Knives (album)

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Knives
Studio album by Aiden
Released May 12, 2009
Genre Horror punk
Length 22:54
Label Victory
Producer Aiden, Justin Armstrong
Aiden chronology
Conviction
(2007)
Knives
(2009)
Disguises
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411mania 8.5/10 stars[1]
AbsolutePunk.net 46%[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[4]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]
Rocksound 7/10 stars[5]
ZME Music 2/10 stars[6]

Knives is the fourth studio album released by punk rock band Aiden. The album is a return to Aiden's punk rock style, after the emo style of the album Conviction. The album was released on May 11, 2009, in the UK and May 12, 2009, in the United States through Victory Records.[7] The band has described this album as, "raw, it's fast, it's pissed".[7] It was recorded and produced by WiL at his own studio, Sleepy Hollow, in Seattle.[8]

On April 1, 2009, "Scavengers of the Damned" was announced as the first single from the album and was made available to buy on iTunes as well as uploaded to the band's MySpace page.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Killing Machine"   2:25
2. "Let The Right One In"   3:02
3. "Scavengers Of The Damned"   2:42
4. "Elizabeth"   2:28
5. "Crusifiction"   2:41
6. "The Asylum"   2:47
7. "Portrait" (Poem read by Ryann Donnelly[10]) 1:37
8. "Excommunicate"   2:36
9. "King On Holiday"   1:59
10. "Black Market Hell" (Contains a hidden Acoustic Live song, "Lori Meyers" originally by NOFX) 12:37[11]
Total length:
22:54

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard 200 95
Top Independent Albums 12
Billboard Comprehensive Albums 102
Top Rock Albums 30
Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knives Review". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Knives Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Knives Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Knives Review". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Knives Review". Rocksound. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Knives Review". 'ZME Music. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Nguyen, Julie. "Aiden Name New Record Knives". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Wil Francis of Aiden". Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "2 May 2011". 
  10. ^ "Alt Press Interview with Wil Francis"
  11. ^ DeAndrea, Joe. "Aiden Track Listing" AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved on March 23, 2009.