H.I.M. Venus Doom

Venus Doom
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CD Details

  • Released: September 17, 2007
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.125
3 stars out of 5 -- "The melodies tend toward the lush, while underneath, Valo's bandmates rock with fury and efficiency..."
Spin - p.104
4 stars out of 5 -- "Valo's steel-melting baritone, dipping so eerily low that you can actually feel it, infuses VENUS DOOM with melody and drama..."
Q - p.98
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Eurogoth quintet has hardly ditched their love of metal melody....Their chart-friendly clothes fit them well..."
Uncut - p.93
3 stars out of 5 -- "HIM mainman Ville Valo gets closer to his dream fusion of Metallica, Depeche Mode and Ozzy, while still remembering to ad some distinctly gothic beauty."
Alternative Press - p.170
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] refreshing return to an organic, guitar-driven sound unheard since 2003's LOVE METAL."


  • 1.Venus Doom
  • 2.Love in Cold Blood
  • 3.Passion's Killing Floor
  • 4.The Kiss of Dawn
  • 5.Sleepwalking Past Hope
  • 6.Dead Lover's Lane
  • 7.Song or Suicide
  • 8.Bleed Well
  • 9.Cyanide Sun

Product Description:

H.I.M. (Goth Rock): Gas , Linde, Valo, Mikko "Mig‚" Paananen, Burton.
Audio Mixer: Tim Palmer.
Recording information: Finnvox Ssstudios, Helsinki, Finland; The Chateau Marmont, Cottage 82.
Photographers: Tim Palmer; Matt Taylor ; Ville Juurikkala.
Building on the momentum of 2005's well-received DARK LIGHT, which finally garnered HIM a large international following, VENUS DOOM finds perpetually brooding frontman Ville Valo once again leading his darkly clad ensemble through a set of lovelorn metal tunes. This time around, however, the revered Scandinavian agro-goth band tones down the atmospheric keyboard parts, allowing Mikko "Linde" Lindstrom's stinging guitar work, which often nods to veteran hard-rock six-stringer Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne), to shine through, resulting in one of HIM's heaviest albums. Highlights of VENUS DOOM include the surging "Passion's Killing Floor" and "The Kiss of Dawn," an ominous mid-tempo track.

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Product Info

  • UPC: 093624998907
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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