Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights is the third studio album by Finnish band HIM, released on 27 August 2001. This is the first album that keyboardist Janne Puurtinen took part in, thus making it the first album with HIM's longest-lasting lineup, which lasted until 2015. Deep Shadows remains the last studio album to feature Ville Valo on the cover art. A two disc remastered edition was released on December 15, 2014 via The End Records.
Janne Puurtinen joined the band on keyboards for the recording of the album; the resulting lineup existed for longer than any other that HIM ever used, and remained intact until 2015, when drummer Mika Karppinen left the band.
The album showed steady and continued success in their native Finland, topping both the Finnish and German charts. In 2004, the album peaked at number 190 on the Billboard 200 and number 10 on the Top Heatseekers chart.
The album has been described as "...take[ing] their dark, brooding, hard rock sound into more pop-friendly territory[...]even then, the group has not lost its guitar-driven bite or tragic/romantic edge, as frontman Ville Valo waxes melancholic about love and lust on these hook-laden tunes"