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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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Norma Jean

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Norma Jean

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Norma Jean

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

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