Children 18:3 "On The Run" by Kevin Thorson (cmaddict.com) on 2012-06-14 10:00:30
Children 18:3's new album "On The Run" is bordering on the ridiculous. Ridiculously good. This alternative rock flavored project is seasoned with sounds of punk, modern rock, and even some pop. At some times the group seems all over the place style wise and yet as I soak it up it comes together in a very cool way. This is their sound, and I really really like it. They switch up the tempo quite often. Going from driving rock to a quiet melody. One of my favorite songs from the album "We'll Never Say Goodbye" is a good example of this. You never know what to expect from track to track except that it's gonna be good... like that drum solo that I didn't see coming.
The lyrics are great too. Very creative and catchy; encouraging and contemplating without getting too heavy. A great example is "I Tried To Do The Right Thing", another stand out track that I can't seem to stop spinning in my head. I appreciate the amount of thought that went into this latest project. Children 18:3 is definitely heading in the right direction.
I'm a huge fan of the style of "On The Run", gritty, unpolished, unpredictable. It's just a ton of fun to play. Period. It's amazing to me that more rock junkies still haven't heard of or listened to Children 18:3. If you're one of the outsiders who haven't heard them yet, then pick up this album, you're going to thank me for it. It's really that good.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Rock / Alt
Label: Tooth and Nail Records
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
1. Moment to Moment 2:40
2. Bandits 2:40
3. We'll Never Say Goodbye 4:07
4. What About Justice 4:00
5. Jenny 3:30
6. Always on the Run 3:51
7. I Tried to Do the Right Thing 3:47
8. Holding On 3:18
9. Why Are You Afraid of the Dark? 3:50
10. Nowhere to Run 3:09
11. All in Your Head 3:26
12. Drifter 1:29