Awash in Sound

My long-awaited copy of “Heartache” by Jesu arrived last night. Two tracks for a total of 40 minutes. The first track, “Heartache” is reminiscent of Godflesh – it’s a lot harder than the second track, “Ruined”. It’s “Ruined” that really puts this EP over the edge, though. It’s beautiful – mournful and melancholy trapped in a wall of guitar and feedback. Truth be told, though, neither track maintains either the heavy edge nor the mournful sadness throughout – each song is rife with changes in tempo and mood. I paid a stupid sum for such a short CD, but I don’t regret it at all.