Code Orange - Forever
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #106 / 668
User Score
Based on 81 ratings
2017 Ratings: #277
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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.

Jan 9, 2018
DachetG
75
I can’t express a fondness for hardcore metal, but I have to admit, this album had some good lyrics. It is apparent that the songwriter has knowledge of the mechanics of poetry, and I wrote some of the lines that I thought illustrated this point. The music would have been a six-point-five to seven, but the writing was exceptional.

BEST – 4, 10, 11

01. Forever – “This house of do-it-your-selfishness.”
02. Kill the Creator – Good poetic line: ... read more
Dec 15, 2017
itsyahboinoah
78
One of the most aggressive and vigorous metal record this year. Code Orange latest LP "Forever" shows the young band pushing the limit of metal core. When it comes to the production, Code orange were cunning enough to save the double and blast beat using it in sparse times of the record. If i have an issue with this record is the breakdowns having a little mixed feelings for me at times. With all the critics out of the way, this album is still a fun and brutal listen for any fans of ... read more
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"


Added on: November 1, 2016