A wall of sound with bad intentions, Swarm of Eyes is a New England-based thrash-doom metal band. In 2011, they released their debut album, "Designing the Dystopia," followed by the 2017 EP, "We Go to War With the Weapons We Have."
Formed in 2009, the band amassed a steady following with clips from their upcoming album, such as “Ruins of My Last Salvation” and “The Day That God Went Mad.” Recently, they've garnered even more fans with new songs from their latest EP, including "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood" and "Carrion."
Fueled by the soul-tearing riffs of guitarists Derrik Albertelli and George O’Connor and narrated by the rasping growls of lead vocalist Randy Carter, Swarm of Eyes became even heavier with the addition of bassist Jeff Grossman midway through production. They became even heavier yet with drummer Tommy Burke joining the band in August 2011.
With a sound hard to pin to any one particular metal genre, Swarm of Eyes mashes up elements of Lamb of God, Carcass, and early Metallica, eschewing formulaic metal to create dark, angry soundscapes that travel from the epic spires of doom metal to the desolate lowlands of power thrash. Lyrically, the band culls inspiration from personal turmoil and some of history’s grimmest events.
Swarm of Eyes continues to attract more fans with their energetic live shows, having played throughout the East coast, New York, and their native New England with such bands as Overkill, Nile, GWAR, Life of Agony, Havok, Max and Igor Cavalera, Soulfly, and Suffocation.