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So Hideous, My Love: Now Less Lovely, Still Hideous

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So Hideous Band PhotoA couple of years ago, So Hideous, My Love’s EP To Clasp a Fallen Wish with Broken Fingers made a serious impression on the metal world, and even landed on Sammy O’Hagar’s year-end list. What made the EP so dang special? Well, as Sammy so eloquently put it:

“Orchestral blackened post-hardcore band So Hideous, My Love overcomes their painfully screamo name to release an incredibly fascinating four-track EP that handily volleys between beautifully crafted string sections and chaotic, swirling noise.”

Well said! Seriously, if you’ve never checked out Clasp, you should do so right now. Here, I’ll make it super-easy for you:

Awesome, right? You wanna hear more for these dudes, like, IMMEDIATELY, right?

Well, I have good news and I have great news. The good news is that So Hideous, My Love’s name is now much less “painfully screamo” — they’ve ditched the “My Love” part and will henceforth be known only as So Hideous.

And the great news is they’ll self-release their debut full-length, Last Poem/First Light, on October 22. Like Clasp, it mixes epic post-hardcore with cinematic orchestral and choral work — most of which “performed live in the studio by The First Light Orchestra, a New York-based group consisting of ten string players, a tuba, and four vocalists,” according to the album’s press notes.

Not to rub it in that I have the best goddamn job in the world, but I’m actually listening to it even as I type this, and it totally fulfills the promise of Clasp. You guys should totally mark 10/22 down in your calendars.

Presumably, the band will release an entire song soon, but in the meantime, here’s a small taste of what they have in store for you via a quick teaser video. Enjoy:

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