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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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  • LydiaHudson

    Best band ever!!!!

    16 Dec 1:31pm Reply
  • rusverm

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

    28 Nov 7:00am Reply
  • versionfiv

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

    25 Nov 8:12pm 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 3:30am Reply
  • SergeyBolnoy

    Здрасьтите! А? Таки вышел первый альбом нашей новой с Виктором Э. группы. Альбом называется Шаткий Мост Над Бесконечной Пропастью. Пожалуйста. https://yadi.sk/d/O9rR9rJFaYgFw http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4821353 Опрос для тех, кто уже послушал хотя бы кусочек с альбома. http://vk.com/wall-50124688_127

    15 Nov 7:03pm 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 8:11pm 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 8:07pm Reply
  • bassius

    Kalmah is so much better.

    5 Nov 4:53pm Reply
  • YesterdaysRain

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

    3 Nov 1:36pm Reply
  • trueCANCER

    ahuennyj band

    21 Oct 6:36pm Reply
  • DarkAnonym

    Зять, иди домой, включай баян, крути бельё!

    15 Oct 10:10am 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 9:07am 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 12:35am Reply
  • matliber2

    (*-*) \\m/

    24 Sep 8:50pm Reply
  • DDarkworker

    Is the last album worth anything? I dislike everything they put out after Hate Crew

    22 Sep 8:17pm Reply
  • daanish11

    Why is'nt 'Not my Funeral' in the top 10!!?

    8 Sep 3:48pm Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    По мне очень даже атмосферно и технично. Энергия есть, да и гармонии между гитарами и клавишными тоже не отнять.

    7 Sep 9:35am Reply
  • Syndicaidramon

    @emil636: Why? Just... Why? Those pictures are all terrible.

    27 Aug 11:41pm Reply
  • Beikk

    As long as the twilight veils The decadence we embrace More than the ones we love We're ardent, we're burning down Not afraid of crying, sorrow and foe Not afraid of falling down below To the night, recklessly we fly Like living dead we'll never die <3

    25 Aug 1:42am Reply
  • missLUCIFERR

    \\m/ yeaaaaaa

    20 Aug 9:24pm Reply
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