"An Eye For An Eye", the second full-length album from the Columbus, Ohio metal/hardcore act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, sold around 5,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD came out on July 9 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2011's "When We Don't Exist" was once again recorded at Machine Shop Productions in Belleville, New Jersey with producer Will Putney (MISS MAY I, FOR TODAY, SUICIDE SILENCE).
"After almost two years, we are very excited to release our new record, 'An Eye For An Eye'," stated vocalist Chris Roetter. "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."
"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 complement 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.
Added Roetter: "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."
LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES can also be seen performing on the Monster Energy stage through the entirety of this summer's Vans Warped Tour.
"An Eye For An Eye" track listing:
01. You'll Burn
02. A Feast For Crows
03. The Common Misconception
04. I Solemnly Swear
06. The Blackout
07. In Dreams
08. Into The Ground (ft. Shane Told)
09. Serpent Herders
10. Nothing But Blood
11. Lord Of Bones (ft. Ahren Stringer)
12. My Own Personal Hell