The Empire Hideous
Only Time Will Tell
by Angela Dauthi
Finally, the backlash to the “pretty Goth” Bedazzled-style ethereal music crap has begun. A brave few remember the days of long ago, when Goth was dark and deadly, a fearsome music to be proud of. Noble, anthemic songs that communicate a brooding desire, a vague desperation. This is the world of The Empire Hideous.
From New Jersey (of all places), their album, Only Time Will Tell, hearkens back the days of true Goth rock. It made me very happy to hear the eerie basslines matched with powerful guitars and thunderous drums. This is the music of leather manacles and slow bleeding. The music is fresh and new, and on top of it all, Myke Hideous is extremely handsome. I would love to meet him in a dark alley someday. Mmmm, when are they coming to Boston?