Norma Jean stream new album
2013-08-01 by Benjamino Jackanory | 111 Comments

Metalcore outfit Norma Jean are streaming their new album Wrongdoers via Loudwire.

Link to stream:

http://loudwire.com/norma-jean-wrongdoers-exclusive-album-stream/

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


Sounds so good. What could be wrong with an album having the lyrics of Jane Doe and the musicianship of We Are the Romans?

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skoopy48
August 1st 2013

1440 Comments


It slays

wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


Musicianship is nothing like We Are The Romans, they're past the Botch worship of O God The Aftermath. This is just 3rd wave NJ, in a simplified nutshell dissonant core + Thrice.

But yeah, pretty good so far. Similar to Meridional.

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


I mean the quality is like that of We Are the Romans imo.

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


Definitely digging this. I'm thinking maybe a 4

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


"I mean the quality is like that of We Are the Romans imo. "

No, but it is good

wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


I could see that Xing, that's my rating for Meridional. It's structured nearly identical, the songs are just different and of about equal quality.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


I think it's more cohesive than Meridional, but it did have some sweet tracks on it. "The Anthem of the Angry Brides" is awesome

wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


Meridional just didn't have the best flow, but it had alot of good songs.

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


Meridional was good and had a ton of great tracks but it wasn't Norma except for the first two or so songs. This is definitely a step up and the best since Redeemer

wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


I donno, Norma's been doing those radiofriendly type songs since Scogin left. I didn't really get back into em until Meridional came out. I had a short stint with O God in between.

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


Come on now, Redeemer Norma is best Norma

ti0n
August 1st 2013

1377 Comments


no.

traffids kicks ass, my best song from them so far

Relinquished
August 1st 2013

24472 Comments


lol no way Redeemer was meh overall

Cygnatti
August 1st 2013

21349 Comments


wow, this rules. haven't dug modern hardcore punk this much in quite a while.

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


This is possibly their best album to date, and I'm pretty impartial to Bless the Child. I almost forget that it's Norma Jean and not the Chariot though because of Josh.

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


"This is possibly their best album to date"


This might be true if it remains as awesome as it is to me now

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


It destroys The Anti Mother, that's for sure. "Robots 3 Humans 0" is arguably the worst song they've ever written.

WhiteTieBlackJacket
August 1st 2013

785 Comments


It's definitely "wow" worthy.

AmericnZero02
August 1st 2013

3329 Comments


Good to hear people are digging it. I'm just going to wait til I get my hard copy.

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


This band is severely underrated on this site. A 3.6 is seriously the highest average they have? That's insane

WhiteTieBlackJacket
August 1st 2013

785 Comments


Yeah, people are ignoring how well they play their shit live. They slay.

AmericnZero02
August 1st 2013

3329 Comments


Yeah I think the ratings for Meridional and Redeemer could be a bit higher.

dawija3
August 1st 2013

213 Comments


Redeemer def has some of Norma Jean's best

wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


Bless The Martyr is still my fav. I need to jam O God The Aftermath some more, I used to really like it then it grew off of me.

dawija3
August 1st 2013

213 Comments


Wow yeah this new album is definitely their best imo ... mmMmMHMMMM

wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


I definitely still remember a few of the songs from O God The Aftermath that I loved, looking forward to rediscovering it.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


Vertebraile may be my favorite Norma Jean song and the time signatures in it are straight up baffling.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


Liarsenic is amazing too

Atrophy
August 1st 2013

814 Comments


these guys pretty much killed it live when i saw em, but i haven't truly dug any of the recorded tracks i've heard

XingKing
August 1st 2013

10069 Comments


^Agreed

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

49801 Comments


I've never heard a full Norma album but I will jam this cuz why not

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wacknizzle
August 1st 2013

12639 Comments


I haven't heard that song in forever, I remember it kicked ass. Scientifiction used to be my favorite song on that album, the climax is sooooo epic.

Shuyin
August 1st 2013

11180 Comments


gotta check, im a sucker for these guys

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PumpBoffBag
August 1st 2013

327 Comments


from what you guys are saying about it I'm itching to listen to this tomorrow now. Always dug the band

Suddy911
August 1st 2013

1191 Comments


yeah o god the aftermath is wayyy better but this is still really good

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

49801 Comments


Third song is dope

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 1st 2013

1637 Comments


I'm generally not a fan of clean vocals in metalcore music but they do it so well on this album.

Suddy911
August 1st 2013

1191 Comments


every go listen to o god the aftermath 5/5

Storm In A Teacup
August 1st 2013

12687 Comments


O God and Meridonial are the only two albums I've been able to say I love at times in the past so I'm excited to hear all the good stuff about this.

Suddy911
August 1st 2013

1191 Comments


better than that but yeah

Suddy911
August 1st 2013

1191 Comments


i didnt like meridonial that much honestly

Laughl13
August 1st 2013

11 Comments


Honestly I like most of their discog kinda meh with Anti Mother and Meridional was so so but this sounds so much more organic than anything they've ever done. Definitely my favorite NJ release.

Decapod
August 1st 2013

1006 Comments


In love with this album already and I'm not even a big fan of these dudes. Ordering this shit maƱana.

Laughl13
August 1st 2013

11 Comments


Hive Minds caught me off guard, so nasty sounding

TooLateToGoBack
August 2nd 2013

1753 Comments


Album is fantastic; closing track is especially awesome.

bloc
August 2nd 2013

34679 Comments


Really good album. Might have to check out the band's other albums.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Veldin
August 2nd 2013

1071 Comments


It's my favorite album by the band.

Digging: Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

49801 Comments


ahh this is a great Underoath replacement


YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

1637 Comments


Love the end of "Harry Potter has no hands"

InbredJed
August 2nd 2013

5612 Comments


Love this band, lookin forward to jamming this!

CK
August 2nd 2013

4888 Comments


Needs more Sharkbites

Emim
August 2nd 2013

26508 Comments


lol no way Redeemer was meh overall


^this


if this sounds anything like their last I'll dig it

loveisamixtape
August 2nd 2013

5904 Comments


never gotten big into this band but this is fucking dope

title track is too good

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henryChinaski
August 2nd 2013

2685 Comments


Need to listen to this. I bet it rules.

SharkEthic
August 2nd 2013

577 Comments


If You Got It At Five got me really excited for this. turns out to be the best song on here by a fairly huge margin.

stop trying to make clean/"catchy" choruses, you're not fucking good at it.

jmh886
August 2nd 2013

790 Comments


Norma Jean praise on sputnik?! Glorious day. Can't wait to hear this.

tresm87
August 2nd 2013

633 Comments


of course the first comment on this thread had to be some fuck mentioning botch gtfo

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botb
August 2nd 2013

9560 Comments


"of course the first comment on this thread had to be some fuck mentioning botch gtfo"

yeah people should NEVER EVER compare bands that pioneered a sound to ones that adopted it! that would be stupid!

jmh886
August 2nd 2013

790 Comments


No they shouldn't when this bands been around for over ten years. Get the fuck over it.

Masochist
August 2nd 2013

7961 Comments


Norma Jean praise on sputnik?! Glorious day. Can't wait to hear this. [2]

Bout time. 'Meridional' was dope, and criminally under appreciated.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

1637 Comments


Chill out dude. I wasn't saying they sound like Botch, I was just comparing the quality in that I think both are great records.

Storm In A Teacup
August 2nd 2013

12687 Comments


Listened to half of this and it sounds like a good, regular Norma Jean album...some of ya'll must be bandwagon'

TooManyFriends
August 2nd 2013

491 Comments


Rules so hard

Storm In A Teacup
August 2nd 2013

12687 Comments


My opinion is still just begun incubating. Soundcloud pissed me off. So far I've heard tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 11 and couldn't play the others.

ChuckyTruant
August 2nd 2013

15707 Comments


Holy shit 14 minute long closer

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

jmh886
August 2nd 2013

790 Comments


Word. Yea I mean the comparisons between the two bands are warranted. It's just pretty dumb to discuss after this many years. Anyway, Norma jean are under appreciated on here. Glad to see this getting good vibes so far.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

1637 Comments


Agreed

Spec
August 2nd 2013

27062 Comments


Its okay so far. Nothings blowing me away though.

Minus.
August 2nd 2013

2680 Comments


There is a lot of irony in the album title

loveisamixtape
August 2nd 2013

5904 Comments


listening to this again right now to make sure i wasn't just high and gushing over this last night but nope it still rules

first 5 tracks are killer but there really isn't anything bad

XingKing
August 2nd 2013

10069 Comments


Clearly they named the album on opposite day
























omg I'm so funny aren't I?!

RyanSmithers
August 2nd 2013

70 Comments


Wow...this is really, really awesome. I'm just really impressed. The new dudes in the band really brought a new energy to them and it is obvious. And it is awesome. Wow, was definitely not expecting this album to be this good.

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

TenSecondsToThink
August 2nd 2013

1209 Comments


Guys, I was once in love with Norma Jean and I don't think this is any better than the last 2 rekordz

XingKing
August 2nd 2013

10069 Comments


If you don't think this is at least better than Anti-Mother, you are delusional

TenSecondsToThink
August 2nd 2013

1209 Comments


Maybe a little bitty titty but on par with Meridonial and Redeemer.

TenSecondsToThink
August 2nd 2013

1209 Comments


And I'm not saying they are bad albums, I like them, but they're not a 4.x
or this one.

TenSecondsToThink
August 2nd 2013

1209 Comments


Well alright, I guess I should listen to a few more times.
But I like the anti mom much more than a 2.5. Self Employed Chemist is one of my favorite songs of them and the hornet thing is cool as well.

dbizzles
August 2nd 2013

275 Comments


This sounds great so far.
I don't care what anyone says, Redeemer is their masterpiece.

dbizzles
August 2nd 2013

275 Comments


I disagree, but I can see why you'd think so.
I should have added IMO at the end of my statement.

jmh886
August 2nd 2013

790 Comments


first three songs rule!. need more time.

kingjulian
August 2nd 2013

1297 Comments


I hate that cover art but I still might buy this because it sounds awesome.

RivalSkoomaDealer
August 2nd 2013

674 Comments


Norma Jean have never really had good choice of album covers.

Except Redeemer.

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

1637 Comments


Artwork in the O' God lyric booklet won a VH1 award if I recall correctly.

XingKing
August 2nd 2013

10069 Comments


It got nominated for a Grammy, not that I could tell you why

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

1637 Comments


yea, that was it.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2013

1637 Comments


^so true. The dude who made those pictures/photographs/witchcraft deserved that grammy.

XingKing
August 2nd 2013

10069 Comments


I don't own the physical and I've never bothered to get scans but I thought it was just the front cover that was nominated. I guess that makes more sense. Time to find some scans I guess

Suddy911
August 2nd 2013

1191 Comments


yeah the inside is really cool with all the tree people and what not

ILJ
August 2nd 2013

6619 Comments


this is really good so far. it's the first time since o'god where the songs actually flow together really well. every other album since has just been a collection of songs rather than a well-flowing album. definitely one of their best.

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

AmericnZero02
August 2nd 2013

3329 Comments


yeah I forgot how trippy the pics in the O' God booklet were. The Meridional booklet is even better imo.

jmh886
August 4th 2013

790 Comments


Their artwork has always been good. What you talkin bout willis?

Suddy911
August 4th 2013

1191 Comments


o god is underrated

kingjulian
August 4th 2013

1297 Comments


"Norma Jean have never really had good choice of album covers.

Except Redeemer."

Agreed, though like everyone's saying, the pictures inside the booklet on O, God are freakin' crazy.


bloc
August 4th 2013

34679 Comments


What about that elephant demon on the previous album cover

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2013

1637 Comments


Yea, that one was pretty sweet. Very Norma Jean.

dathvada321
August 4th 2013

1429 Comments


album rules

SharkEthic
August 5th 2013

577 Comments


"Norma Jean have never really had good choice of album covers."

they're 3/6 imo. first 3 covers are pretty great.

heyadam
August 5th 2013

1705 Comments


I'D SELL MY SOUL FOR YOU.

Album slays.

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Scoot
August 5th 2013

17681 Comments


4.1/5

sword in mouth, fire eyes is one of my favorite songs of the year

Digging: Unjust - Glow

fromtheinside
August 5th 2013

17714 Comments


so boring

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

Scoot
August 5th 2013

17681 Comments


psht

fromtheinside
August 5th 2013

17714 Comments


true story

Scoot
August 5th 2013

17681 Comments


i have never been a big fan of this band but just like the chariot they finally managed to put it together

fromtheinside
August 5th 2013

17714 Comments


yikes, both this and the chariots last efforts were abysmal

Scoot
August 5th 2013

17681 Comments


if i could slap you through my computer screen i would

Ignimbrite
August 5th 2013

5296 Comments


no

XingKing
August 5th 2013

10069 Comments


"yikes, both this and the chariots last efforts were abysmal"


lol remind me to ignore everything you say from now on

AlienWarrior75
August 5th 2013

134 Comments


this album shreds

fromtheinside
August 6th 2013

17714 Comments


oh boy, the rational crew has arrived

loveisamixtape
August 6th 2013

5904 Comments


i have never been a big fan of this band but just like the chariot they finally managed to put it together


this so many times



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