This is how an dying band sounds
Red was the last record of the Eclipse era.
Thought John Wetton says he had no idea the band was going to end after that record (since they planned to make another album with McDonald) everything here suggests otherwise.
Full with heavy, powerful songs. All of them about losing something, it portrays a tired Fripp, whit him and the other bandmates doing everything they can to continue the experience, but failing in doing so.
Something tells me they all knew, one way or another, that this was their last work in King Crimson, so they decided to make their most powerful record yet.
Some people say, Iron Maiden, Metallica or Motorhead have the best metal album.
But that recognition belongs to King Crimson, in their album "Red"