Return to form for the Orange County metalcore band
Orange County metalcore act Eighteen Visions have released their sixth album, aptly titled 'XVIII' to showcase the band's reformation after a ten-year break. They return to the heavier, aggressive tendencies of their '99-'04 run while still incorporating abrasive harder rock. The production is mammoth, built to encase the stomp riffing and breakdowns. James Hart (Burn Halo) is a very underrated vocalist, using a lethal screaming approach for the verses but smoother for the cleaner chorus parts. The band's self-title from 2006 is the stand-out of the catalog, but 'XVIII' sees the band in triumphant form and capable of making future waves.
Recommended for fans of: Bleeding Through, Burn Halo and early Avenged Sevenfold