Ascension (Jesu album)

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Ascension
Studio album by Jesu
Released 10 May 2011 (2011-05-10)
Recorded 2010–2011, Avalanche
Genre Post-metal, shoegazing
Length 61:34
Label Caldo Verde (CV013)
Producer Justin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Christmas
(2010)
Ascension
(2011)
Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club A[3]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Metal Storm 8.3/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[7]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[8]
Prefix Magazine 7.0/10[9]
Revolver 3.5/5[10]
Rock Sound 9/10 stars[11]

Ascension is the third studio album by the British post-metal band Jesu. The album was released on 10 May 2011 through Caldo Verde Records.[12] Ascension is the first full-length studio album released by Jesu since 2007's Conqueror.[7][13] On 8 June 2011, Daymare Recordings released the album in Japan with a bonus disc containing four additional tracks unavailable on the original release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fools"   8:12
2. "Birth Day"   5:09
3. "Sedatives"   5:10
4. "Broken Home"   8:52
5. "Brave New World"   4:13
6. "Black Lies"   5:27
7. "Small Wonder"   7:31
8. "December"   7:51
9. "King of Kings"   6:24
10. "Ascension"   2:45
Total length:
61:34
Japanese edition only bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Fools" (Alternative version) 8:07
2. "Birth Day" (Alternative version) 5:08
3. "King of Kings" (Alternative version) 6:43
4. "King of Pride"   6:53
Total length:
26:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ascension Reviews". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. Ascension (Jesu album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ Heller, Jason (11 May 2011). "Jesu: Ascension". Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ De Rebere, Paul. "Album Review: Jesu – Ascension". Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Thomson, Jamie (1 July 2011). "Jesu: Ascension – review". The Guardian (London). Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jesu – Ascension review". 30 June 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (6 May 2011). "Review: Ascension". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Mathers, Ian (23 June 2011). "Jesu: Ascension". Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Jenkins, Craig (30 June 2011). "Album Review: Jesu - Ascension". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Geist, Brandon (12 May 2011). "Review: Jesu – Ascension". Retrieved 17 Aug 2011. 
  11. ^ "Jesu – Ascension". 13 July 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ascension – Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  13. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (30 March 2011). "New Release: Jesu: Ascension". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 May 2011.