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Friday, 16 May 2014

CODESEVEN

BandCODESEVEN
GenresPunk / Alternative / Indie Rock / Melodic Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Experimental / Space Rock
Related artists: Adair, Sundrone, Telescreen, Red Orchestra Radio, 18 Wheels Of Pain, Echo Crush and Small Planes.
CountryNorth Carolina, USA
Years Active1995-2005 and 2010-present?
Song: "The Rescue" and "How Many Miles To Babylon"
Album: "Rescue" and "Division Of Labor"
Year: 2002 and 1999
Label(s): The Music Cartel / Equal Vision Records / Huel Records / 
This post's artist is from the May 2014 Mix. This is track #12 and #24.
You can download the May 2014 Mix#5 right here or get the new June Mix#6 here.
For fans ofDeftones, Hopesfall, Cold CravingSnapcase, Cave In, Glassjaw, Finch, Dead PoeticIncubus, Korn, Joshua Fit For Battle, United Nations, Beloved, Endor, RecoverJude The Obscure and In Reverent Fear.

Talk about a fucking doppleganger, holy shit. CODESEVEN pulled a Cave In but were never quite as proficient as those boys. Nevertheless the band managed to create some great songs on both ends of the rock spectrum.

It would be silly of me to go into detail because, truth be told, I only really like 5 songs: "Lights", "How Many Miles From Babylon", "Steady State" from their 'Division Of Labor' cd as well as "The Rescue" and "Smell Of Yellow And Black" from 2002's 'Rescue'. The first 2 albums were too nu-metal, while the last was too poppy and generic. I just listened to all the albums again and stick with my decade-old assessment that most of their stuff is passable, although "It Could Happen" from 'Division Of Labor' is a decent track that I overlooked. I only recently got 'A Sense Of Coalition' and it's alright, but has nothing on 'Division Of Labor'.

So basically you've got 2 styles, their late 90s Hopesfall/melodic post-hardcore style and their post-2000 sound that is reminiscent of Cave In 'Jupiter/Antenna'era with an emo tinge. I don't know who to liken the screaming to, except maybe a more monotonous and deeper Blood Brothers or perhaps even Joshua Fit For Battle. The timing of those two screamers is...well, really fucking good. When the band shed the hard stuff, the newly lone vocalist figured out how to craft some decent melodies and reminds me of Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) and Chino Moreno (Deftones)

I spent 30 uncomfortable minutes mixing down the first CODESEVEN album from 1996, 'Paper Or Plastic'. It's not terrible, but it's not great. The songs have a lot of their early influences' cheese grated over the songs, but you can hear the great back and forth screaming that made 'Division Of Labor' so amazing. The Korn and Incubus parts are really hard for me to listen to, though, and the lyrics are atrocious. Yikes. I'm not 100%, but I think this is the first time the songs have been available online as a download.

To see the band at their aggressive peak, stream this full set from their 'Division Of Labor'-era with really good sound quality. If anything, check out the last track because it's pretty intense watching the 2 vocalists scream back and forth whilst losing their shit. (not literally)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPlEqnndo9w

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

1996 - Paper Or Plastic cassetteEP

1998 - A Sense Of Coalition cdLP

1999 - Division Of Labour cdEP

2002 - The Rescue cd/12"LP

2004 - Dancing Echoes / Dead Sounds cdLP


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(1999) CODESEVEN - "How Many Miles From Babylon" (from 'Division Of Labour')

(2002) CODESEVEN - "The Rescue" (from 'Rescue')

(1999) CODESEVEN - "Steady State" (from 'Division Of Labour')

(1999) CODESEVEN - "Lights" (from 'Division Of Labour')

(1999) CODESEVEN - "It Could Happen" (from 'Division Of Labour')

(2002) CODESEVEN - "Smell Of Yellow And Black" (from 'Rescue')

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CODESEVEN out-of-print discography mp3 download / additional links

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