- Forever

Code Orange - Forever
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Rank: #85 / 510
USER SCORE
73
Based on
59 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.

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
Mar 20, 2017
80
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
Jan 23, 2017
83
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
Jan 19, 2017
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
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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