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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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  • Syndicaidramon

    V Here here!

    19 Apr 11:07pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    I hope their all of their next album sounds like Halo of Blood's title track.

    18 Apr 6:27pm Reply
  • emil636

    Best wishes Alexi ;P

    8 Apr 7:04am Reply
  • spineshank155

    I think they need to do more covers like Oops!I did it again XD [2]

    7 Apr 6:35pm Reply
  • jagarico1184

    :))))) http://www.xametal.net/2ch/hatebreeder.swf

    5 Apr 8:03am Reply
  • nnnienke

    @Lady-Cordelia Definitely.. inclusive epic solo. Hail \m/

    3 Apr 11:26pm Reply
  • Lady-Cordelia

    I think they need to do more covers like Oops!I did it again XD

    1 Apr 7:22pm Reply
  • UnrealAtrocity

    Check out The Conjuration's new album "Surreal"! Experimental/Artistic Death Metal at its best. Free album download at http://theconjuration.bandcamp.com

    31 Mar 1:28am Reply
  • Syndicaidramon

    Blast beats, tremolo riffing, atmospheric ambience and powerful, sky reaching shrieks is the way to go for Bodom. In my opinion at least.

    28 Mar 4:06pm Reply
  • Syndicaidramon

    @Hideki-Ryuga: Eh, I dunno. I find it to be somewhat lacking in speed, energy, and a bit too cheesy. It doesn't really have anything to keep my interest. If it had any particularly interesting riffs or melodies, then maybe that could make up for it's previously mentioned flaws. And while it does have a couple of those across the album, they're not exactly numerous. The guitars, for the most part, are just generic Thrash riffs. As such, it doesn't really have anything to keep my attention. It's just kinda "eh". Of course, that is just my opinion, but I find the darker, more energic, atmospheric, muscle flexing vibe of Halo of Blood to be more appealing.

    28 Mar 4:00pm Reply
  • Lord1349

    @Hideki-Ryuga, This album Hatebreeder will be no more unfortunately(

    28 Mar 12:27pm Reply
  • Hideki-Ryuga

    @Syndicaidramon What, nooo! They need to do more Power/MelodicDeath shit, like Hatebreeder. This is one of, if not THE best CoB tracks ever.

    28 Mar 4:11am Reply
  • Syndicaidramon

    They need to do more Black Metal influenced stuff like the Halo of Blood title track. One of, if not THE best CoB tracks ever.

    25 Mar 5:15pm Reply
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    25 Mar 2:29pm Reply
  • stephanielvern

    COB <3

    25 Mar 12:49am Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    ну музон можно погонять,но тексты это конечно бредятина жутчайшая.

    21 Mar 5:05am Reply
  • DestroyKun

    Поссал на предыдущего комментатора.

    20 Mar 2:39pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    это жуткий кал, тут даже комментарии излишни

    20 Mar 1:29pm Reply
  • Darknessabound

    I saw these guys back on February 23 in Calgary. They turned damn near the entire place into a moshpit.

    2 Mar 2:27am Reply
  • LoveRaven

    good power metal

    1 Mar 10:07pm Reply
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