"By the time HiM released Razorblade Romance in 1999, it's fans were well-versed in the band's oeuvre, as well as it's lyrical fascination with love and death. It's first official full-length album, 1997?s gothic-kissed Greatest Love Songs: Vol. 666, focused on the agony of pining after the object of one's desire, a person whom Valo frequently beckoned to join his side. The tightly intertwined themes of amour and mortality remains strong on Razorblade Romance." - Christa Titus, Billboard.