music review: rain’s a comin’ [@children183band]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

June 29, 2010

I feel like I just clipped my jumper cables to my heart and punched the gas! Or maybe it was the nitrous-oxide that I  poured on my Wheaties. Whatever it is, listening to the latest album from Children 18:3 just got me all jacked up…

I know it’s not for everyone, but this is my kind of music! I love a guitar that punches you in the gut, and singing that blasts with unmistakable passion. And I really dig it when male and female voices share center stage to create a really cool and dynamic sound. Children 18:3 comes across to me like a crazy mix between Skillet and They Might Be Giants… a combination that I never would’ve imagined. Technically a ‘punk band’, these guys aren’t all screaming either. Sure, there are tracks that’ll make the dog go run and hide, but there are also some tracks that slow it down and get amazingly reflective.

There’s no doubt that these guys can rock, but what I really appreciate about them is their focus. They have an extreme faith in God, and they put it at the core of their music. It’s kinda cool when a band is driven by something much bigger than themselves…

We want to be instruments of a new wave of transformation that will sweep the land. We arenʼt just playing songs. We see something greater on the horizon and we want to be a part of it.
I particularly enjoyed tracks like Cover Your Eyes, Hey Driftwood (Tides), Oh Honestly!, and Stronger. This album just jumped up in the rotation in my favorites playlist for a while to come. If you look forward to something big coming, and like your music with an edge, then Children 18:3‘s sophomore release Rain’s A Comin’ is something that you’ll definitely want to check out.


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music review: rain’s a comin’ [@children183band]

by Dan King time to read: 2 min