12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
12:20 - Zaphod The fact that I saw him live in my own country (Belgium) says enough. If I ever get a chance to tour Europe and play in Finland with my non-existent band I'll already have achieved more than I could ever hope for.
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.