by Children of BodomChildren of Bodom


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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. [The CD was also released with a bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2008
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602517619661
catalogNumber: 1761966
Rank: 212796

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Children of Bodom   Primary Artist
Alexi Laiho   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Roope Latvala   Guitar,Group Member
Henkka T Blacksmith   Bass,Group Member
Jaska Raatikainen   Drums,Group Member
Janne Wirman   Keyboards,Group Member

Technical Credits

Peter Tägtgren   Vocal Engineer
Mikko Karmila   Producer,Engineer
Kerosin   Cover Art
Children of Bodom   Arranger
Kimberly Goss   Composer
Alexi Laiho   Composer
Janne Wirman   Keyboard Engineer
Miikka Tikka   Layout
Jussi Hyttinen   Cover Art,Layout

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