3:32pm Thursday 30th August 2007 in Reviews
THEY have been called the best thing to come out of Seattle since Kurt Cobain - something which could not be further from the truth.
Aiden, while good in their own way, are nowhere near the same league as Nirvana, be it musically or charismatically.
Conviction, the group's third album, is a move away from their previous offerings. Gone are the screamo/emo overtones and in come more melodic offerings featuring a piano. Proper opener She Will Love You is immediately the best song on this album.
That, followed by Teenage Queen, gives the impression that Aiden might have made a half decent album - but then it all goes wrong.
The band get stuck following the same template; the quiet to loud guitars, the slow vocal build-up, the soaring choruses, virtually every song is the same.
Having said that The Opening Departure, Son Of Lies and The Sky Is Falling are all OK songs but they don't save the album from sounding exactly the same as millions of others out there.
If you like your band's style over substance then you'll enjoy Aiden, if not, go to your local music store and buy Nevermind or In Utero.