- Forever

Code Orange - Forever
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 3 reviews
USER SCORE
73
Based on
16 ratings

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90
Exclaim!

With their latest offering, Forever, they've surpassed themselves on multiple fronts. By incorporating unconventional dynamics, sounds and structuring, the band have pushed their sound to new and interesting places.

75
Pitchfork

With their third LP and major-label debut Forever, Code Orange have offered up compelling, caustic–occasionally, even catchy–evidence that their claims of intra-scene superiority are, for the most part, justified.

75
A.V. Club

Despite its ridiculous lyrical moments, Forever advances the trend of mashing together disparate styles in metal and hardcore.

endianness
50
"This is real now, MOTHERFUCKER!" *BREAKDOWN*

Yeah man, I don't know; I would have loved this back in highschool, but this is kind of boring to me now. I can respect that Code Orange take a more experimental approach to metalcore, however it's not enough of a departure to get me interested in the genre again.
69
I wish this deviated a little more into the soundscapes it offers up from time to time, a truly left-field move that I think works well in execution but proves to be a seldom respite from what is otherwise a very good metalcore record. The Mud and Hurt Goes On embody this synthesis very well, it's just a pity we get a stronger emphasis on pummeling drums and searing riffs that, while not stale and or lacking in bite whatsoever, are far less distinguished than the high points. Still, a good ... read more
BuffaloStaple
83
Oh snap first great album of 2017 alert
pouls
88
Absolutely fantastic. This album is not without its flaws, but its sound is just doing a lot for me, and it is great. This album reminds me of Nails (due to the metalcore sound of the album) and also of Oathbreaker (just on the way that the female vocals are used), and that's great.
These songs are hard hitting, very intense and surprisingly varied, with some different vocal deliveries in this album, that made this album a pretty diverse and refreshing listen for me. There are some flaws, like ... read more
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Added on: November 1, 2016