Release Date: Oct 24, 2011
Record label: Victory
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Hardcore, Punk Revival
Released hot on the heels of their fifth album, Disguises, Aiden strike twice in the same year with Some Kind of Hate. The album finds the band stripping some of the metal edge of their previous release and getting back to the dark, driving punk sound that they made their name with. With all the breakdowns and chugging riffs out of the way, Aiden is back to putting their head down and charging full-bore into the darkness, which is something they do well.
It's the second effort in a year from Aiden... For the second time this year, Aiden are smearing on the eyeliner and thrashing out a punk album with a big bleeding gothy heart. Certainly an improvement on its underwhelming predecessor ‘Disguises’, ‘Some Kind Of Hate’ is at its best when it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Take the B-movie horror homages that run throughout: ‘Grotesque Vanity’ is punctuated by blood-curdling screams and ‘London Dungeon’ has an Alice Cooper-esque charm to it.