Adventures "Supersonic Home"

Who would've known that the kids in Code Orange would grow up to be such promising hopefuls? With their unbelievable performance captured on 2014's I Am King, the band have caught the attention of Roadrunner Records and are headed for heightened success. The fact that the group can schizophrenically play a different role and adapt to what's captured on Adventures' Supersonic Home is absolutely incredible. While completely separate in approach and genre, Adventures need to be reviewed independently and the outfit can't be considered a feat simply by being a jack of all trades.
    While quite possibly being the complete opposite of what Code Orange have accomplished in their brief but successful career, Adventures are a sort of emo-alternative group that coos its way through ten milky tracks. For those listening to the band that don't know they're Code Orange sans their male guitarist, it's probably a respectable alternative rock record at most. To hear the vocals be delivered in such a soft angle, and the guitars strum with no buzz and the bass strolling alongside in melody is almost overwhelming. 
     But on its own, many of the tracks on the album sound repetitive. Sometimes the soft tones might even be too much, where the album could certainly have been a collection of EPs as to not linger improperly for too long. "Heavenly" is a great track on its own, but "Your Sweetness," and "My Marble Hole" almost all sound exactly alike and follow immediately after. By the time we get to "Longhair," the droning sing-songy tone is almost too much to stomach, and if the title track album closer didn't pick up with its drum beat to kick off, I would've probably stopped the album right there.
      It's nice to see how productive the group can be - releasing this album while soldiering endlessly on the road over the past few years with Code Orange - but maybe they can just throw an Adventures song as a secret track or shift form slightly here and there to get this out of their system. The persistence of the consistency in the tracks can be repetitive and it's more of a means to ventilate younger tendencies that perhaps Code Orange can still find a benefit from, instead of separating their agendas completely.

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