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H.I.M.

WHY?!?!?!

H.I.M. are one of those bands whose appeal just escapes me.

I can’t understand these people who get H.I.M. tattoos and shit. That band is not good. At all.

Yet, they’re working on a new album called Tears on Tape. Lovely.

They also have a cover of Ké’s “Strange World” coming out digitally.

That song appears on the group’s XX — Two Decades Of Love Metal set, which drops November 6.

Love metal.

What the fuck is that bullshit?

They’re like The Cure in that they’re very depressive, only, they lack talent.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://twitter.com/gothicashoker stacey shoker

    WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM WITH HIM?

  • CMHeartagram

    HIM = the beatles of our time

    • http://www.facebook.com/andy.boyle.71 Andy Boyle

      Have you ever listened to the Beatles? There is no such thing as a Beatles of our time. They were a one of a kind band. Maybe you should have called HIM the Monkees of our time. They’re a joke. A rip-off of real music. Their only purpose is to sell merchandise.

  • http://twitter.com/Frank_ally Frank Lopez

    Then why you review of them?. Better shut the fuck up if you don´t like them and review other bands.

  • himlover666

    looks like someone needs to get a life

  • vencheto0

    This article is look like it’s written by 15 years old teenager. Have you ever heard something by HIM? Well, I don’t think so. So shut up and keep your bullshits to yourself. When you start to write lyrics and music, maybe then you will be able to say something about the others. However, in two words: Hide yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/parachute_20 parachute

    obviously you have no music taste

    • deathmetalrob

      he wrote for rolling stone and alternative press, two of the worst mags on the planet. did you expect him to have any?

  • Leo

    That was the wost so-called article I’ve ever read. No arguments, nothing. You suck as a journalist but anyways just calm down you nerves for a bit, okay? Might be helpful. You seem like a really norrow-minded and rude person. Sad, really.

  • Pois0nGirl

    Well, not everybody can have good tastes! This man prooves that he surely have none…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=779302379 Kerri Lukaszyk

    Their musicianship is phenomenal ….Ville Valo is one of the most brilliantly poetic lyricists I’ve ever come across… He is the Edgar Allen Poe of the music world with his dark, romantic imagination …. But you Sir, are not only a poor writer, you are an @$$ of epic proportions.

  • 696Mr_Hater696

    i hope this is a joke cuz it made me think that this asshole haven’t heard any of those two bands that he mentioned on his “article”

  • http://www.facebook.com/Diegosdoom Diego Mendoza

    Guess who are one of those peoeple who likes HIM: Toni Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne, they are the fathers of metal and your word is worthless against their word. You suck as a music journalist, a real journalist respects other people’s opinions and ways. You think you know too much, but you don’t because you’re a cheap jorunalist, if you don’t like something just IGNORE IT, as easy as that, besides, you’re just giving them promotion. Now you can take this as an insult and keep being the mediocre jorunalist you are, or you can start keeping your shitty thoughts to yourself. HIM has survived for 20 years, a real band can’t last all those years, simply you are one of those metalhead losers that can’t understand other things than heavy music.

  • XXBLIZZXX

    i guess you will be so much more happy if you could “write” an “article” about JB or One Direction eh? ‘cuz seems like u don’t know anything about music PS: indeed this is the worst article ever made!! you need more than just 3 words.. f**ck this world is lost people!! U_U

  • tat2x

    So you know the front man for H.I.M. is attractive right? Have you been paying attention to rock bands over the last 50 years? I prefer Rise Against but H.I.M. sells right now and that’s all that matters in the short term. Only time tells what music will last.

  • verovalo

    if you don’t know what you’re talking about shut the fuck up HIM is a great band one of my favorites they have great original tracks that are very creative which is sad to say that not a lot of bands do nowa days

  • Gloria

    why did I got here? well, if this is a review, my mum is an astronaut and I am Helen of Troy hahaha There is someone without talent talking about the lack of talent of someone else. Hey Chris, this shit talks bad of you as a music journalist because this is not journalism. Remember, if you don´t support your ideas, you’re saying nothing, offensive yes, but no content, only anger. To me, HIM is a bit strange, they experiment and sometimes is better than others, but they have something you lack of: elegance. BTW, I am a literature critic, and is awful seeing this kind of articles, is what I show my students when I want them to see how NOT to write. Bad, bad.

  • MikeF

    @Chris Harris Do you call yourself a journalist when you use such vocabulary? Also, a journalist is not supposed to say his opinion, nor criticize.

    About your opinion: HIM has proven themselves one of the best rock bands of our age, participating in the biggest festivals around the world. They managed to sell a lot of copies in the US without even advertising (talking about Razorblade Romance). They’ve been accepted in the metal community by Ozzy Osbourne and Tommi Iommi, the fathers of a genre you claim to be a fan of. But I honestly do not find it weird that you may not like quality music, considering the fact that most people don’t anyway. Maybe Linkin Park and their “original” sound appeal better to you. Maybe Nickelback and their “exceptional” music. For all I know, it might as well be Korn, with their “true and heavy presence”. Give me a break.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tjblankenship Travis James Orion Blankenship

    dude can write what he wants its his opinion at least he reported the information accurately. dont like don’t read

  • ESKIMOTURTLE

    maybe if you guys wernt so up your own asses with what passes for “music” now a days you would actually be ok listening to good music such as the words of HIM. Nikki manaj is so famous in america for being a blemish on the face of the worlds ass. Ville Valo is among the top 5 Finnish musicians out there because hes been writing music that doesnt make people want to slam bunnies in car doors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faze3pbs Evan Gornick

    Clearly the butthurt in these comments is from people that don’t understand that this is a blog. P.s. just because someone doesn’t like your favorite band doesn’t mean that they have no taste, it just means that they don’t like your music, the ignorance here is palpable. This is a blog about metal, most usually forms of extreme metal, not love metal, if you’re looking for a blog about rock’n roll you are surely in the wrong place. Him are about as metal as Charlotte. So Ozzy approves, doesn’t mean he considers them metal. Ozzy could approve of Him and say Obscura isn’t metal but that isn’t true. Grow up, the man has an opinion and he can share it.

    • Ryan Sams

      Just because you don’t like a band, doesn’t mean that they are not good, or that people who are into them have bad taste. Also, the main problem with this hateful, little blog is that the guy said they were “talentless,” when in actual fact, as instrumentalists, they’re incredibly tight and proficient. The guy just hasn’t got a point really. I mean, my favourite band is The Beatles – I’m obsessed with them, but I also love HIM (for the same reason that I love The Smiths; they’re melancholic but uplifting). Also, there’s a difference between expressing an opinion and ranting/trolling. This man is doing the latter.

  • Emma

    WTF! Thats one persons opinion! This band…if you followed over the years have created my favourite music ever! I adore HIM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kivitaulu Thom Slater

    I love sarcastic reviewers with their own head up their ass. Any band that has gotten as much acclaim and awards that H.I.M. have, must have some talent. I would love to see you go and write over 100 songs BY YOURSELF and become the biggest selling rock band in your country….go do that then talk shit about HIM. I’d love to do your job, must be easy talking shit about bands you don’t like and then getting paid for it. You are the lack of talent sir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kivitaulu Thom Slater

    I love sarcastic reviewers with their own head up their ass. Any band that has gotten as much acclaim and awards that H.I.M. have must have some talent. I would love to see you go and write over 100 songs BY YOURSELF and become the biggest selling rock band in your country….go do that then talk shit about HIM. I’d love to do your job, must be easy talking shit about bands you don’t like and then getting paid for it. You are the lack of talent sir.

  • Jay

    Any press is good press. Chris, youtube digital versatile doom tracks drown in this love, poison girl and right here in my arms. Afterwards, you may not like them but you can’t deny their talent. I’m not a beyonce or justin beaber fan but I’m not going to say they can’t sing. Ville valo of him has a four octave range in full voice. Not auto tuned. if you can’t listen to the music you are writing about , at least do your research first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajiruchan Ajirü Chan

    I see more lack of talent in your criticism … Keep trying, maybe someday you’ll get better ^^

  • Ville the pain

    HIM is the best an they have so many good songs you are just what they call a dumb ass

  • Adam

    You dont know what good music is.

  • Vania Sasha

    shut the fuck up dude i understand that you don’t like them but i don’t like your fuckin’ face and i don’t writte an article because of that .

  • Vania Sasha

    shut the fuck up dude i understand that you don’t like them but i don’t like your fuckin’ face and i don’t writte an article because of that .

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.mahoney.359 Mike Mahoney

    Chris, you have to be kidding . HIM are the epitome of what bandmates should play in a live or studio environment. They are extremely talented.