The Scoop: Metalcore outfit Like Moths To Flames has announced that they will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore full length album An Eye For An Eye on July 9th via Rise Records. You can check out a press release and the album’s artwork and track listing below.
“After almost two years, we are very excited to release our new record, An Eye For An Eye. We’ve had time to learn about the band and ultimately figure out the direction that we’d like to go musically. I think the record shows a lot of growth and progression as we went outside of our norm to try some different things for a few songs. We couldn’t be happier with the way the record turned out and can’t wait to share it with all of you,” states vocalist Chris Roetter.
An Eye For An Eye upholds Like Moths To Flames’ notoriously aggressive energy while revealing the band’s most exciting and heavy-hitting work to date. The new album showcases maturing song structures leading with sleek guitar melodies rolling into robust riffs that compliment Roetter’s signature raw textured vocals and merciless lyrics. Guest vocalists Shane Told of Silverstein on “Into The Ground” and Ahren Stringer of The Amity Affliction on “Lord of Bones” also add to the evolving dynamic of the album that sets it apart from previous releases.
The much-anticipated follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut When We Don’t Exist was once again recorded at Machine Shop Productions in Belleville, NJ with producer Will Putney (Miss May I, For Today, Suicide Silence).
Roetter comments, “After working with Will Putney at Machine Shop for our first album there was no question to where we would be recording the second. We spent the months of March and April at Machine Shop working on this album and once again the experience was great. Putney has always had a good grasp on where the band wants to go musically and what the band wants to do and he helps us to get there.”
With the new release underway the Ohio natives continue to gain momentum having been covered by the likes of Alternative Press, Outburn Magazine, Noisecreep, Revolver, etc. Relentless touring has also distinguished the band as steadfast travel warriors hitting the road cross country with Miss May I, Silverstein, We Came As Romans and peers alike as well as headlining the 2013 Rise Records Tour.
1. You’ll Burn
2. A Feast For Crows
3. The Common Misconception
4. I Solemnly Swear
6. The Blackout
7. In Dreams
8. Into The Ground (ft. Shane Told of Silverstein)
9. Serpent Herders
10. Nothing But Blood
11. Lord Of Bones (ft. Ahren Stringer of The Amity Affliction)
12. My Own Personal Hell
The Spin: With a reputable debut full length, When We Don’t Exist, under their belts, it will be intriguing to see if Like Moths To Flames are able to avoid the infamous sophomore slump or if they’re able to come into their own as a band and make a ground breaking statement with An Eye For An Eye.
The Question: Will you picking up the record when it hits shelves later this Summer? Will you be catching the band’s set on this Summer’s Vans Warped Tour? Let us know in the comments below!