“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung
New Jersey’s Toothgrinder have shared another new song from their upcoming third album I AM, out October 11 through Spinefarm Records.
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.