About Code Orange
Code Orange are a hardcore punk band formed in Pittsburgh, PA in 2008. The band consists of Jami Morgan (drums, vocals), Reba Meyers (guitar, vocals), Eric Balderose (guitar, vocals), and Joe Goldman (bass). They are currently signed to Deathwish Inc. The band have one Grammy nomination under their belt for the song Forever.
Code Orange has been described as hardcore punk, sludge metal, metalcore and beatdown hardcore. Since formation, the band’s punk style has gradually grown more abrasive and heavy metal-influenced, moving into metalcore territory by the release of their 2012 debut album Love Is Love/Return to Dust. In a review of their 2014 sophomore album I Am King, Ryan Bray of Consequence of Sound placed them within the “American metalcore underground” and noted that their music stood out in exhibiting influences not just from hardcore and metal but also from indie rock, post-punk and shoegaze. In 2015, Brian Leak of Alternative Press celebrated Code Orange as being “at the top of their game, not to mention the hardcore scene”. In reference to their 2017 third album Forever, Lars Gotrich of All Songs Considered described their style as “nightmarishly chaotic hardcore”, stating that “there's always been an experimental underpinning to Code Orange that toys with noise and melody (and some '90s grunge).” The band has also used elements of electronica, industrial, groove metal, and hip hop. They cite Hatebreed, Converge, Nine Inch Nails, and Earth Crisis as influences.