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Converge’s Jacob Bannon Stars in “Rungs in a Ladder” Documentary

Following the release of 2012’s critically acclaimed metal/hardcore album of the year, All We Love We Leave Behind, Converge frontman Jacob Bannon stars in "Rungs in a Ladder" is the latest short form documentary by production team McFarland and Pecci.

In “Rungs in a Ladder,” which premiered last week on Vice's music site Noisey, Bannon reflects on life, art, and purpose. The documentary is shot as a continuous thought that sprawls in multiple directions but focuses ultimately on purpose.

Directed by Ian McFarland, "Rungs in the Ladder" is the latest in an ongoing series of documentaries by McFarland and Pecci profiling people carving a meaningful existence for themselves on the fringes of society.

“Rungs in a Ladder” can be viewed here:

Considered one of the most intense, important, and influential metal/hardcore bands of all time, Converge’s latest album is the most integral album to date in a catalog that's celebrated to an almost religious degree by countless fans of punk, metal and hardcore. The "brilliant hardcore band” (Pitchfork) have created a new album has been greeted with exceptional critical acclaim.

Critical Acclaim For All We Love We Leave Behind:
“Album of The Year” – Decibel Magazine
“ Top Metal Albums of 2012” – Pitchfork
“Top 20 Metal Albums of 2012” - Spin
"Best New Music" - Pitchfork
"Best New Track" - "Aimless Arrow" - Pitchfork
"Album of the Week" – Stereogum

"As such, there's never a dull moment across AWLWLB's 38 minutes. It's all peaks." - Pitchfork (8.6/10)

"...there are enough tortured screams and catastrophic riffs strewn about this LP's 38 minutes to carry fans another three years, until the boys conceive their next multicolored, limited-edition musical apocalypse." - Spin (8/10)

"Like the seven studio albums that preceded it, “All We Love We Leave Behind” occupies the unruly intersection of metal, punk and progressive music, weeding out the weaknesses the band perceives in each genre and saving the good stuff for its rigorously constructed songs." - Chicago Tribune - (4.5/5)

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