Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Alphanumeric: Endless Dark

HIM: Endless Dark


Like many currently alpha-named bands, the letters making up the band name HIM stood for words (in this case, His Infernal Majesty) that were lost early on.

HIM (or H.I.M.) is a Finnish goth-metal band (or, as they describe it, "love metal"). They formed in 1995 behind vocalist Ville Valo, who also pens their songs, apart from some awesome covers (such as Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," which takes on a more ominous feel in their hands). I posted a Ville Valo cover of the classic duet Summer Wine about a year ago.

This version of 'Endless Dark' is from their 2003 album Love Metal. You can see their trademark "heartagram" from that album cover in the above image.

And I know where I belong
Away from your gods
That heal all wounds
And light this endless dark,
That shine on you and tame your burning heart
That bury my truth right into your arms
That worship the tomb of our forlorn love.

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