Aiden
From Hell... With Love


3.0
good

Review

by Gregory Fields USER (5 Reviews)
June 26th, 2010 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Don't let your previous notions of Aiden fool you, they put on a damn good live show.

Aiden: their very name can strike fear into the most noble of music enthusiasts. Since their debut record, Our Gang's Dark Oath, Aiden has been criticized for their lack of originality and their appearance (their overuse of the color black and many outfits that one could find at their local Hot Topic), but they've managed to evolve their style with every record. Some may say for the better, most will say for the worse. Only one thing is clear with Aiden, and that is that they put on an incredible live performance.

From Hell... With Love is Aiden's second live DVD, the first being released with their Rain in Hell EP in 2006. A lot has happened since then, but the passion and energy that they put into their concerts is the one consistent thing about the four-piece punk rock outfit. From Hell... With Love is pretty much the biggest thing since sliced bread if you're an Aiden fan, as it includes every music video they've ever done (sans We Sleep Forever), the live CD that also features four acoustic tracks, a fold out poster and the DVD itself. The quality of the feature is excellent, and it covers their entire career, spanning all the way back to their debut.

The album kicks off with a barrage of noise leading into The Asylum, one of the more 'punk' songs off of Knives, their latest record. From the get-go you're welcomed into vocalist William Francis's open arms and nasally shouts, which one can easily tell are way over-produced on their studio albums, because his voice sounds more raw and more powerful on From Hell... With Love. After The Asylum, a shorter version of The Last Sunrise, off of Nightmare Anatomy, kicks in, but it isn't really one of the highlights off of this album. On Nightmare Anatomy, Aiden had another guitarist, Jake Wambold, and without him the track really doesn't feel the same. The guitar parts feel hollow, especially because they cut the track short.

Fan favorite Die Romantic comes up next, but this song also doesn't feel right without Jake. Angel tries his hardest to replicate the guitar, but this version doesn't come close to the version on Rain in Hell's DVD. After that, the band breaks into newer material, finally feeling at home. Black Market Hell and Crusifiction are excellently and powerfully done, along with Let the Right One In and Scavengers of the Damned. We Sleep Forever suffers from a lackluster vocal performance, but I Set My Friends on Fire feels more agressive than ever before.

The album ends with World by Storm, one of their best songs, and Aiden is joined by Chris #2 and Justin Sane of Anti-Flag (who headlined the tour this DVD was filmed at), really ending this record on a high note. There are a few acoustic tracks but nothing that really stands out. They aren't recorded with very good quality, and they're all weaker tracks than the rest on the DVD.

From Hell... With Love was filmed at Chicago's Bottom Lounge on January 13th 2010, at the very start of The Economy Sucks, Let's Party! tour. It features a wide variety of goodies for any fan of Aiden, but people who are unfamiliar with the band or people who aren't fans to begin with should steer very clear, as this live record will not change your opinion of the band one bit. It's more of a fan piece, and it captures the intensity of their live shows very well.

I'm going to recommend a few tracks here as well:
I Set My Friends on Fire (for the wall of death)
Black Market Hell
World by Storm


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eatmorchickin
June 26th 2010


76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

short, sweet, to the point. i'm sure you all hate this band, but they're a guilty pleasure of mine.

megadeth101
June 26th 2010


865 Comments


They have good energy.

They still are terrible

bailar11
June 26th 2010


2433 Comments


im proud of you for going through this whole thing sane. though disappointed that you rated this above 1.5

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2010


17946 Comments


dear god

megadeth101
June 26th 2010


865 Comments


lord worm

fromtheinside
June 26th 2010


19207 Comments


yo who bumps an aiden thread.

Digging: Techno Animal - The Brotherhood of the Bomb

TheStarclassicTreatment
June 26th 2010


2910 Comments


no We Sleep Forever = me not caring

jpattison
June 26th 2010


125 Comments


I'm not a fan of aiden but I've seen them live and they did put on a good show, same with Madina Lake who I also am not a fan of

Emin
June 26th 2010


49 Comments


better than Opeth in my book

AmericnZero02
June 27th 2010


3360 Comments


I saw these guys open for Rise Against a couple years ago and I have to admit they put on a good live show.

Digging: Copeland - Ixora

Ghostechoes
June 27th 2010


1353 Comments


"From Hell... With Love." Enough said.

Asiatic667
June 27th 2010


4648 Comments


WiL is a confirmed member of the satanic church. True story

Powerban
June 27th 2010


2380 Comments


Aiden put on a good live show? It's on par with the sound of me kicking the shit out of my next door neighbours cat, audio wise.

bailar11
June 27th 2010


2433 Comments


the aural equivalent of getting raped by a gang of enrique iglesias look-alikes

Hoppipolla
June 27th 2010


20 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I like this. I'm just pissed the set was like 25 minutes and I can't stand WiL's vox. It's like they opened up for another band and recorded that.

Hoppipolla
June 27th 2010


20 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

But you're right, Black Market Hell is awesome.

Dryden
June 27th 2010


13287 Comments


lololololol aiden

nickobretto
June 27th 2010


121 Comments


That's the worst title ever.

megadeth101
June 27th 2010


865 Comments


its like they try to be awful

Spec
May 25th 2012


27301 Comments


So all their albums suck but their live album is good? Not buying it.



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