THEY AND THE CHILDREN: Self-titled: CD

As stupid as I feel saying the phrase, (and I can only take solace in the fact that their one-sheet used it first and I merely found I had to agree) these guys mete out some very “epic” hardcore here. The tunes are often quite long considering the genre in which they’re claiming a stake, but they somehow keep the tunes interesting, managing to tap the metal vein without all the crap seeping into the songs and putting enough catchiness and creativity into the mix to keep your attention most of the way through.

 –jimmy (www.myspace.com/theyandthechildren)