So Hideous Announces Debut Full-Length "Last Poem/First Light"
New York City quartet So Hideous (formerly So Hideous, My Love...) announces the October 22nd release of its debut full-length album, "Last Poem/First Light." The following press release was issued about the band:
"Like New York itself, a place of sewer depths and skyscraper heights, So Hideous combines utter extremes and makes them one. On Last Poem/First Light, the band redefines the term 'epic' with a violently beautiful sound, uniting the ugly and the majestic, the anguished and the grandiose.
"On one hand there are rabid vocals leading a torrent of blackened hardcore that evokes the intensity of 90s German legends Acme. On the other hand there are angelic melodies and lush atmospheres recalling The Cure's masterpiece, Disintegration, or the symphonic swells of a John Williams film score. These two sides, equally prominent, coexist in unison, strengthening each other and creating one supremely cathartic sound.
"Last Poem/First Light was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Agnostic Front, Lucero) and mastered by Scott Hull (not the Pig Destroyer guitarist but the mastering engineer whose credits include Sting and Lou Reed).
"Six songs, 33 minutes, the album was crafted for maximum sonic impact - drums explode and rich tones haunt with crystal clarity. Most of the orchestral and choral sounds on the album were 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!"
The track listing is as follows:
2. Stabat Mater
3. My Light
5. Last Poem
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