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|4.5 superb||SushiCombo | January 13th 23|
The title track is the highlight for me. Feels great having Ville back making music.
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|3.4 great||Raul Stanciu STAFF | January 13th 23|
This is the softer HIM side, as Ville takes a couple of steps ahead into becoming the goth Chris Isaak. The production and the guitars especially sound a bit muffled and overall it's too much of the same stuff. The ideas are nice, but needed that extra heaviness Linde brought on the tightest HIM records.
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|3.0 good||Antonius | August 16th 23|
Valo's debut album bridges HIM's post-Love Metal era with his personal vision for music. Despite containing some scattered elements of symphonic metal which will bring fellow Finnish act Nightwish into mind, Neon Noir is built with the same goth rock elements and the 'love rmetal' brand that HIM created and served so faithfully throughout their lifespan. Granted, many songs will bring nostalgia to HIM fans as they have both the typical mournful melodies and Valo's lighter melodic register encapsulated in the same conventional dark beauty. There are some nice ideas here but personally, I would have liked some extra heaviness. Recommendations: "Run Away From the Sun", "Baby Lacrimarium", "The Foreverlost", "Salute the Sanguine".
|4.0 excellent||chilledpunkrock | January 14th 23|
Take HIM, add a little more a-ha style synthpop and other 80s ballady stuff, and sadly subtract some of the power and presence of Ville's vocals, and you've got this. It's exactly what I hoped it would be, title track goes especially hard.
|2.0 poor||this space for rent | January 13th 23|
Ville's distinctive voice still sounds great but
this solo effort is sadly a one-note performance of
single-vision songs all doled out at the same
|3.0 good||Cam | April 23rd 23|
|4.5 superb||MynisK | February 14th 23|
|3.5 great||Tim00w | February 3rd 23|
|3.0 good||Matty CONTRIBUTOR | January 22nd 23|
|3.0 good||Sowing STAFF | January 16th 23|
|3.0 good||Lassie | January 16th 23|
|3.0 good||manosg STAFF | January 15th 23|
|3.0 good||bremer | January 15th 23|
|4.0 excellent||KManoc1 | January 14th 23|
|5.0 classic||Juuso | January 13th 23|
|2.5 average||Trey STAFF | January 13th 23|
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