by Adrian Bromley
A lot has changed for Eighteen Visions since the old days, and to be honest, I don’t like where things have headed. Once championed in the hardcore/noisecore music scene as an innovative band with intense live shows, it seems success, fame, and melody has gotten the best of them. These guys are about three steps to the left of Good Charlotte, just a few levels of heaviness above their SoCal pop/punk style of music. One of the only saving graces of this album is that the band still manages to bring some variety to the songs. It’s hard having any faith in Eighteen Visions when they put out stuff like this. C’mon boys, shake this rut and get back to your roots.