At The Gates, live in London
Venue: The Forum, London
Support: Triptykon, Morbus Chron, Code Orange
Poor Code Orange . Their failure to launch tonight is far more down to circumstance than anything under their control. For one, the Forum’s notoriously challenging acoustic reduces their sound to auditory mud. For a second, they are obviously having major technical problems, stopping entirely early on, and it’s a drop in momentum impossible to recover from. For a third, the large stage seems not to suit them as they look more static than they actually are. Add to this a crowd that isn’t their natural audience, and it really isn’t Code Orange’s night. Not their fault, but a weak show.