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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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  • Lord1349

    Russian_Wolf, это с чего ты так решил?

    Yesterday 7:00am Reply
  • tntmk

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

    Yesterday 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

    http://vk.com/kritikarokpesen?w=wall-51140227_5205 Downfall низко оценена в критике рок песен.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    more creedence covers. this band is great for people just getting into metal.

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Feng24

    I've come across a fair few bands on Last.fm recently who have a pretty poorly written bio, and CoB fall under this sadly. Definitely could do with a rewrite!

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    "Wish they would go back to their old sound.... Halo Of Blood is alright I guess, but it's certainly not Something Wild, Hatebreeder, or Follow the Reaper........ It's not a return to their old style, I don't know why so many people saying that." if you judge an album by comparing it to their previous works, you're a fool... Yeah, it's a bit "sad" that the band that wrote classics like Something Wild & Follow the Reaper also released the unbelievably awful RRF, but that album sucks on its own, let alone compared to their previous works. Halo of Blood, on its own, is a really good album, but if I listened to it expecting to hear FTR I'd be a bit disappointed. COB hit their peak with Follow the Reaper, and I don't think it's reasonable to think they could ever release something on par with it, let alone better than it..

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    Follow the Reaper (9.5/10)> Hate Crew Deathroll (9/10) > Something Wild (8.5/10) > Hatebreeder (8/10) = Halo of Blood (8/10) >>> Are You Dead Yet? (7/10) > Blooddrunk (6.5/10) >> Relentless Reckless Forever (3,5/10)

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bassius

    Kalmah is so much better.

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • YesterdaysRain

    V Y вас рак мозга, или, вправду, нет мозга?))

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • DarkAnonym

    Зять, иди домой, включай баян, крути бельё!

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LaserLobotomy

    Wish they would go back to their old sound.... Halo Of Blood is alright I guess, but it's certainly not Something Wild, Hatebreeder, or Follow the Reaper........ It's not a return to their old style, I don't know why so many people saying that.

    6 Oct 2014 Reply
  • skwisgaarthegod

    I don't mind it, it's a lot closer to their older stuff than any of their other post-HCD albums.

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
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