Converge - Jane Doe
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
2001 Rank: #7All Time: #149
Liked by 359 people
September 4, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Equal Vision / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic

Converge create a masterpiece with their album Jane Doe, which is an album that people who embrace it, will not forget it.

100
Kerrang!

Converge might have one foot planted in the U.S. hardcore scene, but Jane Doe is entirely unlike anything that genre has thrown up in the last 20 years.

90
AllMusic

Jane Doe seems completely watertight and flawless.

77
Pitchfork

Let's ignore the niceties. Converge is a smart, aggressive, brutal quintet, and Jane Doe will kick your ass repeatedly until it leaves its long imprint in your flabby buttflesh.

BradTasteMusic
97

The final trial of brutality. Jane Doe is what most metalcore is scared of being… it’s ACTUALLY good music.

Like even when I first heard this album and it was too much for me to handle, I could identify just how complex the playing was. The screaming is blood curdling and hair raising. The rhythms are messed up. The whole album is wrapped in spiderwebs and trying to eat you.

Jane Doe has some amazing longer moments such as the title track, closing off this project at a crazy 11 ... read more

Hawk_
100

Puke blood bitch

RemisReviews
97

THE METAL SUBGENRE CHALLENGE #010 - METALCORE (OG)
In this challenge, I'll be taking a look at various albums I haven't heard yet from a variety of different Metal subgenres. I'm quite familiar with the genre, but I really want to dive into the specific subgenres and analyze them.

REVIEW REPOST #038. I repost my old reviews, which got no attention, with updated thoughts. Posted this review a year ago, but I'm posting it again.

One of the greatest Metal albums ever released. Impeccable energy, ... read more

Bladie
100

i will marry jane doe

ok so i got into mathcore about a few months ago from the dillinger escape plan (who i think absolutely rock too) and have seen jane doe around as a pretty iconic aoty-core album so decided that i'd give it a listen. first expectations i was honestly really blown away from the instrumentation and the fact that the mix is just so harsh honestly makes it better to listen to. just reminds me of how mathcore is just such an underrated genre of music with its own insane ... read more

huckhen
96

Raw as hell. I'm still trying to get more into metalcore and punk music, but this album is just so fucking awesome. I lowkey did not know it was a metal album, I thought it was like a chillhop album for some reason. My b

intbaggy
90

SO LOUD but instrumentally brilliant.

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Track List

1Concubine
1:19
94
2Fault and Fracture
3:05
95
3Distance and Meaning
4:17
93
4Hell To Pay
4:31
94
5Homewrecker
3:51
96
6The Broken Vow
2:13
93
7Bitter and Then Some
1:27
90
8Heaven in Her Arms
4:00
94
9Phoenix in Flight
3:48
95
10Phoenix in Flames
0:42
87
11Thaw
4:29
94
12Jane Doe
11:33
97
Total Length: 45 minutes
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Added on: October 9, 2012