Venus Doom

Label
Sire/Warner Bros.
Release date
14 Sep 2007
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
48:10

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Venus Doom 5:08 61,933
2 Love In Cold Blood 5:54 54,473
3 Passion's Killing Floor 5:14 84,946
4 The Kiss Of Dawn 5:55 71,385
5 Sleepwalking Past Hope 10:02 50,175
6 Dead Lovers' Lane 4:29 28,728
7 Song Or Suicide 1:10 47,814
8 Bleed Well 4:24 56,990
9 Cyanide Sun 5:54 46,144

About this album

Venus Doom is the sixth studio album by Finnish rock band HIM, released on 14 September 2007 (Germany, Finland, Sweden and Ireland), 17 September 2007 internationally and 18 September 2007 in the United States. Frontman Ville Valo calls the album the band’s heaviest yet, describing the roots of its sound in Metallica’s album Master of Puppets and My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless.

Venus Doom has both the longest and shortest running HIM tracks to date; the longest being “Sleepwalking Past Hope” (10:03) and the shortest being the acoustic “Song or Suicide” (1:10). The album was produced by Tim Palmer (Ozzy Osbourne, Dredg) and Hiili Hiilesmaa (The 69 Eyes, Apocalyptica). Ville Valo told Kerrang! magazine that there is a concept in a couple of the tracks written during the same period of time. Venus Doom is the first HIM studio album to feature a song featuring nothing but an acoustic guitar, aside from vocals.

The album has nine tracks to represent the nine circles of hell from Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The acoustic version of “Bleed Well” references this, featuring a verse that was dropped from the final recording. The verse contained the line ‘we’ll descend to the ninth and last, where we’re judged’ referencing the next track, the ninth track “Cyanide Sun.”

On 26 September, the album debuted at #12 in the US, with 38 000 copies sold. This is a record for a Finnish act. It made #31 in the UK. In Finland Venus Doom peaked at #2, and in Germany it debuted at #3.

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  • wobz

    BEST ALBUM EVER

    28 Apr 8:20am Reply
  • Bella_MarieSwan

    ♥ Amazing album ♥ [2]

    3 Jan 9:39am Reply
  • Kobra_Generosa

    "Venus Doom" is their last GREAT work to date...

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lasinenkissa

    I don't know why I hated this so much when it came out. I mean. After many years of avoiding it and finally giving it another change it turns out to be something freaking special!

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    I love the doom sound of this album ♥ Beautifully underrated

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nergoza

    eventhough I don't listen to the music like this anymore I'm coming back to Venus Doom, cause it's so fucking good.

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BadRomance6

    ♥ Amazing album ♥

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ScaryCreature

    Чуваки, да это самый потрясающий альбом!!!)))

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    still their best

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    @Cleverek ... ''Sleepwalking Past Hope'' is one of the best songs on the album and it's not so long actually. And yeah, I'm totally agree with you that the album is a true masterpiece.

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • streichhholz

    ah, back to my youth again... :D

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Cleverek

    Masterpiece <3 But I don't like the concept of 9 tracks among which one is of lenght of 10:02. I'd prefere two seperate songs instead of Sleepwalking Past Hope being soooo unendurable long.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    Amazing album. ♥

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lintu_secret

    My first HIM album, I can't describe, how much I love this album! ♥

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • AceHateCrew

    I think it's their darkest album,and the best along with 'Love Metal' for me...:)

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Nymphou

    "VD deserves much more attention than Screamworks" - i disagree, 'cause love Screamworks and VD equally, both are good albums.

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Patra1703

    No words can express my love to this album. <3

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SerTapsaHenrick

    My fave HIM album and easily the best cover art

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Roll_Mann

    oohh my gloomy favorite

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Magdalenencja

    the best album

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
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