Code Orange - Forever
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Rank: #108 / 624
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

87
GIGsoup

Code Orange prove with “Forever” that they have no desire to be chained down by the conventions of hardcore and metal. They have uprooted themselves from genre tropes to build something entirely original.

82
Northern Transmissions

While still comfortable razing speakers with violent rhythms and slash-and- burn licks, Code Orange’s latest also successfully colours outside the confines of metalcore.

80
The Needle Drop

Code Orange successfully pushes the metalcore envelope on their first album for Roadrunner Records.

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.

Nov 14, 2017
blinkclyro
90
Managing to balance off the hardcore punk sound that appears on the vast majority of these tracks by dipping their toes into some alt-rock waters as heard on Bleeding In The Blur, Forever is a true tour de force, putting aside any worries fans may have had after the act moved onto a major label. If there were any doubts about Code Orange being on their best form then Forever puts them all to rest, under a tsunami of sheer fury.
Nov 13, 2017
CxAylward
20
if this is what you fr listen to... im sorry
Sep 24, 2017
luisdelrey2016
50
✔ “Real", "Hurt Goes On" and "dream2"
✘ "Forever" and "Spy"
Aug 21, 2017
48
Any time the album starts to find its footing, the sudden tonal whiplash completely loses me. The uses of synth across the project is also incredibly distracting and outright annoying.
Jun 11, 2017
Music_Observer
45
This album is successful in creatively achieving a goal that is not very worthwhile, with its abrasiveness and cheap power drive only able to reach a specific indoctrinated crowd that should nevertheless revel in how daring this work seems to be. My Score: 81/180 (Deficient) = 45/100


Added on: November 1, 2016