- Forever

Code Orange - Forever
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #53 / 290
Based on
50 ratings

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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.


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.

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.


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.

A.V. Club

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

Aggressive and unconventional, Forever is the most unique approach to hardcore that you'll find. While bands like Sleeping Giant and Stick to Your Guns have improved the genre from within the lines, Code Orange breaks all of the rules in their approach. It's an unrelenting and unpredictable record, and an exhilarating listen even for critics of the seemingly unavoidable "tough guy metal" mantra.
Code Orange have a very outgoing and aggresive album with genius structures and keeping the sound as diverse as you can while mantaining their roots. I was really impressed with the evolution of the tracks, I was always expecting some twist or something new in middle of the songs and that was something very cool of them, not being static at any moment, just letting the chaos take over but without going nonsense. I also appreciate how short this is, I mean it has enough tracks to let you ... read more
Blending distored metalcore, frantic hardcore punk and glitchy samples of nu and industrial metal, Code Orange is a merry-go-round of thunderous, aggressive metal. Dare I say, avant garde?

Favorite tracks: Forever, Kill the Creator, Bleeding In the Blur, Ugly
"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.
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
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January 13, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roadrunner / Label
Track List
  1. Forever
  2. Kill the Creator
  3. Real
  4. Bleeding In the Blur
  5. The Mud
  6. The New Reality
  7. Spy
  8. Ugly
  9. No One Is Untouchable
  10. Hurt Goes On
  11. Dream2
Contributions By
patton, philthy

Added on: November 1, 2016