DEEP SHADOWS AND BRILLIANT HIGHLIGHTS
ALBUM BMG RELEASE: AUGUST 22,
2001 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 10, 2001
cant help it. I kind of like the cheap, sleazy love metal of Him.
Or used to, anyway.
over one million sold records has corrupted the thinking of the Finnish
lads somewhat. I can almost hear it: "Well take it easy on
the dark parts, make choruses that are even easier to sing along to and
- wham! - well have a hit record that will sell even more
copies than Razorblade Romance".
Im mean, but that is how it feels. The layout of the record is more
dark and gloomy than on "Razorblade Romance" and "Greatest
Love Songs Vol 666"..., but the music is more mainstream. Sure, there
are some highlights like the piano in "Heartache Every Moment" and
the lines "From Lashes to Ashes, from Lust to Dust" in the same
song, for instance. But as a whole, the record shows a band that wishes
they could cast deep shadows, but mostly manages to sound like an 80:s
rock group in the same genre as Bon Jovi.
bad. Him has and had a nice potential to be a kind of "Type O Negative light".
Goth metal with a wry smile.