Disguises Review

artist: Aiden date: 04/19/2011 category: compact discs
Aiden: Disguises
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Genre: Post-hardcore, horror punk
Label: Victory
Number Of Tracks: 11
Overall, this album is a positive, giant leap forward into the horror metal that made Aiden a reputable name.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 6.9 
 Reviewer rating:
 8.7 
 Users rating:
 5.1 
 Votes:
 25 
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 129 
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overall: 8.7
Disguises Reviewed by: JoshDropD, on april 19, 2011
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: After nearly 2 years of no new material, Aiden is back and better than ever with Disguises. After taking a wrong turn with Conviction (it wasn't a wrong turn, it was a different and strange turn) Aiden finally returned to their dark style style that made them so popular in the horror music sub-genre. The music in itself pays much homage to previous dark albums Our Gangs Dark Oath and Nightmare Anatomy. The guitar in the first two tracks is so dark, deep and rich that it will be stuck in your head the moment you stop listening. The bass in some songs reminds me that Nick Wiggins is a power player in this band. The musicality and sound is good reminder of what Aiden can be. This is a positive move forward for Aiden. // 8

Lyrics: It's albums like Disguises that remind us of what Wil Francis can truly sound like. The screaming and the chanting and catchy choruses stick in your head like musical glue. The lyrics are dark and powerfully moving. Wil Francis sings and screams like previous albums Our Gangs Dark Oath, Nightmare Anatomy and Rain In Hell (EP). The choruses are catchy that you will be singing along at the second listening. Lyrically and as always (excluding Conviction), the lyrics fit the music perfectly. The music is dark and the lyrics are even darker. This album is nothing short of a spotlight for Wil Francis. // 9

Overall Impression: Overall, this album is a positive, giant leap forward into the horror metal that made Aiden a reputable name. Disguises is dark and filled with heavy riffs and deeply powerful lyrics. The music will stick to your mind and will be stuck in your head. Overall, this album receives an average of 8.5/10. // 9

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