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  • Summary: This is the first U.S. release for the popular Finnish goth-rock band (the initials stand for His Infernal Majesty) fronted by Ville Hermani Vallo.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Easily HIM's most accessible album to date.
  2. The songs are sturdier than ever, and they possess a sneaky sort of power. [10 Oct 2005]
  3. A collection of irresistible pop-rock anthems. [Nov 2005, p.125]
  4. An unremarkable, yet solid record.
  5. The truth is that metal fans used to have a word for music like this, and that word is wimpy. [1 Oct 2005, p.45]
  6. 40
    Sisters Of Mercy fans will remain defiantly nonplussed. [Nov 2005, p.103]
  7. While the drop in adrenaline has left room for some good ideas, they’re not fleshed out well enough, and with the lack of a single flat-out rocker, there’s nothing to get excited or exhilarated over.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 66
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 66
  3. Negative: 16 out of 66