(2010, Razor & Tie) USA, Atlanta
The last Norma Jean’s album’s artwork is more beautiful in real than on a computer screen.
I love this band since years and I’m gonna review the previous albums soon.
But Meridional is an awerage album to me though.
In opposition to the old albums, with differents ambiences, this one offers nothing really new except some few songs.
Everlasting Tapeworm is clearly the best one to me, with a martial rythmic and powerfull vocals from the beginning. The Production is awesome and the way the song evolves is really interesting.
In Leaderless and Selfenlisted, you’ll find a mix of the complex rythms of “O’God the Aftermath” and vocals melodies à la “Redeemer”.
I notify a last song : Blood Burner brutal and complex.
I didn’t love 5 songs in Meridional, so here is my top 3.
COUP DE COEUR : MY TOP 5
|1. Everlasting Tapeworm|
|2. Leaderless and Self Enlisted|
|3. Blood Burner|