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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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  • versionfiv

    blooddrunk is decent too. it gets a bad rap.

    Yesterday 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
  • tntmk

    I totally forgot how fucking awesome they sound. COB RULES!

    31 Jan 1:50am Reply
  • wandy-kalmah

    foda demais essa banda!

    27 Jan 8:12am Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    наши походу больше всех делают кассу этим финикам))

    19 Jan 7:24am Reply
  • Kaledaso

    Brain-Sickman, вот именно, тем более дал ссылку на обоссаный всеми ВК.

    7 Jan 5:40am Reply
  • Kaledaso

    Best melodeathband ever.[2]

    7 Jan 5:38am Reply
  • Brain-Sickman

    rusverm , да никому на хрен не нужны твои поганенькие "обзоры" ))

    6 Jan 6:13pm Reply
  • Satan1st

    наши парни) алкаши!!!

    5 Jan 9:48pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Best melodeathband ever.

    4 Jan 4:16pm Reply
  • LydiaHudson

    Best band ever!!!!

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rusverm Downfall низко оценена в критике рок песен.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
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