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HIM (His Infernal Majesty) -Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights cd


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Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, the third album from H.I.M., the Finnish band that has redefined goth rock since its inception in 1996. Lead Singer Ville Valo writes spiritual songs about friendship, trust and love. They are songs of longing – but they are delivered with attitude. For every moment of sorrow there’s always a mischievous smile, and a killer left hook to knock you out cold. That may be why the album is called Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights – a photography term used to describe those old black and whites of the likes of Greta Garbo. The album, too, is heavy on sharp contrasts. H.I.M.’s Razorblade Romance was a huge step from the poppy yet raw Greatest Lovesongs, and so their reputation as teenage girl entertainers began to grow. Old fans my think that this was a pity as Razorblade Romance became the turning point and the beginning of H.I.M.’s more polished pop era. You can’t help but notice that the ‘love metal’ of HIM’s first two albums has turned into something significantly deeper, a scorching yin and yang concoction the band likes to refer to as ‘Scandinavian blues’. Ville hates the Beatles and red meat, but loves Gene Simmons and Edgar Allan Poe….those choices speak volumes.

Track list:
1. Salt In Our Wounds
2. Heartache Every Moment
3. Lose You Tonight
4. In Joy And Sorrow
5. Pretending
6. Close To The Flame
7. Please Don’t Let It Go
8. Beautiful
9. Don’t Close Your Heart
10. Love You Like I Do
11. Pretending

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BMG / RCA / Terrier / Hand Power Records

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74321 879332