Review: The Code

The Code
(A-F Records)

Unlike some labels, A-F seems to require something from each band they sign: talent. The Code is another shining example of music done well. It came as no surprise to learn from their website that this band is influenced by Operation Ivy, NOFX, and Anti-Flag, as their album really shines off the learned examples. You’ve got tight NOFX-style drums in most of the tracks with double kick and all, two excellent tracks done Op Ivy style, and subtle political resistance lyrics dropped about the album. This is especially notable in “John Doe,” a song about a Vietnam veteran turned homeless, and the absurd decision America made by throwing kids with guns to fight an unequal enemy in their jungle for reasons unknown. This style of music is best accompanied with bands like Strike Anywhere and Pipedown.