Originally released during the turbulent times of 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) have reissued the classic "Jane Doe" album on vinyl format. The 2XLP is packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, accompanied by a stunning 28 page full size booklet.
Track Listing: 01. Concubine 02. Fault and Fracture 03. Distance and Meaning 04. Hell to Pay 05. Homewrecker 06. The Broken Vow 07. Bitter and Then Some 08. Heaven in Her Arms 09. Phoenix in Flight 10. Phoenix in Flame 11. Thaw 12. Jane Doe
First Press: 150 - Red / Gold Swirl 440 - Clear Gold 1305 - Clear Red 2000 - White
550 - Clear Gold / White Swirl (Exclusive band color) 560 - Clear Green (Exclusive Equal Vision color)
Second Press: 3207 - Black
Third Press: 1114 - Transparent Blue
Fourth Press: 1070 - Clear w/ Black Smoke
Fifth Press: 500 - Transparent Gold w/ Black Smoke (Deathwish Exclusive) 500 - Transparent Blue w/ Black Smoke (Deathwish Europe Exclusive) 500 - Transparent Red w/ Black Smoke (Converge Store Exclusive) 1000 - Clear w/ White Smoke (Equal Vision Exclusive) 2500 - 180 Gram Black