Dark Light is the fifth studio album by Finnish gothic rock band HIM. Released on 26 September 2005, HIM began recording the album in March 2005 at the Paramour Estate is Los Angeles, California, with producer Tim Palmer, who had also mixed the band’s previous album Love Metal. Dark Light also served as HIM‘s first worldwide release with Sire Records, with whom the band had signed with in September 2004. In Finland however, the album was released under the band’s own label Heartagram. Musically Dark Light featured a more “polished” and “accessible” sound than previous albums, and was written as a cross between Black Sabbath and U2, also influenced by the work of composer Angelo Badalamenti.