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Page online: March 9, 2006
Last update/review: May 14, 2011

Jesu

With Godflesh coming to a close in 2002, it wasn't too long before mainman Justin Broadrick found a new musical outlet, and thus Jesu was born. Often in such situations, the new band is either an absolute clone of the old, or a complete departure from the earlier works. Jesu is right in the middle -- it's not a direct continuation of Godflesh, but nor is it a million miles from it, as Broadrick's style is still clearly intact. The style here is much more drawn-out, sparse, and moody, with distant, monotonic (yet still somewhat melodic) vocals interspersed throughout, and sometimes dissonant lead guitars layered over the top, a Godflesh trademark that lives on here. There is clearly a less-is-more approach here, and with the majority of songs in the 9+ minute range, there is plenty of opportunity for the songs to meander and drift. Even though Jesu is more than Godflesh Part 2, it's likely that old Godflesh fans are the target audience here (unless you're looking for Streetcleaner-era material, which this isn't), as well as, perhaps, those into the newer wave of atmospheric hardcore bands such as Isis.

Recent album: Never, released on July 1, 2020.

Current Members

Justin Broadrick

vocals/guitars/programming (Godflesh, ex-Head Of David, ex-Napalm Death)

Diarmuid Dalton

bass

Ted Parsons

drums (ex-Godflesh, ex-Prong, guest for Treponem Pal)



Discography



Heartache  
2004 Dry Run
  1. Heartache
  2. Ruined
  • Justin Broadrick



Jesu  
2004 Hydra Head
  1. Your Path to Divinity
  2. Friends are Evil
  3. Tired of Me
  4. We All Falter
  5. Walk on Water
  6. Sun Day
  7. Man/Woman
  8. Guardian Angel
  9. Your Path to Divinity (The Endless Path) (Japanese bonus track)
  10. Friends are Evil (Highest Throne) (Japanese bonus track)
  • Justin Broadrick
  • Diarmuid Dalton
  • Ted Parsons



Silver  
2006 Hydra Head
  1. Silver
  2. Star
  3. Wolves
  4. Dead Eyes
  5. Silver (Original Beats)
  6. Wolves (Original Mix)
  • Justin Broadrick
  • Diarmuid Dalton
  • Ted Parsons



Conqueror  
2007 Hydra Head
  1. Conqueror
  2. Old Year
  3. Transfigure
  4. Weightless And Horizontal
  5. Medicine
  6. Brighteyes
  7. Mother Eary
  8. Stanlow
  9. Sun Down (Japanese bonus track)
  10. Sun Rise (Japanese bonus track)
  • Justin Broadrick
  • Diarmuid Dalton
  • Ted Parsons
2007 Readers' Album #93




Sun Down / Sun Rise  
2007
  1. Sun Down
  2. Sun Rise
  • Justin Broadrick
  • Diarmuid Dalton



Lifeline  EP
2007 Hydra Head
  1. Lifeline
  2. You Wear Their Masks
  3. Storm Comin' On
  4. End of the Road
  5. Lifeline (Alternate Version)
  6. Decide (Alternate Version of Storm Comin' On)
  • Justin Broadrick



Why Are We Not Perfect?  EP
2008 Hydra Head
  • Justin Broadrick



Infinity  
2009 Avalanche
  1. Infinity
  2. Infinity (Part II - Reinterpretation)
  • Justin Broadrick



Opiate Sun  EP
2009
  1. Losing Streak
  2. Opiate Sun
  3. Deflated
  4. Morning Light
  • Justin Broadrick



Heartache / Dethroned  COMPILATION
2010



Ascension  
2011
  • Justin Broadrick
  • Diarmuid Dalton
  • Ted Parsons



Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came  
2013
  • Justin Broadrick



Never  EP
2020
  1. Because of You
  2. Never There for You
  3. Never...
  4. Suffocator
  5. Never There for You (original vision)




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