Ascension (Jesu album)

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Ascension
Jesu-Ascension.jpg
Studio album by
Released10 May 2011 (2011-05-10)
Recorded2010–2011 at Avalanche
GenrePost-metal, shoegazing
Length61:34
LabelCaldo Verde (CV013)
ProducerJustin Broadrick
Jesu chronology
Christmas
(2010)
Ascension
(2011)
Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubA[3]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Metal Storm8.3/10[6]
Pitchfork Media7.0/10[7]
PopMatters7/10[8]
Prefix Magazine7.0/10[9]
Revolver3.5/5[10]
Rock Sound9/10 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. In August of 2018, the album was reissued on vinyl via American record label Robotic Empire featuring brand new mixes for each song by Justin Broadrick, as well as new mastering provided by John Golden of Golden Mastering.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ascension Reviews". Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. Ascension 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". Archived from the original on 4 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Jesu – Ascension". 13 July 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Ascension – Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (30 March 2011). "New Release: Jesu: Ascension". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 May 2011.