So Hideous - Laurestine



8 | 46 votes |
Release date: 16 October 2015
Style: Black metal, Post-metal

Owners:

28 have it
5 want it


01. Yesteryear
02. Hereafter
03. Relinquish
04. The Keepsake
05. Falling Cedars
06. The True Pierce
07. A Faint Whisper

Line-up
Brandon Cruz (I) - guitars, keyboards
Etienne Vazquez - guitars
Danny Moncada - drums
Christopher Cruz - bass, vocals

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Lucero, Sick Of It All) at Wild Arctic Studio.

An instrumental-orchestral version of the album was released on the 6th of May 2016 via Bandcamp.

Guest review by
Alex F
Rating:
7.5
Opening with the gentle lull of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and slowly building into a magnificently emotive melding of shrieked vocals and tremolo picked guitars, So Hideous do not hide their influences nor desired direction on this album. Among the quite wide array of listed tags on the group's bandcamp page, the two that hold the most merit seem to be "orchestral" and "black metal". Now I prefer the term orchestral to symphonic in this case for a number of reasons, mostly because the band holds very little in the way of similarity to the artists at the forefront of symphonic black metal, but rather pave their own path.

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published 19.11.2015 | Comments (3)

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13.10.2015 - 19:37
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Tage Westerlund
Just tried, but in some way name post is what's missing, softer, even its good, but now we have way to many bands what pay sone kind post BM and it makes whole genre boring
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13.10.2015 - 19:43
!J.O.O.E.!
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Disagree ^ I find this to be more of a post-hardcore record with black metal and epic orchestral and shoegaze elements. Quite unique compared to its ilk.
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13.10.2015 - 20:43
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Guest on 13.10.2015 at 19:43

Disagree ^ I find this to be more of a post-hardcore record with black metal and epic orchestral and shoegaze elements. Quite unique compared to its ilk.


Glad someone else shares my summation of the sound. Still not blown away, but I quite enjoyed this album. Making it one big composition spaces it from its peers as well.
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13.10.2015 - 20:45
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Written by flightoficarus on 13.10.2015 at 20:43

Glad someone else shares my summation of the sound. Still not blown away, but I quite enjoyed this album. Making it one big composition spaces it from its peers as well.

I'll definitely give it plays from time time when I want something epic but with a bit of an edge.
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13.10.2015 - 21:00
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Guest on 13.10.2015 at 20:45

I'll definitely give it plays from time time when I want something epic but with a bit of an edge.


Indeed. It's quite uplifting.
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21.10.2015 - 23:55
Rating: 6
Lou Rambler
I loved Last Poem/First Light, but i find this one disappointing...
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08.02.2016 - 21:19
Reaper_Redeemer
Beautiful, I found the mix with the classic-styled melodies pretty nice.
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24.02.2016 - 22:10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Absolutely beautiful. If I heard this live with a real orchestra I would probably cry a little.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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25.02.2016 - 01:16
Uldreth
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.02.2016 at 22:10

Absolutely beautiful. If I heard this live with a real orchestra I would probably cry a little.

Aye, I don't mind Deafheaven, but this is how this style is done.
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12.03.2016 - 13:11
Rating: 5
Kuroboshi
Some nice melodies here and there, but these guys are like the Mahler of metal, just unending crescendos. Very exhausting.
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16.03.2016 - 15:58
Rating: 8
musclassia
Yeah there's some good stuff going on here. Not perfect but some really grandiose climaxes going on here - really dig the end of The Keepsake
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06.05.2016 - 21:34
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Guest on 13.10.2015 at 19:43

Disagree ^ I find this to be more of a post-hardcore record with black metal and epic orchestral and shoegaze elements. Quite unique compared to its ilk.

Agree, this is good. I think one of the biggest influences here is post-rock, more precise Mono.
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08.05.2016 - 14:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 06.05.2016 at 21:34

Written by Guest on 13.10.2015 at 19:43

Disagree ^ I find this to be more of a post-hardcore record with black metal and epic orchestral and shoegaze elements. Quite unique compared to its ilk.

Agree, this is good. I think one of the biggest influences here is post-rock, more precise Mono.


Look at that! I knew we could agree on influences! *hugs*
Jokes aside, yeah... It's definitely not the calmer post-rock but more the crescendo-filled and wall-of-sound post-rock like Mono does.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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08.05.2016 - 14:49
Paź
ex-News Man
It's available as an orchestral version too.

http://sohideous.bandcamp.com/
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