Today I decided to give COB's new album a listen, Kerrang had only given it 2 K’s, so I guess my expectations were pretty low from the second I pressed play.
Starting with Not My Funeral The album definitely starts with a belter, true to Bodom's usual style. Stylistically it reminded me of material from Hate Crew Deathroll . Personally, I felt it was a good choice for the album opener, as it has some excellent riffs, and is packed with catchy melodies, and a pretty good chorus. Defiantly a good start. [8/10]
Moving on to
Shovel Knockout, Alexi starts the track with a massive growl, which sets the tone for the rest of the track. It's certainly grown on me, as I've listened to it more- and it's getting catchier with every listen. The guitars are pretty fierce, and I feel the solo is one of the strongest on the album. From the first two tracks it, it felt like the standard of the record had been set... [8/10]