Boy, whoever thought that technical metal was dead as a doornail during the mid- to late '90s has been proven dead wrong. Just a few years after this aforementioned era of "metal no man's land," technical metal has spread like a virus, via bands that share both an appreciation of the extreme aggression of Slayer and the technical proficiency of Iron Maiden. A fitting example of both of these metallic styles colliding as one is Finland's Children of Bodom, and especially their 2008 offering, Blooddrunk. All the ingredients from past Bodom releases are present once more -- Goth keyboards, guitar acrobatics, and vocals that sound straight out of the torture chamber. These lads sure can play their instruments, as evidenced by such intense metal blasts as the title track, "Smile Pretty for the Devil," and "Tie My Rope." But one thing that differentiates Children of Bodom from the host of other similarly styled bands is that they know the importance of succinct songwriting -- only one track here stretches past the five-minute mark. As a result, Blooddrunk showcases one of the few modern-day metal bands that manage to balance straight-to-the-point songwriting with their collective instrumental prowess.
Performance CreditsChildren of Bodom Primary Artist
Alexi Laiho Guitar,Vocals
Roope Latvala Guitar
Janne Warman Keyboards
Henkka T Blacksmith Bass,Bass Guitar
Jaska Raatikainen Drums
Technical CreditsPeter Tägtgren Engineer
Mikko Karmila Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Kimberly Goss Composer
Alexi Laiho Composer
Janne Wirman Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
iv been waiting for this cd to come out for one very long time been a fan of cobs since their debut album got released in 1998 i hate it that sooo many people dislike this band i love this band they are uber amazing they are also uber talented this review of mine is over and fans of children of bodom please check out mushroomhead they are just as melodic as children of bodom
This cd is amazing!!! Children of bodom outdo themselves every time. this cd has everything you want, need, and more. Laiho has found the perfect vocals to portray the emotions in these songs. Both guitars have the best tone and volume to accent each other and the rest of the bands. Warmen's keys are perfect.... just perfect. not to much but more than enough! his tones on this album accent everything perfectly the vocals, guitars, bass, and drums. henkka's bass is waesome! the perfect boom to a heavy album! Jaska's drums are phenomenal! he knows how to use double bass right. his snare work is so cool! and his fills are amazing. his symbol technique (especialy his splash in fills) is what you want a drummer to do! Roope's rythem carries the album to another level! And yes, in roadkill morning he gets a solo. AND IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY! don't go into this expecting an old bodom album. thats everyones first mistake for every band. this is what bodom is right now. all their other albums were what they were at that time. JUST BUY THE ALBUM NOW!!!!
I have been waiting for this album to come out for almost a month now, after I heard the 2 songs "Blooddrunk" and "Banned From Heaven". Both are amazing, clearly a HUGE improvement from their last album Are You Dead Yet?. This band keeps getting better and better with every CD they put out. I will be first in line on the morning of April 15 to get this album.