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Children Of Bodom's New Album Streamed Online

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Children Of Bodom's entire new album "Blooddrunk" can be streamed online here. The outing will see a release tomorrow, April 15th through Spinefarm.

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1. xFiruath writes:

I love it when bands stream their whole album so I can get an accurate picture of whether I'll actually want to spend my money on it or not. Just listening to those 20 second clips on Amazon can be so misleading, especially on longer tracks. I finally got into Eluveitie that way when they streamed their latest album.

This Bodom album is pretty rockin'. Got a lot of the classic feel of Follow the Reaper but with a more updated and improved sound.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 7:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. holyshit writes:

badass album, good sh**. not enough tracks though

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metal2death writes:

^? it has the same amount of tracks as all of their other cds. this one is definatly a step up from are you dead yet!?

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FocusShift writes:

After a few listens the album sadly struck me as boring. It's still not the Bodom I knew from HCDR and prior days. There were even songs on AYDY that I loved for their intensity even if they were missing the neo-classical power metal feel. Sub par vocals have always been an issue with Bodom but the guitar playing always made up for it. I'm not saying the chops aren't there anymore but the simple verses kind of make me sad.

The new Kalmah album is what I expected, but did not receive, from Blooddrunk

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

I agree with post #1 fully. I think all albums should be streamlined. Even if they set it up to be one full listen for each computer its still great.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Shoe Police writes:

The album's not bad, it just wasn't what we were hoping for. It sounds good, and the songs are decent. It wasn't as melodic as i was hoping, but it does the job. After a few listens, it plays itself out and does seem to get boring.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. sum1 writes:

yea...i got that album today, pretty good.
I got it along with the new Belphegor album, that one is f***in sick!!

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Txmetalhead writes:

You can't go wrong with Scar Symmetry - I have both albums, and they are bada$$.
I also heard Draconian and it was impressive, as well.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

Tx, I think you have a boner for Scar symmetry. ;)

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10. DeathInEye writes:

They're amazing Kalis. Draconian is too. They're by far the best (what I'd call) symphonic doom band out there. I've heard Draconian called death doom is why I say what I'd call because I really don't see the death aspect. Anyway Scar Symmetry and Draconian rock. I'm not exactly why you brought them up though Txmetalhead.

Anyway, I'm quite impressed with Blooddrunk. It definitely reminds me of a more refined Follow the Reaper/Hate Crew Death Roll.

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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

I know they are Death. I am just teaseing Tx because its probably the 3rd time in about a week he has mentioned them. Hahaha!

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DeathInEye writes:

I know...I just understand his enthusiasm. I was obsessed when I first heard Scar Symmetry! I don't know how long he has listened to them though. =X Draconian I've listened to forever. Found them skimming through Napalm's artists.

# Apr 15, 2008 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

I must be one of the rare few who liked "Are You Dead Yet." I am not a fan of the over the top melodic metal of older COB or the likes of Dragonforce, etc. But "Blooddrunk" seems to be a good middle ground to me.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I liked the CD, but when I looked up the lyrics for "Hellhounds on my Trail", I suddenly lost interest. The only track I can listen to on it now is the title track, only becasue I like the guitar.

Seriously, if you haven't read the lyrics to that song, please do. It's the most atrocious lyrics I've ever heard in my entire life. No exaggeration. And I listen to GWAR. You know how "engrish" is japanese or chinese english? Well this is "finnglish".

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ElHefe writes:

They put on a good show at Gigantour last night though.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Necropolis writes:

I just stumbled onto

free.napster.com

where you can listen to the full song for free and the download like itunes for a fee. They have the Dimension Zero albums which I wouldn't expect, so I would bet they have most albums. Its pretty sweet. I listened to Blooddrunk on there, and I don't know how to describe what I thought. I liked some parts, and others I had shear disgust for. I've been a big fan, but with Are you Dead Yet, there was some moments where I thought they were taking the easy route. It sounds like its getting to easy for them, rather than trying the most insane music they can. I've always been a bit bummed with Alexi's vocals, but the music easily helps me overlook. This time around not so much.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. xFiruath writes:

CrawfordTexasJingoJango: I definitely understand what you mean, you pretty much have to ignore all the Children of Bodom lyrics and just hear the music. It's not quite as bad as say, Zimmer's Hole, but it's all pretty inane and silly. They also seem to throw around the "F Bomb" way to often. I don't have any problem with profanity in music, but it seems like Children of Bodom uses it as a crutch because they couldn't actually articulate what they were trying to say without it.

# Apr 16, 2008 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Yeah, don't get me wrong, I like their music a lot, actually, but, damn, those lyrics suck fat nuts.

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19. Shoe Police writes:

CrawfordTexasJingoJango: For as long as i've been on this site, you have always posted negativly about COB. If you dislike them so much, why did you bother to listen to the new album? And I agree that it definitely could have been better, but it wasn't that bad either. Like most of us, I listen to them for the music, since it's hard to understand the lyrics anyways, I tune them out and feature on the technical precision of the music. I got into COB years ago, so I prefer the older stuff.
Scar Symmetry is also a great band, can't wait for Holographic Universe.

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20. YAZDAN writes:

I Hate C.O.B

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21. cruor writes:

Shoe Police: If you read his post it says that he likes the music itself of COB but the lyrics obviously ruin the whole experience for him. He listened to the new album, I guess, for curiosity.

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22. Shoe Police writes:

He posted that latest comment as I was typing mine.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. CrawfordTexasJingoJangi writes:

Fine. Next time, I'll post negativity before I listen to it. Would you rather I hate on something for the hell of it? Or would you rather I actually take it in so I can form an honest opinion?

Seriously, I really enjoyed the new album until I looked up the lyrics. I wanted to know what he was talking about since I didn't understand what he was saying, and I shouldn't have done that, obviously.

But, then again, if the lyrics are just supposed to be looked past, then why have them there in the first place? I didn't understand why CoB was huge in Japan until I read their lyrics. CoB's version of english is what the japanese have been trying to speak all along.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

...and note how I said I still like the music A LOT. My point is, if you can't speak the langusge, then you shouldn't try writing in it. These guys might be a lot better if they wrote in finnish or whatever the hell it is. Too much gets lost in translation.

And if you can come up with an excuse for these lines:

Gone too fast
I'm caring about the truth
So tell me how
f*** this I wake
I've been loved before right now
After I've been down
Well if you don't need to
Resurrect a shadow of myself

If that's not the stupidest fxcking shxt you've ever read, then you must be a huge WEEN fan.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 10 - I brought up Draconian and Scar Symmetry..1. because I like them, and 2. both bands are from Europe and wanted other metal fans to know good metal.
ROCK ON dude! To Kalis - well I have European roots - so I embrace good rock/metal - and right now European metal is awesome.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Txmetalhead writes:

I like Children of Bodom - however - their live show was not that impressive last night. It was entertaining, however, perhaps I expected more from them. My opinion, of course. I do like their musik, though.

# Apr 17, 2008 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well Europe is where metal began so its no surprize that they know what they are doing. Other countries have excellent metal, but per capita the Sewedish and English bands just well... rock!

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