Only by the Nightis for me one of the most classic albums from the 2000s in alternative rock genre. It has a soul and feeling that few others in the genre got and the songs are of the highest class. It really felt that the Kings of Leon in 2008 was close of being one of the really big arena rock band, but has since then lost momentum, unfortunately. This is much due to that the sequel Come Around Sundown was not as good and lacked the necessary hits to give them radio time and attention. Mechanical Bull, which came out in 2013, won’t unfortunately take back the band to the position they had a handful of years ago. However, I think it is better than its predecessor, with a number of really strong tracks and an more even level of tracks. Is thinking of songs like "Wait for Me", "Supersoaker" and "Beautiful War" which shows all the band's best side with a cool and moody indie touch. However, I miss once again the little unexpected melodies and song structures that Only by the Night had and made â€‹â€‹it unique and special.
A really good album anyway and most fans will appreciate it, including myself!
During 2001, before the band´s third release, the members of HIM (His Infernal Majesty) formed a new band called Daniel Lioneye. This was intended as a solo project of guitarist Linde, who took on the vocal spot and the stage name Daniel Lioneye for it. Migé Amour played bass, Ville Valo was on drums, with Hiili on keyboards, and Ike on sound effects. They released two albums, ´The King of Rock´n Roll´, in September 2001, and ´Vol. II´ in April 2010.