Dark & Beautiful Secrets

Normandie - Dark & Beautiful Secrets
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I was gonna cover this band earlier this week but I noticed that they had a new album coming so I choose to wait and for that to drop and here it is, the new album, now I can judge em without the chance that they might drop something amazing and make everything I said about em irrelevant.

So how is this new Normandie album? Well it's not exactly good imo but I will give it this, it doesn't go into 50 different directions however it also doesn't do much to not come ... read more
Normandie - Dark & Beautiful Secrets

Genre: Alternative Rock
Country: Sweden

Final Verdict: 63% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 56th / 164

Highlight: Mission Control

Made me think of:
Sleeping with Sirens
Fall Out Boy
I have to re-review their first two albums formally, but I can confirm this is probably the biggest step back for these guys. They followed in the footsteps of BMTH's amo, but somehow went more electronic than rock at points, and it's relatively depressing. Somehow, the back half is way better than the first. Three songs kept my attention, but this album feels lackluster otherwise.
Decent alt-rock album from the swede band. I do think they have the potential to create a more unique sound. Track wise, the album is well produced and is fairly well put together.
Favourite Tracks: Babylon, Jericho.
Least Favourite Tracks: Bury Me Alive, Atmosphere, Thrown in the Gutter.
I mean yeah this band was never the most original and creative force out there, but one thing is for sure they knew exactly how to write high energy and catchy tunes and I see this album as no difference. While their most straightforward album I think they're growing as songwriters with every release (some of the melodies here are incredibly addictive).
Edit: It definitely has grown on me a lot, especially the hooks are so catchy!
Favorites: Hostage (the chorus is incredible!), Holy Water, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Babylon
  2. Hostage
  3. Jericho
  4. Holy Water
  5. Mission Control
  6. Bury Me Alive
  7. Atmosphere
  8. Thrown in the Gutter
  9. Renegade
  10. Chemicals
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Added on: October 26, 2020