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HIM initially began recording the album with producer Hiili Hiilesmaawho had helmed the group's debut albumhowever these sessions proved unsuccessful, and HIM parted ways with Hiilesmaa, and recruited John Fryer. The band, along with Fryer, relocated to Rockfield Studios in Wales to begin recording, and released the album on 24 January Musically, the album featured a sleeker production and a more melodic sound compared to their debut.
The song also found its way on to the soundtrack of Sad End To The Game - Francesco De Masi - Vizi Privati, Pubbliche Virtù (Colonna Sonora Originale De science fiction film The Thirteenth Floor. Razorblade Romance received mostly positive review from critics, with particular praise being given to the songwriting, while the more polished production received some criticism.
The album also charted in six countries, peaking at number one in Finland, Germany and Austria, later going double platinum, triple gold, and gold respectively. Razorblade Romance would also go on to chart in the United States in Januarymaking it the band's first album to chart in the US. Three further singles were released from the album, two of which reached number one in Finland. Razorblade Romance was followed by an intensive supporting tour, which nearly resulted in the band breaking up.
You just didn't bother saying 'this sucks' anymore. The first two songs to be recorded were "I Love You Prelude to Tragedy " and "Poison Girl", which Fryer began mixing early on while the band left to go on tour. It also felt great that the band was together all the time".
After recording finished, Fryer and Valo began mixing the album in Londonand were once again horrified to find that "everything sounded like shit". After finishing the mixing, the tapes were flown to Sterling Sound in New Yorkwhere they were mastered by George Marino.
The overall sound of Razorblade Romance features less focus on guitar than the band's debut, in favor a sleeker and more melodic sound, influenced by the music of the s.
Short, tight, and smacks you right in the face". HIM initially wanted to release Razorblade Romance in the fall of in Finland, in order to start a supporting tour, but BMG Germany refused, fearing the album would be bought there through importing. After the album's release, HIM began the supporting tour for Razorblade Pet Shop Boys - In Depth with a seventeen date Finnish leg, which was entirely Razorblade Kiss - HIM - HIM (Коллекция Альбомов 1998-2001) . Razorblade Romance received mostly positive reviews from critics.
Borivoj Krgin of Blabbermouth. Holger Stratmann of Rock Hardwho rated the album nine out of ten, praised HIM's ability to surpass their debut and their skill to write "simple, compact earworms".
Ravelin of Allmusic was Razorblade Kiss - HIM - HIM (Коллекция Альбомов 1998-2001) in his review, calling the album "over-produced" and awarding it two-and-a-half stars out of five. InValo revisited Razorblade Romance and called it the band's "success", stating: "With this record Moon River - Various - Love Songs - Musik Für Zärtliche Stunden created a gilded cage for ourselves.
Something wonderful, that you're the captive of". All tracks written by Ville Valoexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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