H.I.M. Venus Doom (Limited) (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
- by H.I.M. ~ Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1-13 ~ $9.88
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: September 18, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Sire / London/Rhino
Rolling Stone - p.1253 stars out of 5 -- "The melodies tend toward the lush, while underneath, Valo's bandmates rock with fury and efficiency..."
Spin - p.1044 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.983 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.933 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.1703.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] refreshing return to an organic, guitar-driven sound unheard since 2003's LOVE METAL."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 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
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Love in Cold Blood - (Special K remix)
- 2.Dead Lover's Lane - (Special C616 remix)
H.I.M. (Goth Rock): Gas, Linde, Valo, Mige, Burton.
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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