Jesu – Infinity Jesu – Infinity

Jesu - Infinity

Jesu - Infinity

I’ve been eager to hear the brand new album by Justin Broadrick’s Jesu project for some time now. While I’ve been overly critical of his most recent work in the past, I’ve always tried to keep an open mind. Assuming that he was taking a great band and a great idea and mutating that idea into a squidgy, saccharine shadow of it’s former self was a bad idea. You really never know what you are going to get when it comes to Mr Broadrick and “Infinity” is no exception.

According to the man himself, this is the most organic Jesu release to date. “Infinity” certainly sounds the best yet. The production is crystal clear, the guitar tone is massive, the ambient passages swell and break beautifully and the drums are… well, they’re still heavily edited but that’s never a bad thing! It’s one of the defining characteristics of Jesu that you would hate to see missing. One thing I wasn’t prepared for was how heavy the album is.

“Infinity” is crushing. Although it has typical Jesu qualities, especially those similar to his most recent works, you can definitely hear a solid Godflesh sound in there. It’s almost as if he’s taken 2 steps forward and then 19 back, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all. I like “Infinity”. I like that it’s heavy and I like that it reminds me of his first self-titled Jesu release and much of his earlier pre-Jesu recordings. You really can’t fault a guy like Justin Broadrick either. He’s been spearheading the Experimental Metal scene for a few decades now and he’s a very well respected musician.

However, “Infinity” is still just one song and a very long single track at that. It totals in at around 50 minutes, leaving you a little drained by the time you’ve drudged through a little less than an hour of Jesu’s anguished, gut-wrenching heaviness.

Track Listing:

1. Infinity

Jesu - Infinity, reviewed by Heard on 2009-08-10T10:06:10+00:00 rating 3.0 out of 5



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  • […] However, “Infinity” is still just one song and a very long single track at that. It totals in at around 50 minutes, leaving you a little drained by the time you’ve drudged through a little less than an hour of Jesu’s anguished, gut-wrenching heaviness. (-by Heard) […]