The Ascension (Otep album)

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The Ascension
Studio album by OTEP
Released October 30, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 60:25
70:44 (Bonus Tracks)
Label Capitol/KOCH
Producer Dave Fortman
OTEP chronology
Wurd Becomes Flesh
(2005)
The Ascension
(2007)
Smash the Control Machine
(2009)

The Ascension (stylized as the_Ascension) is the title of the third studio album by Otep. The album was recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans, LA and Balance Studios in Mandeville, LA. The original release date was set for March 20, 2007 through Capitol Records, however, the album was delayed indefinitely due to the recent Capitol/Virgin Records merger.[1][2][3] As of April 2009 Otep is currently signed to Victory Records.

The album debuted at number 81 on the Billboard 200 with 10,200 copies sold.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [Allmusic
Type 3 Media 8.5/10 stars link
The Gauntlet 2.5/5 stars link
Metal Storm 7/10 stars link
Sputnikmusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Otep Shamaya, all music composed by Shamaya, Karma Singh Cheema, "Evil" J. McGuire, and Brian Wolf, except where noted.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Eat the Children"     3:47
2. "Crooked Spoons"   Shamaya, G. Tribbett 4:19
3. "Perfectly Flawed"   Shamaya, Holly Knight 3:48
4. "Confrontation"   Shamaya, G. Tribbett 3:13
5. "Milk of Regret"     6:00
6. "Noose & Nail"     3:40
7. "Ghostflowers"     4:23
8. "Breed" (Nirvana Cover) Kurt Cobain 3:27
9. "March of the Martyrs"     4:16
10. "Invisible"   Shamaya, G. Tribbett 5:24
11. "Home Grown"     4:20
12. "Communion"     4:26
13. "Adrenochrome Dreams" (Hidden Track, Music starts at 3:33) Shamaya 9:55

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Art iirection, design – Otep Shamaya, P.R. Brown
  • Photography – P.R. Brown, Sam Throne
  • Engineer – Jeremy Parker
  • Assistant engineers – David Troia, Drew Vonderhaar, Wesley Fontenot
  • Executive producer – Jonathan Cohen, Otep Shamaya
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen
  • Recording, producer, mixing – Dave Fortman
  • Drum technician – Rory Facianne
  • Co-producer – Holly Knight

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blabbermouth, "Blabbermouth.net article", Posted March 3, 2007.
  2. ^ CD Universe, "CD Universe album listing", Retrieved March 19, 2007.
  3. ^ Digital Media Wire, "Capitol/Virgin Records merger", Posted January 25, 2007.
  4. ^ "AVENGED SEVENFOLD, PUSCIFER, OTEP, BLOODSIMPLE First-Week Sales Revealed". blabbermouth.net. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  5. ^ The Ascension (Japanese release) on Victor Entertainment's website (Japanese)
  6. ^ [1] via itunes