The Anti Mother
|The Anti Mother|
|Studio album by Norma Jean|
|Released||August 5, 2008|
|Recorded||April 1 – June 15, 2008, at Ross Robinson's Home Studio, Venice Beach, California|
|Label||Solid State, Stomp|
|Norma Jean chronology|
|CCM Magazine||Highly favorable|
|Jesus Freak Hideout||Sean Lex:  Scott Fryberger: |
The Anti Mother (sometimes referred to as Norma Jean vs. The Anti Mother) is the fourth studio album from metalcore band Norma Jean. It is the first release to feature new drummer Chris Raines, making Chris Day and Scottie Henry the only members of the band to have appeared on all albums released by Norma Jean.
Norma Jean added several guest musicians to The Anti Mother, including Page Hamilton of Helmet, Chino Moreno of Deftones and Cove Reber of Saosin, they have also stated that, "We are not just doing "guest vocal" spots for them either... every band does that... we are going to write songs with them". The album was also produced by Ross Robinson, who had previously produced Norma Jean's 2006 album Redeemer.
Lead singer Cory Brandan commented on the new album and the meaning of the title:
|“||The Anti Mother is a character we created which represents anything that is deceptive, and yet possesses an outwardly beautiful nature. This record is the most melodic album we’ve ever created, but it’s definitely the heaviest record Norma Jean has done as well--and furious at that.||”|
|— Cory Brandan, |
A music video was made for the song "Robots: 3, Humans: 0" which has been featured on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It features the group performing in a room of flying debris and follows the supernatural adventure of a young couple.
|1.||"Vipers, Snakes, and Actors"||Norma Jean||Cory Brandan||4:13|
|2.||"Self Employed Chemist"||Norma Jean||Brandan||3:13|
|3.||"Birth of the Anti Mother"||Norma Jean||Brandan, Holly Rae, Camille Driscoll||2:48|
|4.||"Robots: 3, Humans: 0"||Norma Jean||Brandan, Chino Moreno, Cove Reber||4:31|
|5.||"Death of the Anti Mother"||Norma Jean||Brandan||4:06|
|6.||"Surrender Your Sons..."||Norma Jean, Moreno, Reber||Brandan, Moreno, Reber||4:40|
|7.||"Murphy Was an Optimist"||Norma Jean||Brandan, Moreno, Reber||4:18|
|8.||"Opposite of Left and Wrong"||Norma Jean, Hamilton||Brandan, Page Hamilton||3:14|
|9.||"...Discipline Your Daughters"||Norma Jean||Brandan||4:16|
|10.||"And There Will Be a Swarm of Hornets"||Norma Jean||Brandan, Reber, Rae, Driscoll, Lainee Gram, Ali Pantera Abrishami||9:21|
- Pacheco, George. "Norma Jean Meridional Review". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1403009 Allmusic review
- #242, p.155
- Florino, Rick (6 August 2008). "The Anti Mother Review". Artistdirect. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Conner, Matt. "The Anti Mother". CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Webber, Ian (17 September 2008). "Norma Jean - The Anti Mother". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Goforth, Andrea Dawn. "The Anti-Mother". The Fish. Salem Web Network. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Dan Slessor. Kerrang! #1224, August 23, 2008. Albums review. Christian metalcore troupe tick boxes on fourth album. p.50.
- "Norma Jean - The Anti Mother". Punknews.org. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
|last1=in Authors list (help)
- Norma Jean Retrieved on September 22, 2008
- "Discography - Norma Jean" Billboard.com. Retrieved on September 22, 2008.
- Norma Jean - "The Anti Mother" Sessions - w/ Chino Moreno of Deftones Retrieved on June 6, 2008
- Norma Jean Interview at Somethingpunk.com w/ Cory Brandan Retrieved on June 25, 2008
- Norma Jean - The Anti Mother Retrieved on 2008-06-06.