Former member of the U.K. heavy hitters Godflesh and Napalm Death, Justin Broadrick has been an established figure in the English metal/industrial/grindcore/whatever scene since the ’80s and long before forming this essentially solo project.
With Jesu, Broadrick kept the heavy and added a whole heap of melodic ambience and even experimental-indie elements. The end result was, and has been one of my favorite projects in the last decade or so. I took to it right away, but for others it takes a bit of gettin’ used to — especially if you’re not already familiar with his style. But I can’t think of one person I have played Jesu for that hasn’t eventually “gotten” it.
It’s great music for concentration as well — work, studying, making that sweet, sweet love, etc. — so give it a spin and try something new.