The Bottom Line
A Love Hate Masquerade showcases all of the new KITW sensations in a wonderful way. This is one of those albums that will get your attention and hold it ... for a good long while. So if you're looking for a new band to listen to and KITW wasn't your cup of tea before, give them another listen. There is a lot to like!
- Lyrically, KITW has hit their stride, writing songs that are easy to relate to
- David Pelsue's voice! The guy sings and I like it so much more than the screaming of previous albums
- There is a lot of heartbreak in the lyrics, but that's not really a bad thing.
- Style: Hard Rock
- 11 tracks
- Release date: September 2007
Guide Review - Kids in the Way - 'A Love Hate Masquerade'
If I had to describe A Love Hate Masquerade in one word, it would simply be "wow!" This is a different sound from the early Kids In The Way and the lyrics are a whole lot more personal and relatable. Heartbreak and regret are two things that fans of all ages and walks of life can definitely relate to. We've all been there, done that. We've all ridden the roller coaster called life with all fo the ups and downs, sometimes coming out on top and sometimes being shoved to the bottom of the pile. Contrary to what some would like you to believe, life for Christian's isn't always a bed of roses, and KITW doesn't try to pretend that it is.
While there isn't a "skip it" track on the entire album, there are some that stand out above the others. "Letting Go" is one of them with the pain of watching love walk away shining through. "We Kill At Twilight" is another one and "My Little Nightmare" will have you playing drums on your desk, laptop or legs!
A Love Hate Masquerade is one of those albums that will find a permanent home in your CD player, on your digital music player and in your car. This one is an absolute keeper!