Ville Valo's love(metal) child HIM is one of the most succesful Finnish bands, when it comes to international success.
Their music took me a little while to get into, mostly because all I've ever heard was their hit singles, which weren't that great in my opinion. For example I still don't like their first radio hit When Love and Death Embrace.
But when I listened to some of their albums as a whole, I found out how good songwriter Ville Valo actually is. Okay, he can be a little repeatative and straightforward, but if it works for AC/DC or Kotiteollisuus, it works for HIM as well.
Venus Doom was the album when I had to admit that HIM is actually a very good band. You could say that there is a slight pattern to their…