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I'm middle of the road on this new Aiden album. The band really hammered it with "Knives" and this new outing is just really bizarre in so many ways. Sampling, constant timing changes, irritating treble on the guitars and an overall lack of quality writing leaves me questioning what the band planned as the end result. "Disguises" isn't as goth as "Conviction", not as punk inspired as "Our Gangs..." but falling beside "Knives" in terms of heavy metal fever crossed with modern sensibility and freedom. This band may be like emo-cousins Funeral For A Friend. Engaging but still meddling.
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RATING Disguises 2011 Victory Eric Compton 5/28/2011 3 Knives 2009 Victory Eric Compton 5/2/2010 4
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