Codeseven Divsion of Labor

With their last release, A Sense of Coalition, Codeseven established themselves as a competent metalcore act, with hints of underlying melody, and lucked out when their cover of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” took college radio by storm. Back now with a more mature, focused and evolved sound on Division of Labor (produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge infamy), Codeseven seem ready to continue on their path of melody and metal. Codeseven have also learned how to utilise their two singers better, the trade-offs are slicker, their voices are more distinct and neither of them sounds unnecessary. Musically, Codeseven are also coming into their own, writing better songs, showing an improvement in playing and experimenting more in between tracks. While still having a little more work to do, Division of Labor is a good album and shows the Codeseven were more than just a cover song novelty. (TMC)