Our final monthly playlist of the year.

You might be asking: “Wait, no December playlist?” Nope. Next month, we’ll be compiling our Best Of 2017 lists, along with our Top 100 of 2017. In the meantime, dive into a quick list that starts with the one-two punch of Boston hardcore purveyors Converge and long-absent post-hardcore act Quicksand. Don’t worry, the playlist mellows out. Eventually.