Prey For Eyes review by The Red Chord

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  • Released: Jul 24, 2007
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.8 (25 votes)
The Red Chord: Prey For Eyes
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Sound — 10
Inspired by events where my brother (Guy Kozowyk's brother), who is a prison guard, walks in on an inmate doing something ridiculous in his cell. The prisoner won't talk and gets into this dialogue via a notepad. After documenting that he can no longer talk because the devil removed his tongue, my brother checks the cons mouth with his flashlight. When he tells him that his tongue is definitely intact, the inmate replies with the cryptic message "Pray for Eyes" First things first, these guys are freaking crazy. The members of the band include Guy Kozowyk and his insane, deep brutal screaming vocals, Mike "Gunface" McKenzie and his technical, and lets not forget heavy guitar riffs, Greg Weeks and his complex guitar backing bass riffs, and Brad Fickeisin and his insane blast beats. These four together create a very diverse and very interesting sound. This album is very well produced which adds to how great this album is.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrical theme throughout this album is based of the "Pray for Eyes" message. It features Nate Newton of Converge and Jonny Davy from Job For A Cowboy, who contribute vocals on two songs apiece. The Red Chord always like to insert an odd line in a few songs such as "Mr.Dick? Why do you still have an erection." heard in Responsibilities. Great lyrics and vocals as always from TRC.

Overall Impression — 10
Prey for Eyes is a great follow-up to Clients.My favorite songs are "Send the Death Storm", "Pray for Eyes", "It Came From Over There" and "Bone Needle". "It Came From There" is a very unique and an interesting instrumental. It shows how unique The Red Chord can be by experimenting with their songs. This truly is a great album in the Death Metal/Grindcore genre. I recommend this to anyone that are fans of Nile, Job For a Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse and other similar bands. If this were lost or stolen I would definitely buy this album again and you should too!

18 comments sorted by best / new / date

    hendrixrocks41
    feelsofilthy665 wrote: Numerobofis : schizz wrote: well to an uneducated person musically this can be considered noise grow up and stop hating This is noise, not music. THIS IS SPARTA you are a beautiful person for saying that XD
    hendrixrocks41
    this album is sick the ug team did not give it justice the lyrics are not typical at all and the riffs are nothing like death or cynic its far from grind core the red chord is the red chord
    hitek008
    well why dont you complain to Greg Weeks he seems to know all the answers....metalinjection.net
    feelsofilthy665
    Numerobofis : schizz wrote: This is noise, not music. THIS IS SPARTA
    you are a beautiful person for saying that XD
    sicsicsic
    I preordered this album and when it arrived, popped it on my stereo and god damn I was blown away!!! One of the best of 2007. Yeah, the first review is shit. 10/10 for me.
    djk2007
    The top review is crap. the production isn't the same as other metal albums today because everything today is over produced and massively over compressed. however this isn't. and you said little parts of brilliance. if carefully listened to maybe u might hear the technicality of this album and how good these guys actually are. just because it isn't like everything else doesn't make it bad and wots wrong with 14 songs on an album if all of them are good. Brad fickelson's drum work is just about the most insane going around today. This band is one of a handful that are excellent in a washup of crap bands that flood the scene. 10/10 cheers
    Monolith295
    Useful_Idiot16 : Numerobofis wrote: schizz wrote: This is noise, not music. THIS IS SPARTA Could be the greatest thing ever said.
    agreed
    the agony scene
    this album is seriously just noise the only part of the album i liked was the intro to prey for eyes the only part of the album to have any melody
    Useful_Idiot16
    Numerobofis wrote: schizz wrote: This is noise, not music. THIS IS SPARTA
    Could be the greatest thing ever said.