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SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE
TO CLASP A FALLEN WISH WITH BROKEN FINGERS
PLAY THE ASSASSIN

NYC squad So Hideous, My Love decorate their brand of melancholic black metal with a bevy of symphonic classical music elements, making TO CLASP A FALLEN WISH WITH BROKEN FINGERS a 15-minute four-track tour de force that conjures up a groundswell of emotion in rather short order. Effortlessly surfing the extreme metal continuum to create atmospheres ranging from somber to savage (“However Bold Their Warm Blood Split”), So Hideous My Love fuse Goth metal romanticism and black metal malaise with a dash of post-rock exploration while the ever present force of keyboard and piano dictates the music’s direction and flow. Serving up a menacing batch of poignantly composed majestic mayhem, So Hideous My Love displays an uncanny flair for dramatic dynamics without losing power while their overall sound takes an intriguing initiative to reach further in the classical realm than a majority of their peers, giving this affair a unique and freshly blackened glaze for all to behold.
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- Mike SOS