Redeemer (Norma Jean album)

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Redeemer
Studio album by Norma Jean
Released September 12, 2006
Recorded April/May 2006 Radiostar Studio
Genre Metalcore, noisecore, post-metal,[1] sludge metal[1]
Length 41:44
Label Solid State, Century, Abacus
Producer Ross Robinson
Norma Jean chronology
O God, the Aftermath (2005) Redeemer (2006) The Anti Mother (2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (81%)[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Boise Weekly Highly unfavorable[4]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[5]
Exclaim! Slightly favorable[6]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[7]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.25/5[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[9]
Stylus Magazine (B)[10]

Redeemer is Norma Jean's third studio album. It was released on September 12, 2006 in the United States, and on October 3, 2006 in Canada. The album sold more than 21,000 records in its first week. It is the last album to feature drummer Daniel Davison. For this album they filmed videos for "Blueprints for Future Homes," and "Songs Sound Much Sadder". Shannon Crawford, the singer of Cellophane and Monster in the Machine, painted the album artwork.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Grand Scene for a Color Film" – 3:24
  2. "Blueprints for Future Homes" – 2:49 *
  3. "A Small Spark vs. A Great Forest" – 5:00
  4. "A Temperamental Widower" – 2:46
  5. "The End of All Things Will Be Televised" – 5:11
  6. "Songs Sound Much Sadder" – 3:04 *
  7. "The Longest Lasting Statement" – 2:47
  8. "Amnesty Please" – 4:14
  9. "Like Swimming Circles" – 3:04
  10. "Cemetery Like a Stage" – 4:26
  11. "No Passenger : No Parasite" – 4:58
  • All songs written by Norma Jean except "Songs Sound Much Sadder" written by Norma Jean & Timothy McTague of Underoath.

Personnel[edit]

Norma Jean
  • Cory Brandan Putman - Vocals
  • Scottie Henry - Guitar
  • Chris Day - Guitar
  • Jake Schultz - Bass
  • Daniel Davison - Drums
Additional musicians
  • Matthew Putman - percussion & additional drums
Production
  • Ross Robinson - mixing
  • Ryan Boesch - engineering & Mixing
  • Kale Holmes - assistant Engineer
  • Asterik Studio - art direction & design
  • Shannon Crawford - album art paintings

Notes[edit]

  • The song "Blueprints for Future Homes" was the first song to be "released" on their MySpace and Purevolume pages on 7/25/06 at 12:01 AM EST.
  • The song "The End of All Things Will Be Televised" was the second song to be "released" on their MySpace and Purevolume pages on 8/4/06 at 12:01 AM EST.
  • The song "A Small Spark vs. A Great Forest" was the third song to be released on their Purevolume and MySpace.
  • The song "A Small Spark vs. A Great Forest" refers to James 3:5-12 from the New Testament.
  • The song "No Passenger: No Parasite" seems to have derived its title and the majority of lyrics from the book "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, in which Lewis describes a fully Christian society as having "no passengers or parasites".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pacheco, George. "Norma Jean Meridional Review". About.com. The New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Norma Jean - Redeemer - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. September 12, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Redeemer (Norma Jean album) at AllMusic
  4. ^ Schultz, Ben. "Norma Jean: Redeemer | Music Reviews". Boise Weekly. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Review: Redeemer - Norma Jean". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Deneau, Max. "Norma Jean - Redeemer • Metal Reviews •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Norma Jean – Redeemer | Album Reviews". musicOMH. November 6, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Norma Jean, "Redeemer" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. September 12, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Norma Jean - Redeemer (album review 4)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Norma Jean / War of Ages - Redeemer / Pride of the Wicked - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Lewis, C. S. (2001). Mere Christianity: a revised and amplified edition, with a new introduction, of the three books, Broadcast talks, Christian behaviour, and Beyond personality. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco. p. 84. ISBN 0-06-065292-6. "no passengers or parasites"