Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath
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kingjulian
July 30th 2011



1292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The production isn't god-awful, it just sounds like everything's being played through a tin can. There's a raw quality that's good (Bless the Martyr, the Chariot's stuff) where things sound huge and massive because they didn't cut out a bunch of the low-end harmonics like they have to in a normal mastering pass. This has just always weak and tinny to me. Not the worst out there by far, tho.

Obviously The Chariot/Norma Jean debate is a huge taste thing. Norma Jean go for a much more ambitious, serious approach whereas The Chariot are obviously just having a ton of fun. I find that all of Norma Jean's records suffer in some way because they take themselves more seriously, and therefore the weaknesses show even more. Honestly, The Chariot get away with more because there is such a strong presence of fun and recklessness in their sound.

And I think Josh Scogan is a stud of a vocalist, but hey, AAAALLLLlllll of this is a massive IMO so whatevs. This album has it's shining moments (Disconnecktie is beautiful).

Pyosisified
July 30th 2011



2450 Comments


so raw

kingjulian
July 30th 2011



1292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

*always SOUNDED weak and tinny, etc...

TomArnoldsArmpit
July 30th 2011



2966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well, Norma Jean's last record was pretty good...

But Long Live shits all over Norma Jean's first 4 records.

twlichty
July 30th 2011



3394 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

i find this album to be way more enjoyable than long live... long live has too many guitar squeals.
Long Live is awesome in its own way though

Digging: Lusine - A Certain Distance

ZackeryDaley
August 16th 2011



9 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This was nominated for a fucking grammy dude? how the hell is it only 3.5?


FearThyEvil9
August 16th 2011



11399 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I really like the vocals on this album considering it does sound pretty raw and fits well with the bands style. The guy above me is a fucking idiot though.

twlichty
September 22nd 2011



3394 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This was nominated for a fucking grammy dude? how the hell is it only 3.5?


cause it was nominated for it's artwork lol

Fluttertrank
March 17th 2012



16989 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Just getting into this band. Pretty cool actually. Always wrote them off cause of people saying
that they rip off botch. But they hardly fucking sound like botch.

Digging: Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils

Fluttertrank
March 17th 2012



16989 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That and Coffinspire: Multitudes

Spec
April 18th 2012



26846 Comments


This was nominated for a Grammy?

Spec
June 13th 2013



26846 Comments


Anyone heard the new album teaser? Sounds pretty dope.

Spec
June 13th 2013



26846 Comments


Just go to stray from the paths Facebook haha.

wacknizzle
June 13th 2013



11953 Comments


Scientifiction is the jam

Digging: Lord Mantis - Death Mask

Spec
June 13th 2013



26846 Comments


Haven't listened to these guys in a long time but that teaser rekindled my interest.

wacknizzle
June 13th 2013



11953 Comments


It's only a 50 second sample but it reminds me of the rawer parts on Meridional. I can see The Chariot comparion though.

wacknizzle
June 13th 2013



11953 Comments


I like pie, so I dig the pie sharing.

SugarFreeSquid
June 21st 2013



15 Comments


"hell, this album won a grammy"

Not true actually. The album's ARTWORK was NOMINATED for a grammy, but didn't win.

Don't mean to sound nit-picky though. Great review
p.s. this album totally deserves a grammy though. If only...

Suddy911
July 28th 2013



1191 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is the most underrated album on sputnik prob because it's core

InbredJed
August 16th 2013



5251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Dudes, Bless The Martyr > this







so hard



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