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Tears on Tape (CD/DVD) (Limited Deluxe Edition)

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 30, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B00BQHA06A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,295 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Unleash The Red
2. All Lips Go Blue
3. Love Without Tears
4. I Will Be The End Of You
5. Tears On Tape
6. Into The Night
7. Hearts At War
8. Trapped In Autumn
9. No Love
10. Drawn & Quartered
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Heartkiller
2. Wings Of A Butterfly
3. Join Me (In Death)
4. The Kiss Of Dawn
5. The Funeral Of Hearts

Editorial Reviews

HIM make a welcome return with their 8th studio album Tears On Tape and first on new U.S. label, Razor & Tie. The band's new album, Tears On Tape was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (Apocalyptica, The 69 Eyes) and once again mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Robert Plant). Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrom, and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen, HIM's previous albums have seen them win a worldwide following, becoming the first Finnish act to achieve platinum sales in the U.S.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HIM Returns (Mostly) to Their Roots April 30, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
The last couple HIM albums (Venus Doom and Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice) seemed to have a different style than the other HIM albums to me (more so with Venus Doom). I am happy to say that after listening to the Tears On Tape, they have seemed to go back to their deeper, darker way of writing songs. You can still hear the influence that Venus Doom and Screamworks have on this new album (some upbeat, catchier tempos and choruses) but you can also hear some parts that remind you of their old songs. Overall I am not disappointed one bit with this album, and will be added to the complete collection of HIM albums I already have.

To me the best way to listen to a HIM album, especially a new one, is to put on a nice pair of headphones so you can feel the bass, turn the lights down low, close your eyes, let Ville's baritone voice suck you in and make your own music video in your mind.

EDIT: Well after listening to this album over and over at my desk while working, I can say this seems to be a mix of styles from all their albums.

Can definitely hear the Venus Doom sound right off the bat in "All Lips Go Blue". Razorblade Romance can be heard in "Tears On Tape". Screamworks can be heard in "Into The Night", "Hearts At War" & "Dawn & Quartered". Dark Light can be heard in "No Love". Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 can be heard in "W.L.S.T.D.".

Probably could go on about which albums sound like the songs come from but this is just what I thought of after a couple plays.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dont Judge it at first Listen. April 30, 2013
By CosTa
Format:Audio CD
Been a Fan for around 10-13 years, and i can say this is a good album, why? listen to it a couple of times and let it grow, you will find yourself coming back to it and singing along in no time.

I'm giving it 5 stars because it looks like they really worked on it and you can really tell there's a lot of heart that was put into it.

I would love to have one more Venus Doom (dark and mysterious)
but then again every HIM album is different , Love the artwork , Love the Lyrics, Love the album.

Compare it to other "metal" "alternative" albums out there, there's nothing quite like this.

fav tracks (so far): All Lips go blue,Love without tears ,W.L.S.T.D, Drawn and quartered .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deeply moving. May 21, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was not initially going to write a review, but now felt the need to do so. I personally believe this to be HIM's most mature album. The lyrics are intense, and honest. There is no frill to the words, no hidden meanings, but they are still so powerful in what they convey. It seems to be as though the words are an almost form of acceptance of life, of love, of loss. An understanding that nothing is perfect, but everything is just as it should be. Pain, hope, passion, love, sadness... All serve a purpose, and help to shape us as humans. Help us to grow, learn, and survive whatever may cross into our path.

Musically, this album is gorgeous. Such different styles, woven together to create a beautiful partnership with the lyrics. I am constantly in awe of the ability of the musicians in this band. This album showcases each of them in a fantastic way. You can clearly hear the talent each of these men possess.

The only negative about this album, and I must state I have only heard the mp3 version, is that sometimes Ville's voice is almost completely lost. I don't know if they intentionally set the levels this way, but I wish his voice was a bit more prominent in the songs. I don't know if the cd version of the album is the same, but I am hoping the vocals are a tad more clear.

All in all, I really adore this album. It was emotional, beautifully arranged, and well written. I wish all music could be this well done.

Carrie D.

Edit... After listening to the actual CD of this album, I can say the vocals are much clearer than the mp3 version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still awesome May 11, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album took me a couple of listens for it to grow on me. And it is officially a favourite album of mine. It has a certain heaviness to it that all HIM fans love. The only thing I will complain about is the booklet that comes with the album doesn't have the lyrics in it. So I'll be singing along to it with some of the wrong words haha!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album yet!!! May 7, 2013
By Melissa
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of H.I.M for over 10 years now. and I thought that Dark Light would be there best album ever..until I heard tears on tape!! this is the him I knew so long ago!! its incredible. a must have for any fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic HIM May 6, 2013
By P_Mull
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This album continues the classic melodic love music of my favorite band HIM. They have not changed their style and that's why they have continued to make album after album of music gold. I have been a fan of them since Razorblade Romance and they continue to keep their dark side in Tears on Tape.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only complaint is that it's too short May 5, 2013
By Whitney
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I considered giving this 4 stars because the album is too short. I decided against it because it leaves me wanting more, which any good CD should do, Anyway, this is my favorite HIM CD since Razorblade Romance. The overall feel of the album is haunting. It has so much beauty. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't rock, there're plenty pounding rhythms and squealing guitars for you to bang your heads to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love May 3, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
Love this album, definetly worth the wait! Happy they went back to Love Metal and Razorblade Romance days...All Lips Go Blue is one of my favs!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars a great cd
is a good album
Published 12 hours ago by Emmanuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great album. I love love love love love it!
Published 3 days ago by Deven Swinarski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My favorite band since I was a little kid and they did not disappoint
Published 11 days ago by Dan Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best, so far my favourite
The CD case is the thinner paper type, but I just put the music on my computer and store the cases anyways.
Great CD, as always from HIM.
Published 1 month ago by A. E. Gibbons
5.0 out of 5 stars Insanely Great Album
This Album Makes Me Want To Dance In Ways I Never Have Danced Before .Ville Valo is King.
Published 1 month ago by TwoGoths&TheirDogs
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
In good quality, and additional CD! Love it!
Published 2 months ago by Fengjiao Jiang
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This album and the songs are just amazing like all their other ones are, and this album is also written in Malachim!
Published 5 months ago by Andres Leyva
5.0 out of 5 stars HIM
I never get tired of HIM. Every CD is better than the last. It is like putting Poe to music.
Published 6 months ago by Sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars His Infernal Majesty!
Although there is a slight difference from the HIM of 2 decades ago, There is just no such thing as a bad HIM album. I listen to it constantly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by J. J. Nutter
5.0 out of 5 stars It's good.
All thou its not up to the standards that we are used to with HIM it still is a good album and hard-core fans will love it.
Published 7 months ago by Brian E Hilgard
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