17 November 1997
Hydra Head Records
| 1995 (1995) (Lost & Found)
November 17, 1997 (1997-11-17) (Hydra Head)|
Salad Days One and West Sound
Petitioning the Empty Sky
Hardcore punk, Metalcore, Mathcore
Converge albums, Metalcore albums
Caring and Killing: 1991 Through 1994 is a compilation album by American metalcore band Converge, originally released in 1995 through Lost & Found Records and re-released on November 17, 1997 through Hydra Head Records.
The album was originally released as a European exclusive through Lost & Found Records. However, Converge became dissatisfied with the way the label was handling the release and over charging fans for their hard to find older songs. Caring and Killing was re-released through Hydra Head Records on November 17, 1997 in America to "make an overpriced release obsolete." The album was the seventh release through Hydra Head, founded by Aaron Turner of Isis in 1993.
In 2013, Hydra Head Records reissued Caring and Killing. The album was released exclusively on vinyl, featured updated artwork by Jacob Bannon and Aaron Turner and was remastered by Alan Douches.
Caring and Killing features most of Converge's debut album Halo in a Haystack in addition to songs released on various compilations, demos and previously unreleased tracks. The final track, "But Life Goes On", was recorded for Converge's debut 7" but was never released. A rerecorded version of "Dead" and a live version of "Antithesis" were released on the band's second album Petitioning the Empty Sky. Though the album packaging and liner notes suggest the album contains sixteen tracks, only fifteen tracks are present. The opening instrumental song "Shallow Breathing" from Halo in a Haystack was combined with "I Abstain" to create the first track. Converge's split album with Hellchild, Deeper the Wound, featured a live recording of "Shallow Breathing".
All tracks written by Converge.
Album personnel as listed in CD liner notes.
1Shallow Breathing / I Abstain5:20Caring and Killing Wikipedia
2Two Day Romance3:38
3Fact Leaves It's Ghost2:32