Title: “Killing Loneliness” (Single)
Label: Sire Records
Release Date: 2/1/2006
Genre: Gothic Hard Rock
When I launched the PiercingMetal.com website last April my main goal of it was to support as many of the bands that I personally enjoyed in addition to all of the incredible “homework” from the record companies that were counting on my thoughts for their artists. Now I’ve mentioned being a fan of the Finnish Hard Rock band HIM and for their “Dark Light” CD I even offered up my first ever single review for “Wings Of A Butterfly” and that would have been it since the full album was reviewed not long after on THIS LINK. Of course, here we are some months after that release where the band has decided to release a second single in “Killing Loneliness”. Here are my thoughts on this number alone.
The song begins with a solemn piano sound before coming in with a cutting riff. Lyrically this finds Ville continuing to pine over the sadness that is often tied to romance and I felt that they chorus might be catchy enough for the new listener to follow along with and repeat until its stuck with them. Perhaps that’s why a second number was issued as a solo track some months after the full record came out. I like the tune but am already a fan of their vibe and hope that by speaking of these singles as well as the main release am convincing others to take a chance. Let’s see what happens. I also liked the cover art for the single which should show up nicely once you load it onto your digital music collection.
1. Killing Loneliness
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