METALCORE. EIGHTEEN VISIONS have been promising to deliver an album that glistens as well as it growls, rocks as hard as it punches and sounds as good as the band looks. "vanity" is e.p., distilling the Orange County mob's convoluted, technical metalcore of yore into blisteringly powerful yet melodiously catchy and instantly memorable songs. "vanity" still pummels and shreds enough to get a HATEBREED audience dancing, but it swings and grooves simultaneously, like the death 'n' roll of THE HAUNTED or ENTOMBED, and tastes as somberly bittersweet as ALICE IN CHAINS. This e.p. will turn heads.