Aiden

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Seattle-based, Misfits-loving, emo-goth rock outfit Aiden's fourth full-length album trades the mild industrial eyeliner vibe of previous releases for a full-throated punk metal-infused roar that will likely draw comparisons to fellow angst-worshippers Avenged Sevenfold, AFI, My Chemical Romance, and Taking Back Sunday. As far as unapologetic, image-driven chroniclers of teenage hate go, Aiden is no better or worse than any of its contemporaries, employing big hooky choruses, lyrics that feel pulled directly from the back cover of tenth grade notebooks, and enough expletives to warrant a clean version, but all of the manufactured rage in the world can't outrun the fleet feet of cliché.

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