The Ascension (stylized as the_Ascension) is the third studio album by Otep. The album was recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans, LA and Balance. Atavist is the fifth studio album by American metal band Otep. The album was released on 26 The first single from the album, "Fists Fall", made its debut on Full Metal Jackie Radio on March On March 29, the single was available to. Otep (an anagram for "poet") got their start in late , when Two years later the band released its fifth full-length album, Atavist, the first.