Our Gangs Dark Oath
|Our Gang's Dark Oath|
|Studio album by Aiden|
|Released||1 June 2004|
|2006 Victory Release|
The cover of the release of Our Gang's Dark Oath by Victory Records in Europe and North America
Our Gangs Dark Oath [sic] is the debut album released by post-hardcore band Aiden on June 1, 2004. Originally, the album was only available in North America, but it was recently re-released in Europe and again by Victory Records.
"Recording this I was thinking, 'Fucking hurry up, we don't have any money! Fucking give me that guitar, I'm doing this shit myself.' It was a crazy time, we were still kids and I never really had any plans, past making that record… I just wanted to make the best record we could then and live in that moment," wiL Francis commented, speaking to Kerrang! in 2009.
|1.||"Our Gang's Dark Oath"||1:04|
|2.||"The Dawn Breaking Tide"||2:30|
|3.||"I Set My Friends on Fire" (A quotation from the movie The Ring is featured in this song)||3:06|
|5.||"Bridge of Reason, Shore of Faith" (A part of the movie Stand by Me can be heard at the beginning of this track)||3:06|
|6.||"Life I Left Behind"||3:03|
|7.||"Looking Glass Eyes"||2:45|
|9.||"Kid Becomes the Dream"||2:24|
|11.||"World by Storm"||18:00|
World by Storm
The beginning of "World by Storm" contains a sound clip from the courtroom scene of Boondock Saints.
Also, this song contains two segments of silence along with two hidden tracks. "World by Storm" ends at 3:50 followed by silence until 8:00. Then an untitled hidden track begins, a track which contains nothing but a piano. The "Piano Track" plays in regular time until 10:30, at which point the song fades out for just a second and exactly the same song begins playing in reverse. This plays until 13:00.
At this point, the song ends and another segment of silence begins. This silence ends at 15:10 and another untitled hidden track begins: this one containing acoustic guitar and the lead singer's voice. This track leads to the end of the song and album. The breakdown of "World by Storm" is as follows:
- Boondock Saints – 0:00 – 0:10
- World by Storm – 0:10 – 3:50
- silence – 3:50 – 8:00
- Piano track (hidden track, forward) – 8:00 – 10:30
- Piano track (hidden track, reversed) – 10:30 – 13:00
- silence – 13:00 – 15:10
- Silent, Perfect, Deadly (hidden track) – 15:10 – 18:00
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AllMusic gave the album a neutral review, writing, "Aiden offer up a competent, if not slightly generic, dose of post-hardcore with a dark punk edge" and noting that "the group sounds more like the younger cousins of My Chemical Romance or AFI who just happened to be weaned in a screamo scene."
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- William Francis – lead vocals, piano
- Angel Ibarra – lead guitar
- Jake Wambold – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Nick Wiggins – bass, backing vocals
- Jake Davison – drums, percussion
- Steve Carter – producer, engineer, mastering, mixing
- Aaron Edge – artwork, construction
- Jeff Hayes – cover photo
- Apar, Corey. "Our Gangs Dark Oath - Aiden : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
- Griffiths, Mark. Kerrang! #1261, May 16, 2009. Treasure Chest. An Intimate Portrait Of Life In Rock. wiL Francis, p. 58
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