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. Sadly though, the rest is a something of a same-old-same-old affair, and anyone familiar with Aiden’s output won’t be surprised to hear hackneyed poetry about thought police and voices in the head.
Things have happened this week. Important things, like Bring Me The Horizon releasing a new song and the supports being announced for the Rock Sound Christmas Ball. Some quite funny, incredibly unimportant stuff happened too. Like this lot.