Review Summary: Horrifying, and beautiful, all at the same time.
2 of 2 thought this review was well written
So Hideous, My Love presents an extremely interesting concept, one that really hasn't been touched by many musicians. They combine hardcore music with classical sounding compositions. Violins and delicate guitar sections meet up with blaring riffs, crushing drums, and screamed vocals. It is a unique formula, and it's a formula that works extremely well.
The compositions and layouts of each song are very well done, and well performed. Every song starts off with a slow build up of violins, then quiet electric guitars come into the picture. Eventually, things hit an intense climax, the lead vocalist belts scream after unintelligible scream. On top of all the insane concepts that So Hideous, My Love has been using so far, the lead vocalist uses his voice as more of an instrument. He screams notes, at least that's how it sounds. If he is screaming words, they are difficult to discern, aside from what appears to be," Left right, left, left, right." in the song entitled: Lock and Key. Every instrument is talking to another instrument, while the vocalist almost dictates the entire orchestra of modern and classical instruments with his cries of pain. Nothing is out of place.
Within every single song you have a brilliant use of layering. The violins that start the song find themselves at the very bottom of the stack, then on top of them the quiet electric guitars, then the louder electric guitars, then the pulsating drums, then the vocalist sits at the very top.
The thing that I love most about So Hideous, My Love, apart from their unique musical style, is the emotion of the singer. Some of his yells are drawn out, long, and agonizing. Others are quick, short, and reflect a sort of sharp pain. It's brilliant. The crazy thing about So Hideous, My Love is the fact that this is their first release. Most bands could not even dream of sounding this incredible by the end of their career. However, So Hideous, My Love manages to pull off sounding perfect on their first release.
Though this EP is short, (clocking in at only 15:38) and there are only three songs on the album, it's clear that So Hideous, My Love has immense talent.
This is staggeringly beautiful, and I'm not kidding. Pick it up. It's entirely free. It's entirely worth it.
This same thing is what So Hideous, My Love has accomplished. They have combined classical music and hardcore.
Make it "has accomplished: they have combined..."
Incredibly enough, this band pulls it off extremely well.
At first, I was turned off by the concept of classical-like music combined with hardcore. However, as soon as I began to listen to their music, I was convinced that this was one of the most unique and remarkable bands that I had ever heard.
What So Hideous, My Love does so well is perfecting their blend between classical music and hardcore.
Essentially, you repeat the same idea three or four times. If I were you, I'd edit out the last sentence, at the least, to avoid redundancy.
Still, very good review that, once again, convinced me to check this out.
Well, I don't think there is an "opposite" of classical because its movements, chord progressions, themes, etc. are used in almost every type of music. For example, death metal is HEAVILY influenced by classical music, even if the two sound like polar opposites.