MetalBite Review by Chris on 3/30/2001
Love-metal, here it is. Keyboards and female vocals that a few years ago were unacceptable, today are common practice in metal world and I guess it was the time for a change in lyrics department too. You might say that all those gothic bands are based on romantic lyrics and HIM
didnít do anything that wasnít already there. You are absolutely right butÖ not to that extent and not with a rock-melodic music background.
OK, before I go any further, those three sixes in the title are only to bring some dark atmosphere around the band, HIM
songs are about nothing else but love and beautiful women. So, if you are looking for any devil worshiping music stop reading this review right now.
Believe me this is one of the hardest reviews to write ever. Why? Because I donít know what the hell I am suppose to do with it. To me itís not even a metal; itís rather a pop-rock which doesnít even qualify to be on this website to start with. But then again, if you swallowed Paradise Lostís
last album then this one is like "Host"
with guitars and right there that qualifies this as a hell of an ass-kicker compared to the "Host"
I got it! This CD is a perfect music for all metalheads wishing their women didnít listen to 12-year-wanna-be-pop-stars. Itís actually a real band with real guys playing their instruments that just happen to compose sweet tunes about love. Trust me, I tested it many times and I havenít met a woman that didnít love this CD. Donít try this if she listens to Cannibal Corpse
though. In that case she would stick it in your throat, force you to swallow and cork your brown-eye so you couldnít shit it out. (That would be the best-case scenario.)
If you are romantic, in love or want to gradually introduce your girlfriend/wife to "harder" sounds this is a perfect CD to start with, otherwise stay away.
Romantics - 9
out of 10
, Cannibals - 0
out of 10