Disclaimer: below is primer & highlight material of the SUPER METAL WORLD podcast’s latest episode. Please, listen to the full episode for detailed information of everything discussed below & more! SMW podcast is available wherever you stream podcasts or by clicking play!
Underneath by Code Orange
Code Orange released Underneath on March 13, 2020. There was an absolute parade of hype surrounding this album thanks to the critical acclaim the band’s previous release, Forever, received. The hype wasn’t misplaced. Underneath delivers on all fronts thanks to the band’s dedication and aspirations to progress their sound into uncharted territory.
Code Orange formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has made waves in the hardcore and metal scenes since 2008. The members are: Jami Morgan (vocals and drums), Reba Meyers (guitars and vocals), Eric Balderose (programming and vocals), Joe Goldman (bass), Ethan Young (drums live), Dominic Landolina (guitars).
Jami Morgan is the face of the band and previously performed drums and vocals in conjunction live. He has transitioned his role into pure front-man, strictly performing vocals on the live stage. However, it is fair to assume he will still be involved in the writing process when it comes to drums and everything else in future projects.
Underneath is a masterclass in how a band can progress their sound without losing their unique edge. Underneath features plenty of the raw intensity and visceral power found in previous Code Orange releases, but the addition of unique sounds, glitches, and effects have brought new life to heavy music.
Read our written review of Underneath.
According to a Pop Fan
Michael is our metal expert and represents the metal fans, whereas Danielle is the pop expert and represents pop fans. Ty plays the role of mediator and tries to connect all of our thoughts together while offering his own opinions throughout.
Hear an in-depth discussion in the episode by clicking play as we discuss the album track-by-track. Be sure to check out more episodes of According to a Pop Fan!