Jane Doe

Converge - Jane Doe
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Based on 111 ratings
2001 Ratings: #3
September 4, 2001 / Release Date
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Equal Vision / Label
Metalcore / Genres
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This is such a ferocity of an album. Converge LP "Jane doe" was my first introduction to their music. I'm not to aware of much metal core acts, however this is probably the best so far. I was always aware of Kurt Ballou being a producer for a few of my favourite heavy metal bands. This record prove to me how wild and extreme it can go.
One of the most visceral and earth-shattering records I've ever come across. A record the more humiliating life gets for you, the harder it punches you right in the guts and overall system.

I will never forget the first time I heard Concubine in my bootleg headphones amidst the second part of junior high school 3 years ago and feeling absolutely attacked by the abrasive screams and drums; turning it off after the first track feeling "I need another time for this. I'm not ready at ... read more
exactly how a grindcore/mathcore album should be. quick, to the point, filled to the breaking point with amazing riffs and grooves and having an actual album structure, rather than being a mere collection of tracks picked by their recording dates.
One of the greatest albums of the 21st century, Converge's Jane Doe is an undeniable colossus of punishing and ambitious metalcore. Despite being almost 20 years old, Jane Doe still stands as an impressively high watermark for metalcore music, both in terms of sound and ambition. From the crushing, compressed production, to the throttling performances from all of the band members, to the romantically-poetic lyrics from frontman Jacob Bannon, Jane Doe has it all, and then some.

Guitarist Kurt ... read more
I always thought Jane Doe was overhyped, what with Loudwire always sucking its proverbial dick and calling it the "best metalcore album of all time" every chance it gets. And while it's not my favorite album of the genre...dude, it grew on me. So much. I gave it a listen a few months ago and decided it wasn't overrated, but it's not perfect and certainly not the best metalcore out there. On the next listen, I determined it was indeed a masterpiece that deserves a 10. On the next ... read more
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#61/Rolling Stone (Metal)

Track List

  1. Concubine 
  2. Fault And Fracture 
  3. Distance And Meaning 
  4. Hell To Pay 
  5. Homewrecker 
  6. The Broken Vow 
  7. Bitter And Then Some 
  8. Heaven In Her Arms 
  9. Phoenix In Flight 
  10. Phoenix In Flames 
  11. Thaw 
  12. Jane Doe
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