Dilemmachine: Coalition, Hoax
Label: Solid State Records (SST)
Switching out lead vocalist Josh Scogan for newcomer Cory Brandan, Norma Jean's sophomore LP sets a tough-to-follow pace for Christian hardcore. From "Murderotica" to "Absentimental," each track is a two-word combo with a subtitle. Guitars are impulsive and commanding, and politely cooperate with the throttling vocals.