The Red Chord
Prey for Eyes


4.0
excellent

Review

by PeteyThePistol USER (9 Reviews)
October 19th, 2009 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: With Prey For Eyes, The Red Chord come at you at 300 miles per hour and never slow down, and they don’t show any intention of doing so in the future either.

Music is an evolving scene, and that is good. After all if it wasn’t for change metal wouldn’t be what it is today, it might not even resemble what it is today or worse, even exist. That being said it’s very hard for bands to break out of the cookie cutter mold that has been laid before them and create their own, new sound, while still retaining all the hooks that got them into the business in the first place. With The Red Chord’s third release, Prey For Eyes, they have created an album that remains fresh and original throughout the whole listen while still retaining the best parts of their first 2 albums.

Lets get one thing straight, Prey For Eyes is here to kick your ass. The instrumentals have never sounded better. They are technical, brutal, crushing, and at times, groovy. The guitars are thick and layered, they spit out start-stop riffs throughout the entire album peppered with pinch harmonics and the rare solo on "Dread Prevailed". Their talent is showcased much more than on Clients and on the second half of "Pray For Eyes" and "Seminar" they even fall into that nice groove I mentioned before.

The drumming is phenomenal, and really serves as the backbone for the group. The drumming usually will dictate how the guitars are playing, whether it be fast and frenetic, or slow and chugging, to compliment his rhythms. For instance, the drumming on "Send The Death Storm" really sets the tone for the song and gives it that ominous feel at the beginning of it.

The vocals are definitely one of the highlights of the album, and in my opinion of the genre. No one has a voice like him. His voice is low and harsh, but also audible, with a very distinct tone. He also uses the occasional spoken word passage for emphasis and high shriek. On "Midas Touch" he uses the aforementioned spoken word passages to really give the words he is saying emphasis. It also gives the music a slight break from the intensity.

The only track that does give you a chance to breathe is "It Came From Over There" which is an instrumental accompanied with a synthesizer.

With Prey For Eyes The Red Chord stay true to their, grindcore/death metal fusion style they play so well. The album never takes a definitive style either, it is full of fast paced grind-esque songs, crushing death metal, and hardcore breakdowns. Overall The Red Chord have really solidified their place in the industry, and I’d look for more big things in their next release.



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Thor
October 20th 2009


10267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is pretty incredible still.

Athom
Emeritus
October 20th 2009


17240 Comments


shit is brutal

cvlts
October 20th 2009


9479 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

eh, it was all right...

Groink
October 20th 2009


839 Comments


Good review. I'm looking forward to their new record.

PeteyThePistol
October 20th 2009


208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys, and yeah I friggin love this album, it still has replay value.

TRMshadow
December 17th 2009


4983 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

When I first picked up this band I grouped them with every other pile of crap deathcore band and assumed that listening to this would just waste another 50 minutes of my life. I was 100% totally and completely wrong

DeafMetal
December 26th 2009


8598 Comments


Love this album my niggas.

blairskie
February 9th 2010


20 Comments


good review, i mostly agree, i still think clients is better

brutebeard
September 21st 2010


1655 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Clients does slay this. Fed Through the Teeth Machine is a little better than this

saucy
September 29th 2010


346 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I feel this is the less discussed Red Chord album.

accompliceofmydeath
September 29th 2010


4684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The instrumental track that has keys in it is fucking epic.



Discuss.

Defeater
December 14th 2010


5782 Comments


Where's my fucking BBQ, I know you have it!

I'm in the middle of a discography listen from these guys, half way through this album.

MudIdol
September 21st 2011


636 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is soo fucking good..Bone Needle got my mom prego

HeadbangMastermind93
September 23rd 2011


697 Comments


damn looks like I need to hear this. I've only heard Fed Through The Teeth and I thought it was great. Sounds like this is getting better reviews than that album.

MudIdol
September 23rd 2011


636 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I say they're on par with eachother but they're pretty different albums..def check this

Titan
September 29th 2012


19071 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

FTTTM > This

hitman
September 29th 2012


775 Comments


by far

ViralOblivion
September 29th 2012


7679 Comments


I wasn't the biggest fan it was good tho

Titan
September 29th 2012


19071 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

how bout clients

ViralOblivion
September 29th 2012


7679 Comments


Clients is cool I think it's a 3.5 for me idk it's been awhile since I've listened to this or clients need to listen again to this and clients



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