Code Orange - Forever
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Ratings: #41 / 739
User Score
Based on 213 ratings
2017 Ratings: #116
January 13, 2017 / Release Date
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Roadrunner / Label
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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.

90
Metal Hammer
Pennsylvania’s hardcore punks strike sonic gold.
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.

85
Metal Injection
While at the forefront there is anger and aggression, there lies underneath a whole other beast just as devastating and unique. There is great use of structure, heaviness, surprises, and pure energy from beginning to end in this album.
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.

80
Metal Sucks

Musically, Forever‘s playbook aligns with the band’s last album, I Am King. Added years of touring, life, and songwriting experience have tightened up Code Orange’s game — but there’s also a dream-like quality about it, a nightmarish hardcore fever.

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.

slickleg
82
Metalcore and post-hardcore has been saved ladies and gentlemen! This is some ferocious, angry-as-all-fuck, energetic-to-the-core metalcore/hardcore, done right! Layered with alt metal, elements of grunge, and is secondary prominent in the industrial and beatdown genres. This is almost an "experimental metalcore/hardcore" album if you were to ask me. And then, "Bleeding in the Blur" is one of the best, catchiest, and also musically-awesome alternative metal songs of the ... read more
CLJesse
90
This fucks
GreNewl
91
Fuck me
thisisabtlgrnd
83
I can't believe I let this pass me by last year. Definitely the best metalcore band working not named Converge.

Favorite tracks: Real, Spy, Bleeding in the Blur, The New Reality
Cobalt
82
A dynamic, riveting, and often truly pulverizing album that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a metalcore record that goes beyond the normal conventions of the genre which usually make it feel stale

Favorite tracks: Kill The Creator, Forever, No One Is Untouchable, The Mud, Ugly
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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
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Added on: November 1, 2016