Full of Hell/Code Orange
Split


3.5
great

Review

by Tyler. USER (5 Reviews)
August 2nd, 2014 | 42 replies | 636 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist


4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Splits can be one of the best opportunities a band can get. Lesser known bands can partner up with a larger band and can get some well deserved exposure. Fan bases of both parties involved can hopefully discover yet another band they would like, and ultimately everyone wins, right? Well in theory because both bands should be at the same quality level. It doesn't do your band any good if you're being beaten at songwriting by someone else on the same release. Which pretty much sums up the Full Of Hell and Code Orange split.

Full of Hell easily emerges as the better of the two, starting things off with Fox Womb, which could very well be one of the bands best songs. Everything is executed flawlessly as the song goes from it's sludgy intro a passionate, angry, and downright indignant blackened hardcore section. Wretched vocals punctuate the song as it fades out and another fantastic song from the group begins. In short Full of Hell completely slay, and in two songs demonstrate how blackened, sludgy hardcore should be played.

Then we get to Code Orange and things aren't so bright. They continue the trend of being one of the most bland bands in this style of music. Sure things are passionate but it's missing something. The songs are put together in such a clunky way it makes it hard to enjoy them as a whole. My Mind is a Prison begins excellently it's almost as intense as Full of Hell's songs, but when it moves into the ambient section it's just not done well. It comes off as so trite and tacky when the song finally explodes in an admittedly satisfying way, it's already kind of ruined. The riff at the beginning of [i]My Body is a Well rules so hard and get's you all pumped but there literally is no transition into the next part. It just kind of happens and it doesn't even sound that good in the first place. Both Code Orange songs just kind of happen while the Full of Hell songs blend together in a very satisfying way.

To be clear The Code Orange side of things isn't really all that bad. As mentioned in the intro the key word is contrast. Full Of Hell just do things so well on their side could you really just accept something that is just 'okay'? Fans of both bands can most definitely find something of value through the whole thing and it is definitely a recommended listen, hell even if you like just one of these guys you should check this out. Just don't be expecting the fire to burn all the way through.


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Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wasn't sure if this was a 3.5 or just a three, but FOH was too good for a 3.



in other news Code orange's shortened name reminds me of that mountain dew flavor

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

titanslayer
August 2nd 2014



1597 Comments


'Splits can be one of the best opportunities a ban can get. "
I think you mean band

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeop!

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh awesome this got a review!! My Body Is A Well is one of my favourite Code Orange songs. Foxwomb is also fucking amazing.

Digging: The Brave Little Abacus - Just Got Back from the Discomfort

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i wish code orange had one less singer actually.

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

which one don't u like?

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

reba. but the thing is i don't mind female vocalists in this kind of music.

the vocalists in lord snow and punch don't bother me, but i really don't like her here. i like the
drummer's vocals a lot actually

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol i don't know about referring to women in hardcore as "bitches" seems a little rude but i actually like Reba a lot, her and Jami trading off vocal parts is one of my favourite parts of Code Orange. And as much as I like punch and lord snow i think i prefer the female vox here tbh

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hahah yeah you're right. i think it's really good women are getting exporsure in this kind of music.especially in a band like this even though i don't like her vocals. who knows, maybe if i thought CO wrote better songs i might enjoy her vocals more but i'd go for those other bands any day

robin
Emeritus
August 2nd 2014



4248 Comments


so excited to hear this. u should feel terrible about that comment. "bitch" cmonn

ShitsofRain
August 2nd 2014



5848 Comments


listen to COK early EPs tho

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i like everything they've done tbh

but their early stuff is special yea

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you're right i do robin. i changed it now! so it's relatively a little better.

ShitsofRain
August 2nd 2014



5848 Comments


theyre called code orange now? lol rip

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

code orange is better. not too excited for i am king tbh

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i am rlly excited for i am king holy SHIT the two singles they released are fantastic

Slut
August 2nd 2014



2461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

they were better but i still didn't enjoy. i think i only listened to one actually come to think of it. oh well i don't really remember it lol

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the first one was kinda more experimental (at least as far as Code Orange goes) and was idk kinda like fast-paced?? idk it was great, and the second one was more like slow and pissed and sounded almost like a metalcore song

Mall
August 2nd 2014



797 Comments


This was quite bad really, I mean it's easily the worst thing Full of Hell have done

Maybe it's because most of Code Orange's stuff is so boring

YakNips
August 2nd 2014



9545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

scuse me u wanna fuck off a little bit??



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