Venerable (album)

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Venerable
Venerable cover.jpg
Studio album by KEN mode
Released 15 March 2011
Recorded August 19–28, 2010 at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts
Genre Noise rock, sludge metal, post-hardcore
Length 42:44
Label Profound Lore, Init Records
Producer Kurt Ballou
KEN mode chronology
Mennonite
(2008)
Venerable
(2011)
Entrench
(2013)

Venerable is the fourth studio album by Canadian noise rock band KEN mode, released on 15 March 2011 through Profound Lore on compact disc and Init Records on vinyl. Venerable won in the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category at the 2012 Juno Awards.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Exclaim![2] Canada Top 10 Metal Albums of the Year 2011 1
Hellbound.ca![3] Canada Top 20 Albums of the Year 2011 7
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters 7/10[5]
Rock Sound 8/10[6]
BW&BK 8.5/10[7]
Exclaim! Favorable[8]
Revolver 3/5 stars[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jesse Matthewson, all music written by KEN mode except "Flight of the Echo Hawk" co-written by KEN mode and Jahmeel Russell.[10]

  1. "Book of Muscle" – 3:28
  2. "Obeying the Iron Will..." – 4:26
  3. "Batholith" – 3:33
  4. "The Irate Jumbuck" – 7:26
  5. "A Wicked Pike" – 2:51
  6. "Flight of the Echo Hawk" – 3:39
  7. "Never Was" – 8:16
  8. "The Ugliest Happy You've Ever Seen" – 3:03
  9. "Terrify the Animals" – 2:58
  10. "Mako Shark" – 2:58

Personnel[edit]

Venerable album personnel adapted from CD liner notes.[10]

KEN mode

  • Jesse Matthewson – guitar, vocals
  • Shane Matthewson – drums
  • Chad Tremblay – bass, vocals

Additional musicians

Production

  • Kurt Ballou – engineer, mixing
  • Alan Douches – mastering

Artwork and design

  • Julie Anne Mann – artwork
  • Josh Graham – design, layout
  • Aaron Turner – KEN mode logo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anvil, KEN mode Members Discuss Being Nominated For Juno Award In 'Metal/Hard Music' Category". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Year in Review: Metal". Exclaim!. 
  3. ^ "Hellbound.ca's Top 20 Albums of 2011, Part 3". Hellbound.ca!. 
  4. ^ Freeman, Phil. "Venerable review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Begrand, Adrien (24 March 2011). "Venerable review". PopMatters. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (11 March 2011). "Venerable review". Rock Sound. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Venerable review". BW&BK. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Carman, Keith (15 March 2011). "Venerable review". Exclaim!. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  9. ^ McKenna, David (18 March 2011). "Venerable review". Revolver. Future US. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Venerable (CD booklet). KEN mode. Profound Lore Records. 2011. PFL-074.