Originally released during the turbulent times in September 2001, "Jane Doe" was one of the darkest, bleakest, and most punishing acts of musical emoting ever committed to tape. "Jane Doe" took Converge's musical aggression, creativity and penchant for artistic nihilism-as-therapy to unparalleled emotional depths. While unmistakably Converge in sound, it reached harsher and more emotionally draining levels of abuse, relenting on, but not entirely abandoning, technical precision to focus on emotional upheavals and an all-or-nothing buffeting.
In the end, aggressive music would never be the same, as this 12-step conceptual journey of despair and loss, raised the bar musically and visually for the genre forever.
Deathwish (under exclusive license from EVR) now offers the classic "Jane Doe" album on vinyl format. Available or the first time in over 6 years, this 2XLP is specially packaged in a Deluxe Gatefold sleeve and is accompanied by a stunning 28 page album sized booklet.
02. Fault and Fracture
03. Distance and Meaning
04. Hell to Pay
06. The Broken Vow
07. Bitter and Then Some
08. Heaven in Her Arms
09. Phoenix in Flight
10. Phoenix in Flame
12. Jane Doe
Album of the year when it came out. Named to the Decibel Hall Of Fame in 2007 and easily a pinnacle release for underground, aggressive music.
“So full of intelligence, skill and intensity that it’s simply masterful. I don’t know what to call it. That’s probably a good thing.” - Pitchfork Media