal crush You fail me with every abandoned love You fail me with your inferno fuck me eyes That burn as fuel for my city and its neon lights. Released September 21, 2004. You Fail Me Tracklist. 1. First Light Lyrics.
You Fail Me by Converge, released 21 September 2004 1. First Light 2. Last Light 3. Black Cloud 4. Drop Out 5. Hope Street 6. Heartless 7. You Fail Me 8. In Her Shadow 9. Eagles Become Vultures 10. Death King 11. In Her Blood 12. Hanging Moon. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
There is no doubt that most would consider it a travesty to compare You Fail Me to the Holy Grail of Converge’s catalogue, Jane Doe. They largely altered their sound when making it, creating an extremely dark and desperate atmosphere. Just the Intro track, First Light conjures up images of desperation and loneliness. The entire album is bleak, alone, abandoned. The title itself is a reflection on disappointment and failure, a reflection on giving up. It is a lyrical masterpiece, dealing not so much with failed relationships but rather failure of society
Converge - "You Fail Me" (Full Album Stream). converge you fail me you fail me redux full album album stream epitaph official. You Fail Me was one of the best sounding heavy albums of all time in my opinion. Guitars were kinda messy (but they didn't need to be clear), bass tone was fucking mid-range city, vocals were harsh as hell, drums cut right through it all. Best snare sound in all of hardcore, hands down. Essentially, to me, that original mix/master IS Converge - clarity and precision exactly where it's needed, noise and chaos where it isn't. This redux version, by comparison, sounds clearer for sure - it just sounds way flatter as well, unfortunately.
You Fail Me marks the first taste of large-scale commercial success for a band long lauded by many in the know as one of the most important underground acts on the metal-minded hardcore scene. Luckily, Converge changed little after signing to Epitaph, retaining its trademark mix of runted vocals, brutal guitars, and stop-start rhythms. Despite its brief running time of around 35 minutes, the album manages to hit all the right emotional highs and lows. On the title track and the dirgy, Swans-like "In Her Shadow," Converge trump the competition with a mastery of dynamics and pure rock energy; there's as much Melvins as metal here. In addition, vocalist Jacob Bannon's cathartic howls never seem put on, but rather a genuine expression of rage fueled by real-life experience.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A7||You Fail Me||5:37|
|B1||In Her Shadow
Piano – Shawn Mosely
|B2||Eagles Become Vultures||2:10|
|B4||In Her Blood||4:07|
- Bass, Vocals – Nate Newton
- Drums, Percussion – Ben Koller
- Engineer [Additional] – Chris Moylan, Shawn Mosely
- Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Recorded By – Kurt Ballou
- Mixed By – Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Matthew Ellard
- Producer, Mastered By – Alan Douches
- Remastered By – Alan Douches
- Vocals, Lyrics By – Jacob Bannon
Notes2018 tour exclusive in Red & White Quad - Limited to 500 - Sold during shows in Europe and UK.
According to a post on the band's social medias:
"Tour only pressing ‘You Fail Me Redux’ is available now from us on the 2018 European tour with Crowbar, Thou & Grave Pleasures. This pressing is limited to 500 copies on red & white quad vinyl."
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 640841637098
- Matrix / Runout: 138946E1/B
- Matrix / Runout: 138946E2/C
|86715-2||Converge||You Fail Me (CD, Album, Dig)||Epitaph||86715-2||US||2004|
|DW39.1||Converge||You Fail Me (LP, Album, Red)||Deathwish||DW39.1||US||2004|
|DW189||Converge||You Fail Me (LP, Album, RE, RM, Whi)||Deathwish, Epitaph||DW189||US||2016|
|6715-2||Converge||You Fail Me (CD, Album, Dig)||Epitaph||6715-2||Europe||2004|
|DW189||Converge||You Fail Me (LP, Album, RE, RM, Red)||Deathwish||DW189||Europe||2016|