Code Orange - Forever album review
Pennsylvania’s hardcore punks strike sonic gold
Has hardcore ever really had its big day in the spotlight? You all know the names of Black Flag, Minor Threat, Gorilla Biscuits and Refused, but they meant very little to the wider world when they were actually playing shows. Killswitch Engage may have popularised metallic hardcore, but musically lean far more toward death metal than punk. Gallows took some major label money and gained a few hipster fans for a brief moment, but now reside firmly in the underground.Thirty years down the line and you have to wonder: will a hardcore band ever truly crossover into the world of mainstream rock and metal?