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Monday, 16 March 2015

SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE

GenresPunk / Post-Rock /  Hardcore / Ambient / Black-Metal / Emo / Screamo / Skramz / Post-Classical / Shoegaze
Related artists?.
CountryNew York USA
Years Active2011 or longer...I dunno
Song: "Handprints on Glass"
Album: "To Clasp a Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers"
Year: 2011
Label(s): Pest Productions / Play the Assassin Records
This post's artist is from the January 2014 Mix. This is track #1.
You can download: the March Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2015 Mix#4 here.
For fans ofOld Soul, Deafheaven, NIC (aka ██████), Fear Before The March Of Flames, Envy, Respire, Rosetta, OsoLunaThe Flying Worker!, Gantz, The Pax Cecilia, Sinking Steps Rising Eyes, In Reverent Fear and Angel Eyes aka PROPER SCREAMO.

SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE only released one EP back in 2011 with lots of ambient, atmospheric bits that stem from classical influences. If you like The Pax Cecilia or Respire as well as harsh bands such as The Flying Worker! you will be all over these fellas.

'To Clasp A Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers' is a pretty awesome screamo/classical/black-metal EP that includes three bonus tracks so I basically consider it an LP. Let's get to it.

"Handprints on Glass" is, simply put, fucking amazing. After a rather lengthy (1:54) and sorrowful intro SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE drop the goods. There's this amazing shift at 2:30 and 3:27 that makes me want to headbang to the hospital. The vocals are haunting screams that are extremely thick and goddamn I'll say it - robust. The instrumentals, as always, build and weave some neo-classical climaxes.

Although none come close the opener's genius, there are other good songs such as "Lock and Key" which is primarily classical, with the other "rock/metal" instrumentation coming in over halfway through the song, but the strings/ambiance is definitely the focus over the 6:56 length. Directly afterwards we are met with "Dawn Fades on this Son" which is a measly 2:43 by comparison and begins as a black-metal/atmospheric screamo song and continues as such save the halloween-esque/carnival injection at 1:28. "The Two Witnesses" is another mostly instrumental track but this one is more in the post-rock realm, like Explosions In The Sky or Mono or something, and "Prelude in G# Minor" is 100% classical.

There's the odd time the music hits me as cheesy, but the majority of the time I'm digging it like a grave. Excellent band that I didn't hear about until last year, and boy I'm glad I did.

I just found out they are called SO HIDEOUS now. Here's the newest album.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2011 - To Clasp A Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers cd/10"EP (download here)

2014 - Last Poem/First Light cdLP

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(2011) SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE - "Handprints on Glass" (from 'To Clasp A Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers')

(2011) SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE - "However Boldly Their Warm Blood Split" (from 'To Clasp A Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers')

(2011) SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE - "Dawn Fades on this Son" (from 'To Clasp A Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers')

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SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE mp3 discography download / additional links

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