In possession of one of the truly great hardcore releases of the last decade, Code Orange are a band that have rightfully taken the world by storm. Forever was an inescapably brutal record which showcased a band able to fuse together extremities to make one bruising, battering tone that well and truly put them on the map – if you’re still yet to listen to Forever, change that immediately, it’s one of the heaviest 40+ minutes you’ll ever experience.
Back with a remix of their song Only1 (The Hard Way) and Code Orange are keeping things ticking over just to make sure you don’t forget about them (but why would you anyway?). Remixed by the bands guitarist and vocalist Shade, the track offers a more industrial spilling than you may have come to expect, there’s still a whole heap of edge there, but this strikes an interesting offering from the vocalist.
Not as outright brutal as tracks like Spy or The New Reality found on their latest album, the song offers a more systematic approach to Code Orange’s usual barrage of mosh calls. It doesn’t strike as an indicator of where the band are looking to go next, nor does it look like this is the first taster of a new album – nevertheless ‘Only1 (The Hard Way) keeps the clock ticking for a band who seem truly destined for sustained greatness.
You can check out the track below: