is the fourth album by American hardcore
. It was released September 4, 2001 through Equal Vision Records
. The album is credited as Converge's best and has received many positive ratings and much critical acclaim for the band's musical style, lyrics and the album's artwork.
The artwork was designed by group frontman Jacob Bannon. The cover image "has become Converge's de facto
icon"."Converge's Jane Doe
, June 2008, p. 114. Deathwish Inc. has announced the release of a double vinyl version of the album, which has not been available for over six years. It officially became available for pre-order at the Deathwish web store on April 1st, 2010.
Guitarist Kurt Ballou
, and The Jesus Lizard
as influences on the album.
was highly successful.Terrorizer Magazine
awarded the record Album of the Year status in 2001.J. Bennett, "Who's That Girl?", Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces
, Albert Mudrian, ed., Da Capo Press, p. 331.
In January 2007, Decibel
magazine certified the album number 35 in the "Decibel Hall of Fame", and later named it the best album of the '00s. J. Bennett writes that "Jane Doe
was both a... Read More