Do you like Norma Jean? I’ve been a big Norma Jean fan ever since the release of their 2006 album, Redeemer. Before that, I didn’t really understand any of their work. Too chaotic, too dissonant. It was on Redeemer where Cory Brandan’s vocals really came into their own.
I think Wrongdoers was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship and the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.
Of all the 7 full-lengths in beloved metal band Norma Jean’s discography, 2006’s Redeemer is surely an underrated one. Tracks like “The End Of All Things Will Be Televised” really cemented the band as an important cornerstone in the genre of metalcore. While you can argue the band isn’t necessarily confined to said genre, that’s not the point here.
What is important is that it looks somewhat likely the band will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Redeember in some capacity, if a recently leaked poster is any indication. Sure, it could be a one-off date of some sort, but given the band has played albums in their entirety on tour before, there is lots of precedent here. The reportedly leaked date is at Seattle’s El Corazon venue.
Take a look at the tour poster below and draw your own conclusion.