Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder


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Release date: 26 April 1999
Style: Extreme power metal

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01. Warheart
02. Silent Night, Bodom Night
03. Hatebreeder
04. Bed Of Razors
05. Towards Dead End
06. Black Widow
07. Wrath Within
08. Children Of Bodom
09. Downfall
10. No Commands [Stone cover] [2008 Re-Release bonus]
11. Aces High [Iron Maiden cover] [2008 Re-Release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1999: 14

Guest review by
Arian Totalis
Rating:
9.2
From now on we are enemies, you and I.
What a great opening statement to a great album. Hatebreeder is Children Of Bodom's second album, and was released two years after their debut release, "Something Wild." However, Hatebreeder is considered to be by many a Children Of Bodom fan their best work. That is because it is riddled with Neo-classical passages, great guitar and keyboard melodies, flawless technique and outstanding musicianship. I have no idea why this album is called Hatebreeder, besides it being the title track, because I love it, and it certainly breeds no hatred within me.

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published 24.07.2007 | Comments (21)

A classic album from one of the most defining Finnish bands, with impressive guitar work. It inspired countless musicians and made the genre popular along with 2000's Follow The Reaper.

Fast, direct, dynamic, angry and expressive. A distinctive sound, a unique style, and a huge influence.

R.I.P. Alexi Laiho (1979-2020)

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26.02.2010 - 02:40
Rating: 8
Novas
Their best album A major success from their debut "Something Wild", which i think is their third best behind "Follow the Reaper". They need to go back down this road & sing like he did on this album. He sounds more screaming then screeching
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03.03.2010 - 19:46
Reza
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The best Children Of Bodom album! I enjoyed it too much.
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04.04.2010 - 07:45
Rating: 10
thewall30
I jizzed my pants... enough said...
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26.06.2011 - 05:22
Soulhole
CoB before they got...GAY! 10/10
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04.08.2011 - 17:03
Rating: 10
aann33ss
Awesome album. Great shredding Neo-Classical stuff. "Silent Night Bodom Night" my fav track.:cool:
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25.11.2011 - 19:30
Rating: 6
Regolith
Maybe you've got to be a guitarist to really appreciate this one. Or a music theory dude. But from a drummer's standpoint the whole album is an excersise in triplets - which get old fast - leading the the whole thing to sound the same most of the way through.

However, the overall the perfomance (technique) is excellent, I will say that. Also, the harpsichord is a great touch.
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25.11.2011 - 20:45
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I don't like it or appreciate it. But there was definitely a time when I did.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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14.01.2012 - 03:11
Rating: 9
Grody2themax
Written by Regolith on 25.11.2011 at 19:30

Maybe you've got to be a guitarist to really appreciate this one. Or a music theory dude. But from a drummer's standpoint the whole album is an excersise in triplets - which get old fast - leading the the whole thing to sound the same most of the way through.


I'm not a huge into music theory, but the guitar leads aren't all that amazing from a musical standpoint. When I first heard the album I was blown away though. And yea, the rhythm is pretty similar throughout the whole album. But triplets and 3/4 in metal can be catchy as hell, which a lot of the reason this album is so popular...as well as having an extraordinary keyboard player.
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01.03.2012 - 20:58
Korah
The best by Bodom!
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Don't cry for my English
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04.03.2012 - 10:29
Rating: 10
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Written by Grody2themax on 14.01.2012 at 03:11


the guitar leads aren't all that amazing from a musical standpoint.

......really..
i dont think you know much about music then. Alexi is called a Virtuoso for a reason.
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pewpew.. gotcha
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26.03.2012 - 23:54
Rating: 9
JoshCantor
This is one of my top ten metal albums of all time.
Nuff said.
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21.06.2012 - 16:45
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
After many years of deciding, I think this to be the band's defining album. Laiho's vocals are crisp and gut-wrenchingly aggressive, and the guitar work works in a similar way, never seeming to overstep the mark set by the other instruments. I also love how the symphonic interludes are used here, they furnish the record to make it sound much more refined than the band's debut.
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03.04.2013 - 19:26
Metropolis_Dream
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Wonderful album, love the song compositions in it. "Bed of Razors", "Hatebreeder" and "Towards Dead End" are just amazing.
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24.07.2013 - 11:23
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I always found it funny how no-one gets the obvious Manowar references in Warheart
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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19.03.2014 - 06:42
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
A better production and great songs, made this one another great album.
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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06.11.2014 - 03:36
Rating: 10
TauSigmaNova
Great production, aggression, melody, and as a guitarist I love his use of fluttering with the Floyd Rose. Wish the Rhythm guitar was higher in the mix because it gets overtaken by the drums, but it's awesome. Love the keyboard/harpsichord too. Definitely amazing.
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20.01.2015 - 19:19
Rating: 7
Ruchesko
Patchy.
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25.07.2018 - 01:55
Rating: 10
Furiator
To me, it's a melodic cornerstone masterpiece of an album. Every fucking part of this album is not just good, but over-the-top awesome. The ONLY thing I may point to as worse is some parts of Silent Night, Bodom Night, except the solo (which is awesome and makes it a worthy song).
I really feel like it's underappreciated. I don't know if it's just me, but I don't really get the Hatebreeder vs Follow the Reaper debate. And trust me, I love FtR, but this... This is just a level beyond.
My second "best ever" album
Fucking go check it out.
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13.09.2019 - 13:48
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo
Their magnum opus and masterpiece of its kind. Later COB releases aren't too bad either, but they're are nowhere near as ecstatic and flawless as this.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like.
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01.05.2020 - 16:32
Rating: 9
Atrus
Coming back to this album after some years... and it's amazing! A masterpiece indeed! Such energy!
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05.01.2021 - 05:42
Rating: 9
sbgmetal
I remember having my little mind blown way back in 2006 when i heard this album in highschool
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05.01.2021 - 06:01
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by sbgmetal on 05.01.2021 at 05:42

I remember having my little mind blown way back in 2006 when i heard this album in highschool

My experience is pretty similar. I was in 10th grade in 2006 when I first heard of them through a friend I made because he liked a Lamb Of God hoodie I was wearing. Same guy introduced me to Amon Amarth as well.

When I was 18 I started setting aside money from my job at a book store to save up and finally buy some of the albums I'd learned about through friends/Metal Storm. This was one of the first albums I purchased (along with Something Wild).

Seems like a lifetime ago and so much has changed since then but I still remember playing the shit out of these early CoB albums.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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07.01.2021 - 03:31
Alakazam
Everyone's opinion on Children of Bodom:

When everyone revisits this album following Alexi's tragic passing, realising how much of an incredible take of melodic black metal they accidentally reinvented from Dissection etc, upon not hearing this for as long as almost when they first picked it up.:
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10.01.2021 - 03:12
Rating: 9
JavierPaper
Very good album!
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"Whoever fights mosters,should see to it that
In the process he does not become a monster
And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

-Frederik Wilhelm Nietzche

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Open your eyes, metalstormer
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