HIM - XX: Two Decades Of Love Metal
The first track is a cover song of a band that was big in Europe. I had never heard the original but this version is pretty terrible. I was completely unimpressed and started regretting taking this to review. As the record progressed it did end up getting a bit better.
The one song I had heard in CKY was on here which is still a pretty cool song. Besides that, the more upbeat songs were tolerable. The slow ones were pretty atrocious.
I noticed that a lot of the songs seemed influenced by Billy Idol. Unfortunately none of them are quite as good as Billy Idol. Which made the listening that much less enjoyable. I spent the whole time wishing this was a Billy Idol record.
I had thought I would be able to bash this band the whole time but I did actually enjoy two songs so I guess it was kind of worth it. I honestly don't understand what people see is this band or why they became popular enough to garner American audiences.
Label: The End Records
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- Strange World
- Join Me
- Wings Of A Butterfly
- The Kiss Of Dawn (Radio Edit)
- The Funeral Of Hearts (Radio Edit)
- Right Here In My Arms (Radio Edit)
- Buried Alive By Love (Radio Edit)
- Gone With The Sin
- Your Sweet 666
- The Sacrament (Radio Edit)
- Wicked Game
- Killing Loneliness
- Bleed Well (Radio Edit)
- In Joy And Sorrow (Radio Edit)
- Poison Girl
- Scared To Death
- When Love And Death Embrace (Radio Edit)
- Heartache Every Moment