This band fucking sucks. This genre fucking sucks too.
I can't figure out why Drew gets his rocks off giving high scores to these garbage bands that sound exactly the same like all the other shit out there.
Converge sounds like a bunch of idiots banging on trash cans in a basement yelling their heads off. Any group of morons could replicate this kind of music. It has ZERO value.
Okay, well I wanted to rip into you more, but it seems like everyone's done that already, so I'll just give it a try and actually address your points to make you see the folly in your statement.
First, I don't honestly think Converge are the kind of band making music to appeal to anyone. They create art which is chaotic, brutal and ugly at times, and mold it into something amazing to listen to. If you're up for the ride and want to give this music a shot, then I'm sure Converge invites it, but they're making the music they
want to make, and that's abrasive and aggressive music and if you don't like it, they couldn't care less.
That being said, there's a demographic of people, myself being one, who find this to be good music. It may be harsh on the ears for some, but to me, it's conveying emotion and feeling within all that "banging on trash cans and yelling their heads off" you mentioned. Much like how I wouldn't find your underground hip-hop to be pleasing to my ear, everything's not for everyone, and I wouldn't say your musical tastes "suck" or have "zero value", it's just different strokes, different folks...
Take a look at Jacob Bannon's lyrics, and try to really understand what he's saying, or equally, his artwork. Or listen to the instrumentation on one of their albums, and you'll see extensive talent withing what you think is trash.
Or better yet, go to a Converge show and even if you can't agree with their music, if you can't see the emotion, energy and connection to their fans that few other bands can produce, then there's no hope. Zero value? I think not.