H.I.M. Love Metal

Love Metal
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CD Details

  • Released: February 1, 2005
  • Label: UMVD Labels


  • 1.Buried Alive by Love
  • 2.The Funeral of Hearts
  • 3.Beyond Redemption
  • 4.Sweet Pandemonium
  • 5.Soul On Fire
  • 6.The Sacrament
  • 7.This Fortress of Tears
  • 8.Circle of Fear
  • 9.Endless Dark
  • 10.The Path

Product Description:

H.I.M. (Goth Rock): Valo (vocals); Linde (guitar); Burton (keyboards); Midge (bass guitar); Gas (drums).
Audio Mixer: Tim Palmer.
Recording information: Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland.
Ville Valo and his gloomy crew return to their metallic roots with LOVE METAL, the band's heaviest offering since its full-length debut. Launching full force into the propulsive "Buried Alive by Love," HIM explore dirgey, Sabbath-style rock ("Sweet Pandemonium"), emotive balladry ("This Fortress of Tears") and high-speed angst ("Soul on Fire"). But amidst the turbocharged reinvigoration, the group retains a flair for disarmingly beautiful sounds, with flowing piano work on "The Sacrament" and a mandolin accompaniment on "The Funeral of Hearts." The closing number, "The Path," unexpectedly summons a slow-paced, '50s rock ballad feel, and the approach imbues the tune with a unique vibe. By this 2005 album, the Finnish band's formula could have been stagnant, but through passionate performances and a desire to push their own boundaries, HIM keep making beguiling, goth-flavored heavy rock for the masses.
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 602498636831
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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