The Red Chord is no doubt one of the most fresh, original, creative and fun bands to come out in the 2000’s. Their 2002 full-length, “Fused Together In Revolving Doors”, was an excellent hybrid of death metal, technical metal, metalcore and even elements of jazz in it. 3 years later, they are signed to Metal Blade and release “Clients”, which was steering more towards a metal direction and not as chaotic, but still retained their sound. Now, we have their third album, “Prey For Eyes”, and the word “excellent” is an understatement.
“Prey For Eyes” is an album that refuses to follow the stereotypical way that most death metal and deathcore bands and instead creates its own sound. The songs are unpredictable and surprising, with heavy riffs during one minute, and a technical jam session during the next. The songwriting this band utilizes is excellent and memorable. Guy Kozowyk’s vocals are still chaotic and mind-scrambling.
Overall, we have another well-performed, diverse, original album by The Red Chord. There is no doubt that if the band keeps making albums like this, they will have their respect by the extreme music fans and be remembered for their wonderful style of music they played over the years. Highly recommended.