9 comments on “CHILDREN OF BODOM – Halo Of Blood (Listening Session – March 16th, 2013)

  1. Bodom is -in terms of sentimental attachment- my favorite band. Over the years I have slowly drifted away from them but always return to pick and enjoy up their latest works.

    As hated as they were, my favorite albums were Blooddrunk and Are You Dead Yet. RRF was a good return to the old school style, but it all ends up sounding the same after awhile.

    hopefully with Halo of Blood the drums will sound like more of the instrument they are instead of a metronome. (Ex: Devildriver’s drummer. Check out their album Pray for villains to see what I mean.)

  2. Awesome review, really looking forward to the album.
    “the full-on back-to-the-roots album you’d sell your siblings’ internal organs for” – I would indeed!
    “FINALLY having album cover art worth looking at, wearing, or taping to the bedroom wall” – the author understands my feelings, haha

  3. thanks for the tease. now i gotta wait in anticipation, hopefully to not be cynical should this record be unique in itself in contrast with these ‘pre-reviews’

  4. Put it this way: if you thought the last three albums were so-so, you’ll really enjoy Halo Of Blood.

    You also won’t get it with only one listen.

    Is it a perfect album? Nope. Is it for the open-minded COB old schooler? Yes.

    If you’re expecting Hatebreeder or Follow The Reaper, better just turn those albums on and be done with it. This new one is a trip… and I’ve been a fan since Day 1.

  5. Damien, RRF sounded NOTHING like their old school style, I don’t know what you’re smoking. I agree that the album ends up sounding the same after a while though.

    Anyway, I’m pretty excited for this album. I loved Jaska’s blastbeats in old songs like Warheart, so let’s hope the drums sound like that. In RRF and Blooddrunk, the drums were really drowned out from the sounded of the heavy guitars. I felt like Bodom tried to go too heavy, and really lost their sound.

  6. ‘You also won’t get it with only one listen.’
    You got me here. One thing I love about CoB is that as I keep listening to a song I discover new elements which I did not pick up previously.

    I’m relieved to hear it’s not exactly like Hatebreederr or FTR. I was hoping they would go back to their darker roots but at the same time I didn’t want the same old thing, that would be pointless. Based on your review it seems they have something new and fresh to offer this time. Now I’m even more anxious about the album.

    Thanks for the review!

  7. I am sure Indian trip has enchanted effects on COB guys and also they must have gotten influence of the atmosphere of India. I love you guys. We’ll be opening for you the next time you here in India! Rains ruined it last time! 😛 Cheers!

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