In 2007, HIM released Venus Doom, the making of which was marred by problems in Valo's personal life.
Despite this, the album gave the band their highest chart position in the US at number twelve.
We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key.
Thank you." Valo further elaborated on the band's decision to call it quits later, stating: "We got together and started playing some songs and thinking whats next [...] We felt like the new material wasn't taking flight.
Aside from previously released material, the collection also included two new songs; "And Love Said No", and a cover of Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man".
Both were given music videos, with Bam Margera once again directing.
HIM took a break in 2016, during which time Lindström, Mige and Burton reunited as Daniel Lioneye, while Valo released his first solo single and made several guest appearances on other artists' releases.
In the announcement, Valo stated: "After quarter of a century [sic] of love and metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored.According to Valo: "After what we considered a disappointment with Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights, because there were so many chefs in the kitchen, we wanted to be a band [...] that we control what we do, and everybody else can fuck-off." Love Metal was also the band's first album to make prominent use of the band's logo, the heartagram, on its cover, which Valo called "a statement of intent [...] musically, visually and ideologically." Love Metal went platinum in Finland and gold in Germany, and three singles were also released, with "The Funeral of Hearts" peaking at number one in Finland, number five in Germany, and number fifteen in the UK, among others.Love Metal was also well received by critics, with Petri Silas of Soundi giving it three out of five stars, while Allmusic's Rob Theakston stated that "the songwriting is as strong as it has been in quite some time and a newly found sense of urgency keeps the record going at a well-tempered pace." In March 2004, HIM released And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997–2004, which peaked at number two in Finland, number five in Germany, number nine in Austria, and number 30 in the UK, later going gold in Finland.In 2015, Gas Lipstick announced his departure from the band to pursue other musical projects, and was subsequently replaced by Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger.On 5 March 2017, HIM announced that the band would be disbanding following a farewell tour in 2017.The band have released eight studio albums, five compilations, three video releases, two box sets, along with one live and one remix album.