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Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:59:24 PM »
Out June 11th. Excited for this.


01. Waste Of Skin
02. Halo Of Blood
03. Scream For Silence
04. Transference
05. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06. The Days Are Numbered
07. Dead Manís Hand On You
08. Damage Beyond Repair
09. All Twisted
10. One Bottle And A Knee Deep


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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 08:01:13 PM »
Looking very forward to this, there's not a single Bodom I album I don't love!

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 08:03:27 PM »
Wasn't a fan of the last two Bodom albums, but will still definitely get this.  The cover is incredible and the song titles sound promising.  I'm getting a Hate Crew sort of old school feel to it, so I have high expectations.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 08:10:27 PM »
Looks good.  :omg: Can't wait for this!  :corn

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 09:08:37 PM »
I miss listening to CoB all the time since Are You Dead Yet really turned me off so I may blindly buy this just to show 'em some love since I adore HB, FtR, and HDR. Something Wild is also pretty damn good and may pass up any of the aforementioned three albums once I become more familiar with it.
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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 11:22:31 PM »
The last 2 were steaming turds, I hope this one is better.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 02:53:33 AM »
The statements released, the producer and artwork choice hint at the fact they might be trying to win over their old fanbase here. Let's see.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 03:19:59 AM »
In the Imperiumi listening session report it was said that the new album is extremely aggressive, but also a little bit more melodic than the last few. The most important tidbit of information, however, is that at least one song includes a trademark "jau jau!" scream by Laiho :neverusethis:

RRF had a couple of good songs, but I guess I've moved on from this kind of music, as I haven't even listened to the classic stuff in a long time. Maybe I should put some Follow the Reaper songs on for the sake of nostalgia... :D

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 06:46:25 PM »
I'm spinning AYDY for the first time in probably a couple of years.  It's as good as I remember, terrific album.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 12:44:37 AM »
I've recently acquired all the CoB albums, but they haven't fully registered with me yet, only 1 or 2 spins each, so I don't really have a preference on what direction they are going or have been in the past. Regardless, still looking forward to picking this up

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 05:40:29 AM »
Bodom lost me when they decided to lose the neoclassical keyboards. What made the band huge was that they were powermetal with black metal vocals.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 05:45:23 AM »
Bodom lost me when they decided to lose the neoclassical keyboards. What made the band huge was that they were powermetal with black metal vocals.

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That's definitely what made them stand out of the crowd.  Their sound on the first three albums is incredible.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 07:13:16 AM »
Bodom lost me when they decided to lose the neoclassical keyboards. What made the band huge was that they were powermetal with black metal vocals.

IMO

That's definitely what made them stand out of the crowd.  Their sound on the first three albums is incredible.
Personally I wouldn't go that far, but Hatebreeder and FTR were definitely their most enjoyable and distinctive albums. Something Wild was also pretty good, and HCD, while straying away from that atmospheric metal that made the earlier albums interesting, was still decent. The last couple of albums just haven't been at all interesting to me.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2013, 07:25:26 AM »
Personally I wouldn't go that far, but Hatebreeder and FTR were definitely their most enjoyable and distinctive albums. Something Wild was also pretty good, and HCD, while straying away from that atmospheric metal that made the earlier albums interesting, was still decent. The last couple of albums just haven't been at all interesting to me.
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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2013, 09:30:14 PM »
Not sure if I can post the link here, but a radio rip of the title track is up on YT. Sounds quite different from the last few albums!

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2013, 09:35:11 PM »
 :metal That was awesome

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 03:58:42 AM »
Not sure if I can post the link here, but a radio rip of the title track is up on YT. Sounds quite different from the last few albums!

Just listened to it, and I fucking liked what I heard.  Very Something Wild and Hatebreeder.  If this continues for the whole album, COB have really redeemed themselves. 

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 11:47:18 AM »
"the best damn thing Children Of Bodom have released since Hate Crew Deathroll in 2003"

http://carlbegai.com/2013/04/09/children-of-bodom-halo-of-blood-listening-session-march-16th-2013/

Hope it's true.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 03:12:43 PM »
Yeah, I really hope so.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2013, 02:54:42 PM »
"Transference" is out on Itunes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGN9Jheraxk

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2013, 03:29:22 PM »
For me, Bodom has only gotten more mediocre over time. But I mean, they will never hit the all time low they hit with Are You Dead Yet? and most of Blooddrunk. I've only listened to RRF once or twice, so I can't really say much about that album. Bodom are more like a commercial thrash band with wanky keyboards now.


I miss their old song writing, because at the time of Hatebreeder they were at the top of their game with the neoclassical scales n' junk. Songs like their namesake, Children of Bodom, had some of the most well written solos and guitar work. I miss that. Now it feels like an aggression game. Oh well.

I'm cautiously looking forward to this new album. The first new song I heard was good, but nothing earth shattering. Gonna pick up the new album regardless.


EDIT: Just read that review adace provided us. I'm slightly more excited now.
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I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2013, 04:08:36 PM »
"Transference" is out on Itunes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGN9Jheraxk

This was pretty good, but I like the first song better.

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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 05:32:05 AM »
Transference clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCztVAF_f0k

This is actually pretty solid.  Reminds me so much of Follow the Reaper.  Either Bodom Afer Midnight or Children of Decadence.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2013, 01:55:25 PM »
For the first time since 1997 when I first heard Something Wild, I'm finding it very hard to be interested at all in a new Bodom album.
They are no longer an automatic blind buy order Japanese version for me.
Something is missing from them that they used to have, but do not seem to have anymore.
I do hope that I am wrong, but in the meantime, if you miss the older CoB style, of death/black thrash, with shredding solo great guitar/keys interplay, massive hooks and melodies....
You really need to check out KALMAH  :metal

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2013, 05:08:05 PM »
^Agreed on Kalmah. Their first few albums are awesome. Can't wait for their new one!

Also, "Bodom Blue Moon" is streaming in full around the 10 minute mark.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/05/28/listen-now-the-metalsucks-podcast-episode-2/

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 05:17:29 PM »
Bodom Blue Moon is pretty good.  Sounds like they have really returned to their old sound, but I think they have done it so drastically that they have just taken templates from songs mainly from FTR and made them into new songs.  I could be wrong, but that's the impression I get.  I like what I'm hearing though.

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2013, 05:34:25 PM »
I love the new song, and I have to disagree with you guys. Not only have I massively enjoyed all of CoB's output, but I also don't think this is them taking old song templates and working them into new songs. While the songs have a feel that harken back to the Hatebreeder/Follow The Reaper days, they're also laced with what they've been venturing through these past few albums and I think it's a killer mix of sounds and influences.



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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2013, 05:03:48 PM »
Check this out:
http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-kalmahs-deadfall/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DecibelMagazine+%28Decibel+Magazine%29
Shouldn't this go into a topic for Kalmah..  :mehlin
Not that I'm dissing them or anything, I really liked their last album, but yeah..

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Re: Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2013, 09:58:13 PM »
Well there's a ton of people saying they've heard the whole thing over at the official forum, but I can't find any links. :'(