Jesu – Heartache / Dethroned (2004 / 2010)

This early Jesu release is a daunting one to approach, knowing how crushingly heavy the songs are and of course how long there are. Couple that with the fact that the whole thing is quite depressing and you’ve got a brief description of the Jesu self titled in a nutshell. Only, once you finally crack open this beast, you can lose yourself inside a  shuddering, monstrously heavy beast. Morose synths soar, Justin groans and the music clanks. It’s hard to put into words.

A brilliant record, and the bonus LP of Dethroned, re-released as a double package in 2010 isn’t too shabby either.