22:12 - Severian93 I've listened to the book of souls 5 times now, i cant get over how suprisingly good it is. a HUGE step up from The Final Frontier
22:04 - Bad English Iron Maiden - When The River Runs Deep [link] Iron Maiden - If Eternity Should Fail [link]
21:58 - Zaphod ...since his vocal performance was great, especially considering his age, and the show was quite good.
21:56 - Zaphod Saw him once a few years ago, 2011 I think. I wasn't all that impressed, but then I don't enjoy most of his solo work and only really like early Mercyful Fate. If you like his stuff I can't see how it wouldn't be a great show...
21:55 - Severian93 J.N. - yeah and maybe we'll get a new diSEMBOWELMENT or Coroner album too
21:50 - Apothecary Mmkay, fair enough then. Sometimes shit just happens. Anyway, that's a guy who's very high on my "must see" list, so I really do hope I get the chance before he either retires or kicks the bucket
01. The Great White North 02. De-Evolution of Music 03. Economics Without Ecology 04. The Dregs Download 05. Peasant 06. Jesus Heist 07. Food For Thought 08. Playing The Role 09. Chump Change
Do you ever get violent diarrhoea while on public transit? Yeah, no, neither do I. If I did however, I picture Norris would make a pretty fitting sound track for that initial awkward moment. Now before you start up with "it sounds like shit" jokes, let's clarify something; this is not a bad album.
Norris play this kind of spastic sludged-out hardcore. It's raw, heavy hitting, and frankly a little bit difficult to follow a lot of the times. I guess one could say it's a crossroads between Baroness, or old High On Fire, intersecting with a more organic sounding Between The Buried And Me. The interesting mix of the song writing vs the production is definitely what gives Norris their unique sound. The songs are jagged, full of sharp stops and turns thrown in between the grooves, yet the production is more of an earthy, dull heaviness.
Where Norris' problem lies is how completely alienating this music is throughout a majority of it's play time. Yes, it is incredibly unpredictable, but that aspect is abused to no end. Normally, it's easy just to cast off these bands that obsess over technical prowess as shit. Norris, however, continually prove capable of writing some rather enjoyable riffs, but for some odd reason will not let you listen to them for more than a few seconds. It's a bit like watching a movie from the Saw series; those surprise twists and turns would definitely hold a lot more power if they weren't a constant. The Great White North might be something worth listening to for those who enjoy a healthy dose of chaos in your music, here's to hoping Norris will use this chaos more purposefully with any future releases.