The Ascension (Otep album)

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The Ascension
Otep ascension.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2007
GenreNu metal, alternative metal, rap metal
70:44 (Bonus Tracks)
ProducerDave Fortman
OTEP chronology
Wurd Becomes Flesh
The Ascension
Smash the Control Machine
Singles from The Ascension
  1. "Ghostflowers"
    Released: October 29, 2007
  2. "Breed"
    Released: October 30, 2007
  3. "March of the Martyrs"
    Released: December 5, 2007
  4. "Perfectly Flawed"
    Released: 2008
  5. "Necessary Accessories"
    Released: 2008
  6. "Special Pets"
    Released: 2008

The Ascension (stylized as the_Ascension) is 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
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [Allmusic
Type 3 Media8.5/10 stars link
The Gauntlet2.5/5 stars link
Metal Storm7/10 stars link
Sputnikmusic3/5 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.

1."Eet the Children" 3:47
2."Crooked Spoons"Shamaya, G. Tribbett4:19
3."Perfectly Flawed"Shamaya, Holly Knight3:48
4."Confrontation"Shamaya, G. Tribbett3:13
5."Milk of Regret" 6:00
6."Noose & Nail" 3:40
7."Ghostflowers" 4:23
8."Breed" (Nirvana Cover)Kurt Cobain3:27
9."March of the Martyrs" 4:16
10."Invisible"Shamaya, G. Tribbett5:24
11."Home Grown" 4:20
12."Communion" 4:26
13."Adrenochrome Dreams" (Hidden Track, Music starts at 3:33)Shamaya9:55



  • Art direction, 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


  1. ^ Blabbermouth, " article" Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine., Posted March 3, 2007.
  2. ^ CD Universe, "CD Universe album listing", Retrieved March 19, 2007.
  3. ^ Digital Media Wire, "Capitol/Virgin Records merger" Archived 2013-06-27 at the Wayback Machine., Posted January 25, 2007.
  4. ^ "AVENGED SEVENFOLD, PUSCIFER, OTEP, BLOODSIMPLE First-Week Sales Revealed". 2007-11-07. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  5. ^ The Ascension (Japanese release) on Victor Entertainment's website (in Japanese)
  6. ^ [1] via itunes