Posts Tagged ‘Blooddrunk’

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Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom: “Sunday Night, Bodom Night”

Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation, Threat Signal

By Jeff Maki

Apparently, Children of Bodom has a large following in the Baltimore area. Who knew? We had just been here a month ago when Machine Head played, and for whatever reason, Rams Head Live was barely at half capacity. But this was a Bodom night, and the closing show on the band’s 15th anniversary U.S. tour, so the fans were rabid, packing the venue from top to Bodom. (more…)

COB-blooddrunkFinland’s heavy metal sons Children of Bodom are a unique band. There’s no doubt about who you’re hearing when you listen to one of their CDs. The band began its career by introducing a combination of death and power metal with a twisted sense of humor. After several popular albums and building a decent following, Bodom has shifted gears somewhat with recent releases, adding more accessible material and, to some extent, Americanizing their sound. Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t radio-rock. Bodom is still incredibly heavy, though the style is more thrash metal than it was in the early years. Their last album, 2005’s Are You Dead Yet, was successful using this new formula, but also received criticism from longtime fans. Perhaps sensing this, the band cranks up the speed dial on Blooddrunk for a nine-song thrashfest. (more…)