01 Hot For Preacher 02 Meet Me 03 Versions of You 04 Bad Time 05 Scars 06 Break 07 Shake With Me 08 Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs 09 Hinterlude 10 Broken Down In a Time Machine 11 Teenage Heart
Alkaline Trio’s gruesomely named 10th album, Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs, is a commentary on the modern world through the dark, poetic lens that the band have honed over their 25-year career. In both theme and sound, it captures their identity while offering new observations.
The striking riff and sombre lyrics that open the album in "Hot for Preacher" set the tone for the remaining tracks. Cries of "I just cannot seem to get my rotten head around this mess" and "God has given up on me" are intertwined with solid melodies and an almost romantic smirk. For every reference to horror and despair, there’s a playful choice of words or a distracting chorus to lighten the mood slightly. Closing track "Teenage Heart" summarises this with "all I want for Christmas is an AR-15".