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Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the city of Espoo, near Helsinki. The name of the band comes from one of the most famous Finnish murder cases of all time. (The murdering of three teenagers one night at Lake Bodom back in the 60’s.)

Early Children of Bodom albums are inspired by classical music and death metal (Red Light in My Eyes pt. 1 starts with a line from J.S. Bach’s Invention No.13 in A minor and Red Light in My Eyes pt. 2 includes selections from Mozart’s 25th Symphony), and later albums are more inspired by a commercial thrash and hair metal, losing some of its earlier melodic style. A precise definition for their musical genre is discussed by fans and the specialized press alike, often discounting the influences of the band and the composition of songs. The lyrics of their songs are written in the English language and are often of a simplistic nature, dealing with the subjects of death and personal struggles. As the band grows in experience, so does their playing style. They seem to change one way or another with every album that gets released. Even the album cover arts seems to change as the band grows. They are now also hitting the mainstream part of metal, their name and style being more known now. COB continues to inspire many musicians alike and more join the COBHC everyday.

The bandmembers include Alexi Laiho (lead guitar and vocals), Janne Warman (keyboard), Roope Latvala (rhythm guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Henkka T. Blacksmith (bass guitar).


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  • MegaDave89

    They were excellent until Are You Dead Yet? Halo Of Blood are okay thou.

    15 May 10:06am Reply
  • metaloly999


    9 May 6:46pm Reply
  • rusverm

    Приглашаю в критику и аналитику рок-песен В группе много полезного.

    6 May 8:08pm Reply
  • CVince9

    So a new album yeah :D

    29 Apr 8:53am Reply
  • iprayforplagues

    the best!

    25 Apr 12:04pm Reply
  • MetalPoetry

    waste of skin is the best COB song in years. [2]

    13 Apr 10:15pm Reply
  • lady_valerie

    Fav band ever ^___^

    13 Apr 6:26pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Big Fan Here

    10 Apr 11:03pm Reply
  • forfrosne

    Tbh most of their albums get a bad rap. Both AYDY? and RRF were very good albums. Probably the only band I know of who dropped synths and got heavier and actually got slated for it.

    10 Apr 8:07pm Reply
  • Kaiser_19

    waste of skin is the best COB song in years.

    6 Apr 7:52am Reply
  • versionfiv

    blooddrunk is decent too. it gets a bad rap.

    27 Mar 12:41am Reply
  • sizoxxx

    my gruop

    10 Mar 3:40pm Reply
  • wormvortex

    Just listening to Halo of Blood for the first time, having completely written them ff after Hatecrewdeathroll and wish I'd checked it out soon. While it's no follow the reaper or hatebreeder it's a damn solid comeback for the band!

    9 Mar 11:45am Reply
  • Crimson_Kai

    ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

    19 Feb 8:23pm Reply
  • Lord1349

    wert100500, да этот говноед вообще не знает что пишет) смеяться даже не получается над его рецензиями.

    7 Feb 8:34pm Reply
  • Milanoska4

    My favorite band. Laihoism \\m/

    4 Feb 7:47pm Reply
  • wert100500

    Не трогайте бодунов. Моя первая экстремальная группа :З

    3 Feb 6:00pm Reply
  • AHFall

    One of the most boring mdm bands imho

    2 Feb 9:13am Reply
  • wert100500

    rusverm, Великолепное начало 10\\10, отличное с 0:43 - 0:53 8\\10, удовлетворительный куплет 6\\10, прекрасный переход на припев с 1:13 - 1:45 9\\10, хороший припев 7\\10, великолепная инструменталка с 2:05 - 2:23 10\\10 == И это блядь критика песен??? Кто это писал о музыке ничего не знает. Как и о критике.

    1 Feb 10:10am Reply
  • Lord1349

    Russian_Wolf, это с чего ты так решил?

    31 Jan 7:00am Reply
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