Label: NeoRecords - 14689 3 549 • Series: NEOH!T 2001 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal
Oksala intending to release the initial recordings as the finished album. After being rejected by the record label BMGproducer Kevin Shirley was brought in, who clashed with members of the band over his style of working. The recording process took eleven months, with outside influences within the industry and the extended time frame causing friction with the album, which ended up with a sleeker and more pop-oriented sound than its predecessors.
Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights received mixed reviews from critics, with some praise being given to the songwriting and Ville Valo 's vocal performance, but most criticized the album's production and overall commercial sound. Despite this, Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights charted in seven countries, peaking at number one in Love You Like I Do - HIM - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights (+ Bonus) and Austrialater going platinum and gold respectively.
The album was also the band's first to chart on the Billboard at number Three singles were released, with all reaching the top two in Finland. The supporting Love You Like I Do - HIM - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights (+ Bonus) for Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights saw HIM playing the US for the first time, but overall strained the band to the point of nearly breaking up. HIM began demoing songs for their third album in the northern fall of at Petrax Studios in Hollolawith producer T.
Due to pressure coming in from BMG's international branches to repeat the success of Razorblade Romanceproducer Kevin Shirley was brought on board to help helm the band's upcoming album, having previously worked with Bon JoviAerosmith and The Throwaway Generation - Tomorrows Too Late Crowes among others.
After recording finished, the tapes were sent to Randy Staub and Chris Lord-Alge to mix, with additional mixing being provided by John Fryerwho had produced the band's previous album. The overall sound of Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights has been described as more commercial and "poppy" than its predecessors. You can ask for help and not close your heart.
Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights was originally planned to be released in Maybut was pushed back to August, so the band could start a supporting tour around the same time.
No wonder the dams broke at some point. Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights received mixed reviews from critics. Borivoj Krgin of Blabbermouth. Jani Mikkonen of Helsingin Sanomat was La Drole De Bete - Dorothée - Pour Faire Une Chanson in his review, criticizing the sleeker production and softer sound, but gave praise to the addition of Burton and described the album's best moments as "straight-up pop songs".
Ravelin of Allmusic awarded the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, and described its sound as "utterly boring" and the songs as "lacking hooks". InValo revisited Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights and described it as a "fragmented, unnatural record", stating: "We were recovering from the cannon that was the last album and the way back to ground was through a lot of fumbling.
There were too many chefs on the record than there should have been, so the end result was incoherent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hard rock   gothic rock . HIM T. Oksala Kevin Shirley. Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved Juntunen Rock Hard. Offiziele Deutsche Charts.
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