Check it out. It’s finally here. The video from Eighteen Visions upcoming album “Obsession”. The video is for the song “Waiting For The Heavens”. The new album drops June 15th on Trustkill Records.
Obsession, Desire, Depression: themes that drive a strenuous romantic entanglement forward, fixations that paralyze and motivate with equal measure and three words - or at least the first two - that perfectly sum up the state of Eighteen Visions. This is typically the hyperbole filled part of the bio for a record like "Obsession" where it tries to convince you that it's "the band's most accessible material to date" while "it fails to sacrifice any of te band's signature heaviness." But you know what? Screw that.
Because Eighteen Visions are going for broke. This is the album of their career. A landmark, a turning point, a clearly articulated punch to the face that drives home the point hinted at with 2002's band-in-transition album, "Vanity," which produced the "Headbanger's Ball" staple, "You Broke Like Glass", that Eighteen Visions can become THE heavy rock band of today.
Together with producer Mudrock, whose knob-twiddling muscled-up Godsmack and added a glossy sheen to Avenged Sevenfold, the Orange County Metalcore mob have crafted thirteen bite-sized, hook-laden, fast-moving surefire singles of their most memorable material, each song whizzing by with a chorus that sticks in your head.
On "Obsession," flashes of the Deftones, HIM, Vision of Disorder and Stone Temple Pilots are evident, while Eighteen Visions have completely come into their own at the same time, proving once and for all why they've always been leaders in Southern California and not followers.
"This Time" pours out of the speakers like a fall rain, while "Tower of Snakes" crushes with the type of riffage the band mastered on their ferocious Trustkill debut, "Until the Ink Runs Out," while alternately containing the record's most explosive chorus - "Are you running away