Codeseven The Rescue

It's always a big risk when a band traditionally considered "hardcore" tries to branch out and expand their musical horizons. That being the case, North Carolina's Codeseven are about to endure the wrath of purists everywhere who will consider their latest disc a betrayal of the scene. With songs that would sound more at home on a Queensr├┐che disc than on the walkman of a Sick Of It All fan, Codeseven's use of swirling walls of guitar, keyboards and math rock time signatures is the bravest departure a hardcore band has undertaken since Cave In became the new Rush. The Rescue immediately recalls Mind Over Four's The Goddess, another prog-metal experiment that was vastly misunderstood and, as a result, largely ignored. Hopefully the same fate doesn't await Codeseven. (Music Cartel)