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The best kept secret in music


"Number One Common - "The Second Coming" cd review ("


Throughout our brief albeit adventure-filled careers as music journalists, we have been presented with countless opportunities to rub elbows with the “creme de la creme” of the regional (i.e. Duluth, MN and Superior, WI) Hard Rock and Heavy Metal circuit. However, rarely have we been afforded an opportunity to work with an artist or group we feel are truly destined for greatness. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, Number One Common.

On the brilliant The Second Coming (2004), an exhaustive yet impossibly infectious seventeen song collection of stunning, Hardcore-infused Heavy Metal, each track, beginning with the blistering “The Acid Reflex”, the curiously-titled (albeit relentlessly punishing) “3MFF”, and the ferocious, society-fueled rant “Twenty Two”, immediately commands the undivided attention of even the most uninitiated of listeners (as few and far between as they may be) with a seamless barrage of multi-octave vocals, searing guitars, thought-provoking samples and truly punishing rhythms.

Continuing with the bile-spewing “Something I Can’t Have”, the blunt force trauma of “Locust”, and the angst-ridden tirade “Miss Subliminal”, the steadfast combination of vocalist Cory Jezierski, guitarists Mikey Trifilette and Jeremy Malecki, bassist Jesse Johnson, drummer Dan Holmi, and keyboardist Andy Whitehead effectively capitalize on the grassroots momentum initiated with the 2001 release of their stellar full-length debut American Murder Music.

Produced, recorded and mixed (once again) by the ingenious Chad Thieling at the now notorious MadChad Studios, other standouts, including the pulsating first single “Oceans”, the incendiary “Matador”, and the equally impressive closer “An Offer You Can’t Refuse”, offer further sonic evidence (even though at this point, none is truly needed) in support of the lyrical and musical wizardry at the fiery epicenter of each frenzied composition.

Although within the recent past, our undying support for Number One Common, in all of it’s various incarnations, has been a well known and indisputable fact (ask anyone, they’ll be more than happy to tell you), with the release of The Second Coming, the group at long last seems legitimately poised to at long last capture the interest of a widespread audience.

Even if you somehow find yourself unable to openly embrace the majority (if not all) of the decidedly brutal wares contained herein, one must, at the very least, sincerely admire the dedication and tenacity undoubtedly necessary for the successful execution of such an awe-inspiring undertaking. This, my friends, is quite possibly as good as it gets.


Frustration (EP) (2003)

American Murder Music (2001)


The Second Coming (2004)
American Murder Music (2001)

Wasted Youth ( limited edition live, 2003)
Frustration (2002)
Rukus (1999)

An offer you can't refuse (the second coming, 2004)
Damage (frustration, 2002)
Nia (american murder music, 2001)
Coma (american murder music, 2001)


Feeling a bit camera shy



Webster's New World College Dictionary defines Number One Common as '...the very best...shared by all or many...'

Within the often tumultuous realm that is Heavy Metal genre, traditional logic would suggest that such a description be reserved for the creme de la creme of the hopelessly contrived and pointlessly commercial. Although such flavorless fodder so often clogs our charts and airwaves, there is, fortunately, a solution. Ladies and gentleman, without further ado, Number One Common.

Formed in 1997 by vocalist Cory Jezierski and drummer Dan Holmi, the Duluth, MN-based band intially suffered through numerous personnel changes before solidifying the line-up with the addition of guitarists Mikey Trifilette and Jeremy Malecki, and bassist Jesse Johnson.

Effectively channeling a plethora of both classic and contemporary influences, ranging from The Doors, Ice Cube, Nirvana and the Misfits to Radiohead, Slayer and Tool, the energetic and explosive group quickly armed themselves with a breathtaking level of talent and a truly deft stage presence that belies their youth.

With The 2001 release of their stellar, full-length debut American Murder Music, the group systematically attacked the regional music scene with ferociousness and intensity of a rabid pit bull, amassing a legion of bloodthirsty fans an ironclad, professional reputation in the process.

Touring multiple nights a month, often opening for established acts such as American Head Charge, Downset, Factory 81, Hatebreed and Relative Ash, to name only a few, the high octane group rightfully garnered attention on a truly impressive and widespread level.

Now poised to establish themselves on a national, if not international level, Number One Common have at long last arrived, the often stagnant music industry as we all now it is trembling at their feet. The question is, are you ready? Don't say I didn't warn you.


The Second Coming 2004

Frustration(EP) 2002

American Murder Music 2001


Todd Newton

Marly Majeski

May 2003

Blasting Zone


Cory - Vocals

Dan - Drums

Mike - Guitar

Jesse - Bass

Jeremy - Guitar