A while back in a post about the North Carolina indie/emo band Blankface, I mentioned a hardcore/punk festival Dana White put on at the Common Grounds. At that same festival was this fellow band from the Tar Heel State, and they were one of the more memorable and entertaining groups of the weekend. Codeseven played melodic hardcore with some hip-hop-punk-metal elements that ring of late '90s Deftones - meaning there's no actual rapping, so don't get the wrong idea. The band, which featured sing-scream vocals from two singers, progressed in style on it's excellent follow-up album Division of Labor. But 1998's Sense of Coalition is still a fun listen for fans of Boy Sets Fire or At the Drive-In, especially when you consider the cover of Don Henley's "Boys of Summer," which was released before The Ataris' sub-par version of the same song.
Artist: CodesevenAlbum: A Sense of Coalition
For fans of: Deftones, Boy Sets Fire, At the Drive-In
DOWNLOAD: Codeseven - A Sense of Coalition