Razorblade Romance is the second studio album by Finnish gothic rock band HIM. Released on 24 January 2000, HIM initially began recording the album with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, who helmed the group’s 1997 debut album. These sessions proved unsuccessful, however, and HIM parted ways with Hiilesmaa and recruited John Fryer, with whom the band relocated to Rockfield Studios in Wales to begin recording. Musically, the album featured a sleeker production and a more melodic sound compared to their debut. The album’s lead single “Join Me in Death” would prove to be HIM‘s breakthrough single, reaching number one in Finland and Germany. The song also found its way on to the soundtrack of the 1999 science fiction film The Thirteenth Floor.