The Weekly Mixx #1: RIP HIM

HIM is about to embark on their final tour as a band. It’s crazy to think I started listening to them after someone gave a mix with their song “Join Me In Death” on it way back in tenth grade. So for the first week of The Weekly Mixx, I present to you my favorite FIVE HIM tracks.

“You Are The One” off of Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights 

Deep Shadows is hands down my favorite HIM record. So many gems on this release. A lot of them were featured in Bam Margera’s debut film Haggard. I remember falling to sleep after countless marathons of this movie and when I would wake up, the DVD menu would be looping on the TV. This was the song that was playing on the menu. Stuck in my head ever since and I don’t mind. It’s my favorite song off the album.

Yes I’ve done my evil. I’ve done my good. Just believe me honey, I won’t let go of you…

 

“Bury Me Deep Inside Your Heart” off of Razorblade Romance

When it comes to love songs, this is up there. It’s slow, epic, and was the soundtrack to a high school romance. Go figure.

All I ever wanted was you, my love. You’re all I ever wanted is you, my love. Your’re all I ever wanted, just you.

 

“The Sacrament” off of Love Metal

The Piano is one amazing instrument. This track starts off with a beautiful piano melody that sets the stage for how amazing this song really is. I remember listening to Love Metal for the first time and this being my favorite track off the album. Still is.

The sacrament of love. The sacrament of warmth is true. The sacrament is you…

 

“The Foreboding Sense Of Impending Happiness” off of Screamworks: Love In Theory and Practice

This song is just purely amazing. Something about the production on this one. Just hits the ears perfectly. It’s really different from a lot of the material they put out. I love when bands take a chance.

Come look at the scars. Smother a heart, opening up…

 

“Don’t Fear The Reaper” off of Greatest Lovesongs Vol. 666

Anytime I hear this song in general, it makes me think of the 1978 horror classic, Halloween. The duet between Ville Valo and Sanna-June is so beautiful. I love how gothic this version is. I haven’t heard a bad cover of this but this is by far my favorite cover.

Come on baby… Don’t fear the Reaper

 

 

Glenn Rodriguez
Filmmaker, Podcaster, Vinyl Collector, and Horror Movie Fan