Its nucleus consists of the Eysel brothers Yorck (vocals, lyrics) and Gunnar (bass). The band was active from 1989–2001 and is now on (indefinite) hiatus. Its early sound reminisces the style of the Fields of the Nephilim. They made their breakthrough with the 1992 album An Irony of Fate
, which marked the debut of English guitarist Mark Wheeler. This album showcased a transition to a more hard rock-influenced style.In the mid-1990s, Love Like Blood turned to gothic metal with the album Exposure
.On their 2000 album, Enslaved + Condemned
, Love Like Blood made a rendition of Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry's song "Seven Seconds", giving the pop song a more ragged metal-oriented sound.In January 2010, it was announced that Love Like Blood would be performing live for the "first and only" time since 1999 at the Twentieth Anniversary Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig.