One quick look or listen of Seattle quintet Aiden may result in an emo write-off: wiL Francis resembles Gerard Way and the band's album art could be a best-selling Threadless T-shirt. But while most emo bands studied under the school of Green Day, Aiden cites the Misfits as its greatest influence. Indeed, the band's first few albums showcased punk-rock rigor and horror aesthetics, and though they didn't borrow from B-movies, their melodic mourning could provide a lush soundtrack for the Gaiman generation. Aiden's latest album, Conviction, leans far more emo than earlier efforts and although sonically it's now more Dashboard than Danzig, an experimental attitude and narrative lyrics still align the band with its ghoul-rock inspiration.
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