Code are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of progressive black metal and post rock and this is a review of their live 2015 album "Live In The Netherlands" which was released by Heidens Hart Records.
Dark sound effects start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction as well as adding in grim black metal screams and the music goes for more of a modern style of that genre and all of the musical instruments have a powerful sound to them and the band also adds in a great amount of progressive structures into the heavier parts of their musical style.
Blast beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the band also interacts with the crowd and some of the later tracks show post rock elements being mixed in with black metal as well as adding in clean singing at times that also gives the music more of an avant garde feeling and clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and some of the songs also bring in a small amount of angry shouting style vocals and the solos and leads the band uses are very melodic and also display a great amount of talent and skill and some of the tracks also bring in a bit of the 90's Norwegian avant garde black metal sound at times.
Code plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very modern and progressive and also mixes in a great amount of post rock and avant garde elements, the production sounds very powerful along with all of the songs being recorded live while the lyrics cover Paranoia, Illness, Personal Weakness and Death.
In my opinion Code are a very great sounding progressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this live album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Cotton Optic" "Glimlight Tourist" "The Lazarus Cord" and "brass Dogs". 8 out of 10.