The album produced two singles. "Payback" would serve as the album's lead single in the summer of 2001, backed by a music video, while "Whole" followed as a second. Both songs boast unique and complex opening bass lines. The opening track, "Only the Strong," was also featured in the Scorpion King soundtrack.
The album features a combination of clean vocals and screaming as well as highly distorted and melodic guitar work. Songs such as "Get Up Again" and "Reliance" focus primarily on aggressive melodies while "My Letter" and "Best I Am" could perhaps be considered power ballads. Themes of angst and rage are found throughout the album; however, many of the songs on Through the Eyes also express hope and pride in one's self. "Get Up Again" was featured on the soundtracks for UFC 2009: Undisputed and xXx, respectively. "Whole," in particular, focuses on the suicide of Volz's mother. The songs "Only the Strong", "Payback", "Inner Strength", "Out of Whack", "Scheme", "Amendment", "Reliance", "Away", "No Time" and "One More Time" were all re-recorded from the band's previous independent releases American Arrogance, Flaw and the Drama EP. The song "My Letter" is a revised version of "Anorexia" from American Arrogance. One song from Flaw's 1998 album Flaw, "Fall Into This", was meant to be on the album, but was rejected by Universal.