Sunday, October 26, 2014

Code Orange - I Am King

Who:  Code Orange

What:  Second studio album of metallic hardcore punk-violence. Released on Deathwish Inc.

When:  September 2014

Where:  Pittsburgh, PA

Why:  Teenage grind-violence sensation Code Orange "shows maturity" on latest record. This is the first release by the band as Code Orange; as opposed to the old Code Orange Kids.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Code Orange - I Am King - Deathwish Inc.

1.  I Am King -- *****
2.  Slowburn -- *****
3.  Dreams in Inertia -- *****
4.  Unclean Spirits -- *****
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 -- *****

Radness Average:  4.818

Code Orange - I Am King

Verdict:  Love the record. Got to see them live. The band's attitude leaves a lot to be desired but you can't deny how mad the new songs are. One the best albums of 2014.

For fans of:  Trash Talk, Nails, Converge, Weekend Nachos, ACxDC


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