Red Chord, the / Clients
Album: Clients   Collection:General
Artist:Red Chord, the   Added:Jun 2005
Label:Metal Blade  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-08-07 Pull Date: 2005-10-09 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 14
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 08, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Dragon Wagon
4. Aug 25, 2005: Blues For the Red Sun
2. Sep 01, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Upper Decker
5. Aug 11, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Dragon Wagon
3. Aug 25, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Upper Decker
6. Aug 10, 2005: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-08-08
The Red Chord – Clients (Metal Blade)
A wonderful mix of grindcore, math metal, and death metal with touches of hardcore. This is heavy and complex. The vocals are usually screamed and growled but you can understand him half the time. They mix up many different heavy sounds like few other bands. This is their 2nd album. Think Burnt By the Sun or Cephalic Carnage.
1. Fade in feedback with vague vocal samples before ripping into brutal and fast grindcore. There are a few too many cheap guitar squeals for my taste. The chorus if that’s what you can call it, is somewhat melodic and hardcore sounding.
**2. Starts with straightforward thrashing metal riff. The track gets more complicated and has a number of rhythm changes. Straight forward breakdown.
3. A bit more techie with lots of guitar squeals and runs. Reminds me more of Dilinger Escape Plan. Some spoken vocals.
4. Slower chugging sound which changes into melodic hardcore. Ends with long slow breakdown.
**5. Quick, short, nice.
**6. Straightforward with nice start-stop parts and a good number of different sounds, speeds, and changes. There is a very quiet, clean guitar interlude in the middle of the track. They get out of it with guitar solos.
7. Bursts of speed and a more guitar squeals to the point of sounding silly. Ugh.
**8. Very different guitar sound to begin, but it’s only around for a few seconds. Lots of changes, like a lot of the tracks.
9. Melodic death metal with some stop-n-go parts. Short jazzy breakdown.
10. Straight forward.
11. Slower, more melodic, longer and more metal sounding. Nice melodic guitar solo with some sampled vocals. Mostly silent for the last minute. There is a fuck in the ending spoken word section.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Fixation on Plastics   6. Upper Decker
2. Lay the Tarp   7. Hospice Residence
3. Black Santa   8. Dragon Wagon
4. Antman   9. Love on the Concrete
5. Clients   10. Blue Line Cretin
  11. He Was Dead When I Got there