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Norma Jean

Not to be confused with the late-'70s disco diva (who sang with Chic in 1977 before going solo and scoring a hit with 1978's "Saturday") or the country singer (who enjoyed a successful run in the '60s), this Norma Jean is a Christian alternative metal/metalcore band previously known as Luti-Kriss. Norma Jean adopted a rap-metal approach during their early years; in reviews, the former Luti-Kriss was often described as the Christian equivalent of Limp Bizkit, Korn, (hed) p.e., Methods of Mayhem, or Rage Against the Machine. As the bandmates' tastes evolved, however, they turned away from rap-metal in favor of a heavier sound. The Southern band has enjoyed a small but enthusiastic cult following in the alt-metal underground, where they appeal to both Christian and non-Christian headbangers. Norma Jean was formed in Douglasville, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta), in 1997. In the early 2000s, the band recorded two CDs as Luti-Kriss. Their first release was the 5 EP, followed in 2001 by the full-length Throwing Myself on Seattle's Solid State label, a subsidiary of Tooth and Nail Records. Often mistaken for the controversial rapper Ludacris -- who, coincidentally, is also from the Atlanta area -- the members of Luti-Kriss opted to adopt the Norma Jean name. Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child introduced this new moniker in 2002; it was also the band's heaviest, most brutal effort to date. While Norma Jean's first recordings inspired comparisons to Limp Bizkit and Korn, Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child was often compared to Hatebreed. Isis and Mastodon producer Matt Bayles lent their help to 2005's O God, the Aftermath, while Korn and Limp Bizkit producer Ross Robinson helmed the epic Redeemer in 2006. Chris Raines, the drummer for Spitfire, joined the band in early 2008, and the new lineup released Antimother that summer. In 2010, they released Meridional. While the album felt like a creative high point for the band, their return to the studio would be rough one, with bassist Jake Schultz, guitarist Scottie Hickey, and drummer Chris Raines all parting ways with the band during the two-year recording process. The remaining members pressed on, though, recruiting guitarist Jeff Hickey, drummer Clayton Holyoak, and bass player John Finnegan to join their ranks. The result of their hard work, the surprisingly vital and cohesive Wrongdoers, arrived in 2013. ~ Alex Henderson
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Albums by
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Top Songs by
Norma Jean

  1.   Song
  2.   Leaderless and Self Enlisted
  3.   Deathbed Atheist
  4.   Songs Sound Much Sadder
  5.   Triffids
  6.   Memphis Will Be Laid to Waste
  7.   Bayonetwork: Vultures in Vivid Color
  8.   Vipers, Snakes, and Actors
  9.   Wrongdoers
  10.   A Grand Scene for a Color Film
  11.   Neck in the Hemp
  12.   And There Will Be a Swarm of Hornets
  13.   Self Employed Chemist
  14.   A Small Spark vs. a Great Forest
  15.   Creating Something Out of Nothing, Only to Destroy It
  16.   I Didn't Mean It
  17.   Funeral Singer
  18.   Falling from the Sky: Day Seven
  19.   Opposite of Left and Wrong
  20.   Murphy Was an Optimist
  21.   Amnesty Please
  22.   A Temperamental Widower
  23.   Blueprints for Future Homes
  24.   Coffinspire: Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley of Decision
  25.   Murderotica: An Avalanche in D Minor
  26.   Organized Beyond Recognition
  27.   The Entire World Is Counting on Me, And They Don't Even Know It
  28.   Sword in Mouth, Fire Eyes
  29.   The People That Surround You on a Regular Basis
  30.   Innocent Bystanders United/Oriental
  31.   High Noise Low Output
  32.   Everlasting Tapeworm
  33.   Bastardizer
  34.   A Media Friendly Turn for the Worse
  35.   Robots 3 Humans 0
  36.   Birth of the Anti Mother
  37.   The End of All Things Will Be Televised
  38.   Scientifiction : A Clot of Tragedy/A Swarm Of
  39.   Charactarantula: Talking to You and the Intake of Glass
  40.   Absentimental: Street Clam
  41.   Disconnecktie: The Faithful Vampire
  42.   Coffinspire : Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley
  43.   Vertebraille: Choke That Thief Called Dependence
  44.   Face: Face
  45.   Pretty Soon, I Don't Know What, But Something Is Going to Happen
  46.   The Shotgun Message
  47.   Sometimes It's Our Mistakes That Make for the Greatest Ideas
  48.   I Used to Hate Cell Phones But Now I Hate Car Accidents
  49.   It Was as If the Dead Man Stood Upon the Air
  50.   The Potter Has No Hands
  51.   ...Discipline Your Daughters
  52.   No Passenger: No Parasite
  53.   The Longest Lasting Statement
  54.   Liarsenic
  55.   Dilemmachine: Coalition Hoax
  56.   The Human Face, Divine
  57.   Like Swimming Circles
  58.   You Have to Be out of Your Mind
  59.   Happy You, Lonely Me
  60.   You Don't Hear
  61.   He Thinks I Still Care
  62.   Love's Gonna Live Here
  63.   Head over Heels in Love with You
  64.   It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'
  65.   Sun Dies, Blood Moon
  66.   The Lash Whistled Like a Singing Wind
  67.   Afterhour Animals
  68.   Hive Minds
  69.   The Anthem of the Angry Brides
  70.   Cemetery Like a Stage
  71.   Together Again
  72.   I Cried All the Way to the Bank
  73.   I'm No Longer in Your Heart
  74.   Still
  75.   He's Gone, Gone, Gone
  76.   Private Little World
  77.   I Want to Live Again
  78.   Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  79.   If You Got It at Five, You Got It at Fifty
  80.   Surrender Your Sons...
  81.   Blood Burner
  82.   Occidental
  83.   Go Cat Go
  84.   Talk Back Trembling Lips
  85.   Septentrional
  86.   Pretendeavor: In Reference to a Sinking Ship
  87.   I Wouldn't Buy a Used Car from Him
  88.   Heaven
  89.   Shaunluu
  90.   Scientifiction: I. A Clot of Tragedy/II. A Swarm of Dedication
  91.   [Untitled Track]
  92.   Softly & Tenderly
  93.   Oriental
  94.   Manipulateral : Street Clam
  95.   [CD-ROM Track]