O God, the Aftermath

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O' God, the Aftermath
Studio album by Norma Jean
Released March 1, 2005
Genre Metalcore, noisecore[1]
Length 47:51
Label Solid State
Producer Matt Bayles
Norma Jean
Norma Jean chronology
Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
(2002)
O' God, the Aftermath
(2005)
Redeemer
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (75%)[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 7/10 stars[3]
Exclaim! Highly favorable[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[5]
Punknews.org 2.5/5 stars[6]
Deluxe Edition
Review scores
Source Rating
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[7]

O' God, the Aftermath is the second album released by American metalcore band Norma Jean and was released on March 1, 2005. Like their previous album Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child, O God, the Aftermath was released on Solid State Records. This is the first album with vocalist Cory Brandan Putman.

Background[edit]

The album was re-released[8] on March 21, 2006 as a CD/DVD with expanded Grammy-nominated artwork, two hours of extra footage, and "ShaunLuu" as bonus track which was also featured on the Masters of Horror soundtrack.[9] This track was originally set to be 7 minutes long, but had to be cut short for the soundtrack. On the re-release, on a CD player, if rewind is held down until the display reads -2:20, there is a hidden instrumental song.

Music videos were filmed for the songs "Bayonetwork: Vultures in Vivid Color",[10] "Liarsenic: Creating a Universe of Discourse"[11] and "Absentimental: Street Clam".[12]

The track "Pretendeavor: In Reference to a Sinking Ship" was previously released on a Solid State Records sampler called This Is Solid State: Vol. 5 under the name "In Reference to a Sinking Ship",[13][14][15] and was the first recorded output with new vocalist Cory Brandan. It was re-recorded with new parts and riffs for the album.

The song "Absentimental: Street Clam" was previously known as "Manipulateral: Street Clam".

In the liner notes of the original release of the album the full title of the album is listed as "O'God, The Aftermath: The Marvelous End of the Exhausted Contender".

All song titles are portmanteaux.[5]

The words featured on the cover of the CD are the lyrics to the song Coffinspire: Multitude, Multitudes In the Valley of Decision, which is a verse from the Bible.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
0. "Hidden Instrumental Track"   2:20
1. "Murderotica: An Avalance in D Minor"   1:58
2. "Vertebraille: Choke That Thief Called Dependence"   3:12
3. "Bayonetwork: Vultures in Vivid Color"   3:29
4. "Dilemmachine: Coalition, Hoax"   2:12
5. "Coffinspire: Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley of Decision!"   4:25
6. "Liarsenic: Creating a Universe of Discourse"   4:08
7. "Disconnecktie: The Faithful Vampire"   10:02
8. "Absentimental: Street Clam"   3:12
9. "Charactarantula: Talking to You and the Intake of Glass"   4:17
10. "Pretendeavor: In Reference to a Sinking Ship"   4:27
11. "Scientifiction: I. A Clot of Tragedy/II. A Swarm of Dedication"   6:22
Total length:
47:51
Re-release bonus track
No. Title Length
12. "ShaunLuu" (Track 5 on CD and track 12 on vinyl) 3:43

Awards[edit]

In 2006, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards.[16] In the same year, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.

Personnel[edit]

Norma Jean
Additional personnel
  • Justin Armstrong – Mixing assistant, sampling
  • Matt Bayles – Engineer, mixing, producer
  • John Daley – Management
  • Jeff Gros – Photography
  • Alex Rose – Assistant
  • Tim Smith – Management
  • Howie Weinberg – Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Weber, Scott (November 21, 2005). "Absolute Punk Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ O God, the Aftermath at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Review: O' God, The Aftermath - Norma Jean". Cross Rhythms. October 22, 2005. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Deneau, Max. "Norma Jean - O' God, the Aftermath • Metal Reviews •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Norma Jean, "O’ God, the Aftermath" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. March 1, 2005. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Imes, Elliot (April 12, 2005). "Punk News Review". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Review: O' God, The Aftermath Special Edition - Norma Jean". Cross Rhythms. October 12, 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Norma Jean - O'God The Aftermath (CD,Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Amazon.com: Masters Of Horror: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Norma Jean - Bayonetwork: Vultures in Vivid Color". YouTube. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Norma Jean - Liarsenic: Creating A Universe of Discourse". YouTube. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Norma Jean - Absentimental: Street Clam". YouTube. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ Loftus, Johnny (October 19, 2004). "This Is Solid State, Vol. 5 - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Amazon.com: This Is Solid State 5: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  15. ^ "This Is Solid State, Volume 5 - Various Artists". Last.fm. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ 37th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations & Winners on About.com; Jones, Kim