HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue


4.5
superb

Review

by Nightside USER (7 Reviews)
June 24th, 2006 | 14 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist


HIM (His Infernal Majesty) is:
Ville Valo-Vocals
Daniel Lioneye (Linde)-Guitar
Mige-Bass
Burton-Keyboards
Gas Lipstick-drums

666 Ways To Love Is an EP put out by HIM in Finland, 1996. This was their first studio effort. 1000 copies were produced and the cost of this today, is up to $700. This includes one of their most important singles - "Wicked Game". (cover by Chris Issack.) The woman featured on the cover is Ville Valo's mother, taken in the 60's.

Stigmata Diaboli (2:57)
The first track on the album starts out right away with heavy hitting guitar, drums, bass, and and screaming in the background. The eerie vocals and screaming really adds to the atmosphere of the song. This track is really fun just to rock out to. It doesn't have a guitar solo, and it's a bit short however, still a excellent song. (4.5/5)

Wicked Game (3:54)
The track "Wicked Game" is originally performed by Chris Issack. HIM gives this track some more life to it by adding some catchy, also heavy guitar. I would have really enjoyed a nice solo by Linde but this does okay. This was HIM's first single and one of their most well known. I really enjoy the lyrics, althought they are really Chris issack's. "What a wicked game to play to make me feel this way, what a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you" I believe HIM did a great job with this cover. (4/5)

Dark Sekret Love (5:16)
Starts out quiet with wispers and after a a few seconds a heavy guitar comes in. This song is very heavy, not fast, but melodic. This song really sounds evil because of the repeated use of the number "666" and the constant screeches on the guitar. A woman is also featured singing on this song, and during the chorus they chant "are 666 has got a name we buried its flames again and again for it is our dark secret love" As the song progresses, it gets a little more upbeat and they start chanting faster and their is a a lot of "ooh ahhs" towards the end. (5/5)

The Heartless (4:20)
This is a ballad off this album is one of my favorites by HIM. This is a very melodic and atmospheric track. This song is about a person that has no one to love and can't seem to find anybody in life. (I guess you could tell from the title). At about 2:30 in the song it gets quiet and you think it�s just about over, however you are smacked in the face with a heavy distorted breakdown. The song finishes with a chorus and fades away. A very good ending for the EP. (4.5/5)

This album is extremely hard to find, so if you can't get it then you can easily download some of these songs off of itunes or Limewire. I especially recomend "Dark Sekret Love". Leave comments on what you liked or disliked about my review and if you think I may need improvement. - Nightside :)



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a_martini_kiss
June 24th 2006


93 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love H.I.M. and I thought this was amazing. Good review. It's a little short but it gets the point out.

metallicaman8
June 24th 2006


4677 Comments


Kind of meh review. I don't like this album either.

Nightside
June 24th 2006


102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What does EP stand for?

a_martini_kiss
June 24th 2006


93 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Extended Play. I'm pretty sure.This Message Edited On 06.24.06

RazorBladeLight
July 15th 2006


258 Comments


i have a question nightside... do you actually have this album because i am interested in knowing if they sound the same as their later versions or if they are different in sound or music in any way

RazorBladeLight
July 15th 2006


258 Comments


sorry i just read my comment and i don't think it sounds understandable. by if "they" i mean the songs. sorry if i just made myself sound stupid but i just wanted to clarify that i was talking about the songs

Nightside
July 16th 2006


102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Razorbladelight, i have the original songs, because I downloaded them off limewire from people that had one of the original copies.

RazorBladeLight
July 18th 2006


258 Comments


so do they sound identical to their later re-releases or do they have any difference in them???
I'm just interested because I have found a bunch of demos of theirs like Serpent Ride and something that I imagine Your Sweet 666 evolved from but the name escapes me right now

RazorBladeLight
July 18th 2006


258 Comments


so do they sound identical to their later re-releases or do they have any difference in them???
I'm just interested because I have found a bunch of demos of theirs like Serpent Ride and something that I imagine Your Sweet 666 evolved from but the name escapes me right now

Nightside
August 23rd 2006


102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Heartless and Wicked Game sound identical to the versions played in Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666. Wicked Game sounds much different in Razorblade Romance

I don't think that Serpent Ride evoloved from Sweeit 666. i could be wrong though. (The reason I haven't done any reviews or answered comments is because I've been on vacation without access to a computer.)

indietrash
March 27th 2007


85 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

1. it's called 666 Ways to Love: Prologue.
2. it's Isaak, not Issack.
3. the members involved on this ep is Ville Hermanni Valo, Mikko Viljami Lindström, Mikko Henrik Julius Paananen and Juhana Tuomas Rantala.

other than that - an okay review.


btw, RRL, the song that sounds like Your Sweet Six Six Six is called The Phantom Gate, and is track 3 on disc 2 of This Is Only the Beginning.

heartaterry
August 27th 2008


1 Comments


Uhh- Nightside:


The Heartless, and Wicked Game aren't the ones from Greatest Lovesongs.

The Heartless on this is 7:25 in length.
And the Wicked Game was from the This Is Only the Beginning demo.
I have 666 Ways to Love: Prologue, and you're wrong.


Know your shit before you post it online.

lunalovemetal666
June 13th 2010


7 Comments


love this album so much HIM forever LOVEMETAL for life and why doesn't anyone actully put a picture of themselves? I did.

Counterfeit
June 13th 2010


17819 Comments


love this kid..



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