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So Hideous My Love: To Clasp A Wish with Broken Fingers

Surprise,surprise. Starting out this outing in almost ambient spheres SHML turn the first song into a regular thrash piece, steaming hot with the inevitable growling vocals. Only to turn back to peaceful, tranquil sounding music in the second track of this four track long EP, which clocks in at just under 18 minutes. The second track would have done great on an album by the likes of No-Man.

Given the titles on this here EP, SHML mean business, in the double meaning of the word mean. The third track goes on where track one suddenly changed into the tranquillity of the classical "Prelude In G sharp Minor". Every now and again SHML return to the tranquillity.

These atmospheric sounds mixed with the black metal or doom metal give a special feeling to the music. Making it hard to grasp, but on the other hand gives a different dimension, making it entertaining. I had not heard anything in this combination before, hence the opening line of my review.

To Clasp A Wish with Broken Fingers is a well thought out production, not easy but certainly refreshing in my book.

Track listing:
1 Handprints On Glass
2 Prelude In G Sharp Minor
3 However Boldly Their Warm Blood Spit
4 To Clasp A Wish With Broken Fingers

Added: July 18th 2011
Reviewer: Gert Hulshof
Related Link: Band MySpace Page
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Language: english

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