Relentless, Reckless Forever

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Ask heavy metal detractors what rubs them the wrong way the most about the genre, and one possible reason could be that, more often than not, metallists take themselves way too seriously. But that can't be said about Children of Bodom, who have showed their lighter side when it comes to their knack for selecting cover tunes over the years (Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers, etc.). And on their 2011 release, Relentless, Reckless Forever, those who purchase the iTunes version will be "treated" to a reading of Eddie Murphy's '80s cheese classic "Party All the Time." Elsewhere throughout Relentless, Reckless Forever, you'll endure a blitzkrieg of vicious yet tricky guitar riffs and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Ask heavy metal detractors what rubs them the wrong way the most about the genre, and one possible reason could be that, more often than not, metallists take themselves way too seriously. But that can't be said about Children of Bodom, who have showed their lighter side when it comes to their knack for selecting cover tunes over the years (Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers, etc.). And on their 2011 release, Relentless, Reckless Forever, those who purchase the iTunes version will be "treated" to a reading of Eddie Murphy's '80s cheese classic "Party All the Time." Elsewhere throughout Relentless, Reckless Forever, you'll endure a blitzkrieg of vicious yet tricky guitar riffs and solos, while "singer" Alexi Laiho knows only two ways to deliver a vocal line -- growl and/or shout. But it's not all pedal to the metal from beginning to end, at least from a musical standpoint -- for every ferocious rocker (the album-opening "Not My Funeral") there is a breather ("Roundtrip to Hell and Back"). And there are tunes that lie somewhere between these two aforementioned approaches, most obviously being the album's leadoff single/video, "Was It Worth It?" And as evidenced by the album's title track, the band has a slight goth edge to its attack, thanks to the keyboard work of Janne Wirman. As with many modern-day metallists, these Finnish lads come up with some rather fitting song titles for the accompanying musical ferocity -- "Shovel Knockout" being the best of the bunch. Front to back, Relentless, Reckless Forever is probably the most consistent Children of Bodom release yet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • UPC: 602527604657
  • Catalog Number: 4657
  • Sales rank: 56,125

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Not My Funeral (4:55)
  2. 2 Shovel Knockout (4:03)
  3. 3 Roundtrip to Hell and Back (3:47)
  4. 4 Pussyfoot Miss Suicide (4:10)
  5. 5 Relentless Reckless Forever (4:41)
  6. 6 Ugly (4:12)
  7. 7 Cry of the Nihilist (3:31)
  8. 8 Was It Worth it? (4:06)
  9. 9 Northpole Throwdown (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Was it Worth It?
  2. 2 Making of Was It Worth It?
  3. 3 Angels Don't Kill
  4. 4 Everytime I Die
  5. 5 The Rockhouse Method with Alexi Laiho
  6. 6 The Rockhouse Method with Alexi Laiho: Instructional
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Children of Bodom Primary Artist
Alexi Laiho Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Roope Latvala Guitar, Group Member
Janne Warman Keyboards, Group Member
Henkka T Blacksmith Bass, Group Member
Jaska Raatikainen Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Matt Hyde Producer, Engineer
Children of Bodom Arranger, Producer
Alexi Laiho Composer
Chris Rakestraw Engineer
Janne Wirman Keyboard Engineer
Tom Baker Mastering
Jussi Hyttinen Cover Art
Sampo Salminen Graphic Design
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  • Posted March 25, 2011

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    just as good as their past studio albums!!!!!!!!

    awesome new studio album by children of bodom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

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    Awesome!

    I only 1st heard anything by Children of Bodom on Guitar Hero World Tour, which contained their song If You Want Peace Prepare For War. Great song, which I play often on that game. I hadn't heard too much else by them up until recently, when I listened through this new album of theirs, which they had streaming on Myspace, no doubt for promotional reasons. I was quite impressed...it's nice & heavy, the way I like much of my music, but they also have their own unique sound. There was a slight bit of scattered language. I typically don't much care for language in music, although I know it's just words, but that's usually just when it's really consistent language...I feel that it taints the music. The few words in this album didn't much bother me though, because it wasn't consistent. Overall though, this album is really good. I think I will have to pick it up at some point. If you are into metal/death metal/grindcore stuff, definitely check these guys out. Good stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2011

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    amazing album by children of bodom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is children of bodom at their best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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