I Am King

Code Orange - I Am King
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 66 ratings
2014 Ratings: #342
September 2, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Deathwish Inc. / Label
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Metal Hammer

For all the change, Code Orange’s progression in sound doesn’t feel unnatural off the back of Love Is Love // Return To Dust and marks a different but no less enthralling (or heavy) experience.

The restraint shown throughout the album only enhances the frenetic nature of the title track, "Slowburn," "Unclean Spirit," My World" and their mosh-laden ilk.
Consequence of Sound

I Am King, the band’s sophomore effort, puts those experimental musical trysts to broader use.

The Needle Drop
While Code Orange's latest album might feature producer Kurt Ballou's most crushing production yet, the band hasn't done much to advance their writing or songcraft.
The first album they made after kicking the "Kids" out of their name, you may think that I Am King would mark a change in direction for the band, but disappointingly it's quite the opposite. Code Orange seem to stick with what they know best: loud aggression for the sake of loud aggression.

Honestly, after hearing all of their output from when they were still called 'Code Orange Kids', I find this specific sound quite tiring. It doesn't have the atmosphere that later projects have ... read more

Code Orange's first studio album after their name change, I Am King, showed lots of promise for these up-and-coming Pittsburgh metalcore kids. From the very start, the energy is there--much like Forever's title track, I Am King kicks it off with a title track that throws you right into the madness. Metallic dissonance, multiple vocalists (in multiple vocal deliveries) shouting at you from all angles, and intriguing experimentation with industrial music that would follow them for ... read more
It's decent it's just nothing really stands out to me as being all that interesting
Favorite Tracks : Unclean Spirit, My World, Starve, Your Body Is Ready..., Mercy

Least Favorite Track : Dreams in Inertia
1. I Am King: 10
2. Slowburn: 10
3. Dreams in Inertia: 8+
4. Unclean Spirit: 10
5. Alone In A Room: 10
6. My World: 10
7. Starve: 10
8. Your Body is Ready...: 10
9. Thinners of the Herd: 10
10. Bind You: 10
11. Mercy: 10
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Track List

  1. I Am King
  2. Slowburn
  3. Dreams in Inertia
  4. Unclean Spirit
  5. Alone In A Room
  6. My World
  7. Starve
  8. Your Body Is Ready...
  9. Thinners of the Herd
  10. Bind You
  11. Mercy
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Added on: July 20, 2014