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Jacob Bannon of Converge – Rungs in a Ladder Documentary Review

22 January 2013 4 Comments

By: Andrew

I would like to commence by stating I am not a fan of Converge. I’ve tried, and believe me, I’ve tried, to “get it.” In the past, I fully admit to making comments about his lyrics, such as, “He sounds like a barking dog.”

This 12-minute documentary, Rungs in a Ladder, is absolutely fantastic. I’d go as far as to say it’s flawless. A truly inspirational piece.

This is the type of piece that really makes me rethink my role in the media. Perhaps instead of joking about how a dog could bark his lyrics, maybe I should have had the guy on the show to talk about his life. Bottom line, this is awesome. It definitely make me rethink the way I approach All Knowing Force.

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  • 5150 said:

    The barking was never much my thing either and I know what you’re talking about. Probably more people than not are in your boat with their feelings towards Converge. I expect the band expects that. Little did I know this guy was such a human being. Probably my ignorance talking in that I judged him prior. Great doc. The right length. Thanks for sharing.

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  • wes said:

    This was quite good. I’m kinda surprised you posted this though considering having bashed them for years. You must be getting soft in your old age.

    I get what yer saying. I can’t get into the vox either. It’s the musicianship that gets me with Converge. I still give you props for swallowing some pride with this.

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  • Karnov said:

    Really good piece. Can’t stand his band but just really well done here. Can’t knock it if I tried. Solid message to all viewers.

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  • 1942 said:

    I can’t stomach the music this band makes but enjoyed this piece.

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