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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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Top Songs by
Norma Jean

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