Greatest Love Songs, Vol 666 review by HIM

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  • Released: Nov 20, 1997
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.7 (22 votes)
HIM: Greatest Love Songs, Vol 666

Sound — 10
I'm not sure how to categorise HIM, there are bits from a load of different genres in their music. It's like a mix of heavy metal and gothic metal. The sound on this album is great, the guitar sounds awesome and Ville's singing is amazing too. All the weird screaming sounds and effects on "It's All Tears" sound great. 01. Your Sweet 666 - 10/10, my favourite song. 02. Wicked Game - 10/10, genius, it's amazing how something so good can come out of such a lame original. 03. The Heratless - 9/10, a slow one, very moving if you're in the right mood. 04. Our Diabolikal Rapture - 7/10, one of the weaker songs. 05. It's All Tears - 10/10, another fantastic song, the deep vocals sound great. 06. When Love And Death Embrace - 8/10, a great song but it's way too long. 07. The Beginning Of The End - 8/10, a bit droney but still great. 08. Don't Fear The Reaper - 9/10, the female vocals sound awesome with Ville, but the weird keyboard bit in the middle ruins it. 09. For You - 7/10, not the best song ever but still good.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are good, but they all follow the theme of love and death. Some of them are really deep and meaningful too, I can't be bothered to find examples. There are only 7 songs that Ville has actually written, as Wicked Game and Don't Fear The Reaper are cover versions (both better than the originals).

Overall Impression — 10
Overall, this is a great album. Although the lyrics are all about the same thing, it's presented in different ways so you don't really notice it. The one bad thing about this album is the way that after For You, there are 57 tracks of silence, just to make the number of tracks to 66 (meant to be 666). Then again, when you put the CD into your player it comes up with "66:06" which is cool. Overall, an amazing album.

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    09. For You - 7/10, not the best song ever but still good. For you is kick ass dude
    this album is godlike legend and i disagree with you about 'when love and death embrace' . the melody is very sad and suits the lyrics about the length its very perfect since i no boring feeling hearing that song