on 11 October 2003
i'm proud to say that this is the best album i've ever heard....
the other HIM albums are very good,but i can't even compare them with this masterpiece...their first album is the most raw of their career so far,but the finnish melancholia and the darkness that this album had overpasses my imagination...don't expect of hearing very difficult songs on it..the intrumentation is actually quite simple....but i think that's enough to make an album of the year
1.Your Sweet Six Six Six 10/10...a classic HIM song....and a gothic anthem for any listener
2.Wicked Game10/10....a very good cover from Chris Isaak....even though the hard guitars rule in this song....the touchy thing of Isaak's song still remains there
3.The heartless 9/10...maybe that's the average song on this album....but the backing vocals are beautiful...an epic sad song
4.Our Diabolikal Rapture 10/10....one of the best tracks on this album..and infernal atmosphere and the stoner sound rullz..Black Sabbath with a gothic touch
5.It's All Tears 11/10...brilliant highlight of the album...a very sad ,strong song...the lyrics are really cool....and the song will easily grow up on you
6.When Love and Death Embrace 10/10...the album's ballad....when you first listen to this album...this song will be your favourite...
7.The Beggining of The End 10/10....this song rocks hard...the guitars are infernal mean while Ville's voice is so quiet...untill his voice explodes finally
8.(Don't Fear) The Reaper 10/10...this cover does much better than the original version from The Cult...
9.For You 11/10...i dunno how Ville wrote the lyrics from this song...cause they are fantastic..brilliant song
on 30 August 2006
This being HIMs first album, its a vaste improvement upon their early demo's. Very dark over tones are remminicent of the bands early inspirations such as Type O Negative and the Sisters of Mercy. The songs are pretty well written, and feature some great riffs and Linde's signiture screachy-crunchy sound. Includes early versions of hits Sweet 666 and the Chris Issak cover Wicked Game, though if your looking to get into HIM from watching TV, these arent the well known versions (look into Razorblade Romance for those). It has some gems of its own though, including my personal fav Its All Tears and For You, and also a cover of the Blue Oyster Cult classic Dont Fear the Reaper.
A great CD in its own right, though for people new to HIM possibly not one to start with, try going for the more popular Razor Blade Romance. A must for converting Type O Negative fans however.
on 26 August 2007
For my first review, i decided i got to review an album i love and would recommend to anybody... This is the first album that came to mind! HIMs first album is my favourite as it's the total opposite of Razorblade Romance, instead of being well polished and very clean feeling, this album is dark and dirty! Razorblade Romance (I'm going to start to refer to this as RR from now on) is usually the ideal choice for new HIM fans however, if your a fan a heavier music and want to hear the darker and slightly heavier side of this band, this is the album for you!
for starters, the album starts off with "Your Sweet 666" and "Wicked Game", both of which can be found on RR, but these are darker versions, so if you choosing your next HIM album from RR, this is an ideal choice.
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "When Love and Death Embrace" are the longer tracks on this album, both about 6 minutes and both with a similar feel. These are the slower songs witch are very powerful and have a strong emphasis of love behind them, stronger than most of they're over songs (on any album).
"The Heartless", "Our Diabolikal Rapture", "It's All Tears", and "The Beginning of the End" are all mid-tempo songs and a lot of people that i speak to seem to have a different favourite out of these 4. they are all great songs but my personal favourite song is the last track...
"For You" is the final track on this album, starting with a soft melody and then going into a powerful guitar riff, this song is a usual favourite and a great end to the album.
with heavy riffs through-out, female backing vocals and powerful song structures, this album is a must for all HIM fans, particularly the fans that prefer the heavier/darker side of the band
on 24 April 2004
This album is shockingly good. It says that there are 9 tracks on thisalbum which is true, but not really you there are 66 tracks on this album(66 - vol.666) from track 10 to 65 there is nothing no music what so ever!but on the last track, 66 Is about 8-9 mins long for the first 6 minsthere is nothing but fast forward it to about 6-7 minutes on and there ishidden track about 2 mins long! (its like a little melody) they don't tellu that, do they!!!
on 24 February 2011
Most of us, the 'old' fans of HIM dream to hear that sound again. If anyone hears the 'Screamwors' album, will have big difficulty relaying it to 'Greates Lovesongs'. It's raw, fast, dark, even primitive in comparisson to the overpolished 'Screamworks'.
And its onlybad side is that it has only 9 songs. :)
It's definitely worth every penny!
on 9 February 2000
Greatest Love Songs 666 is a great debut album by the Finnish rock group HIM. There is a fantastic balance between the heaviness of the guitars and the strength of the vocalist's voice. There is a great cover version of 'Wicked Game' by Chris Issacs, which will have you bouncing off your bedroom walls! From this there is the song 'Heartless'. The song comes together so well with the gliding melody and deep lyrics. The feel of the album is something dark, but also tongue-in-cheek, which makes it a lot of fun