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Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Extreme power metal

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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 Man's Hand On You
08. Damage Beyond Repair
09. All Twisted
10. One Bottle And A Knee Deep
11. Crazy Nights [Loudness Cover] [Limited Edition Bonus]
12. Sleeping In My Car [Roxette Cover] [Limited Edition Bonus]

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (7)


Line-up
Janne Warman - keyboards
Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho - guitars, vocals
Roope Latvala - guitars, backing vocals
Jaska Raatikainen - drums
Henkka Blacksmith - bass, backing vocals


Additional info
Peter Tägtgren - producer
Mikko Karmila - engineering
Sami Saramäki - cover art

Staff review by
Windrider

Rating:
8.4
Another few years have passed and the once so mighty Children Of Bodom give it another try. People out there might have heard the rumours already so here is the essential question: Are they back? Back from their downhill path starting with Are You Dead Yet? If you want an answer to that, get yourself the album and find it out by yourself, for it's truly a quite personal question. But let's have a look beyond conservatives and fanboy rockers and get some insight to the subject.

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published 13.07.2013 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
AngelofDeth

Rating:
6.0
The singles released for this album, "Transference" and "Halo Of Blood", set off a storm of anticipation and excitement around this album due to the fact that these songs sounded reminiscent of the Children Of Bodom's classical and often most cherished early albums. But now that the album is out and the dust is settled, does Halo Of Blood really live up to the hype?

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published 22.02.2014 | Comments (4)

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RobRadcliffe - 25.01.2015 at 15:36  
  It's deffently a masterpiece album!
metalfan1999 - 20.02.2015 at 15:47  
Rating: 8 I prefer listening to Death Metal/Black Metal than melodic death metal/extreme power metal, but I heard that Children of Bodom is really good, so I just bought this album (with bonus tracks and dvd). Halo of Blood is not an absolute masterpiece, but it is very good and intense as well
psykometal - 20.02.2015 at 19:09  
 
Written by metalfan1999 on 20.02.2015 at 15:47

I prefer listening to Death Metal/Black Metal than melodic death metal/extreme power metal, but I heard that Children of Bodom is really good, so I just bought this album (with bonus tracks and dvd). Halo of Blood is not an absolute masterpiece, but it is very good and intense as well

Of you have no prior experience with The Bodom Boys then you really need to start at the beginning.

Something Wild wasn't the best but it was still far superior to this and all of the 3 albums that preceded this one. Hatebreeder and Follow The Reaper are their absolute best, and every (yes, I do mean every) body who is familiar with their discography will tell you this. Hate Crew Deathroll was the 4th best album; Halo of Blood is very similar and feels like an attempt to recreate the success of that album. Then the 3 between HCDR and HOB are just pure rubbish; they are lame attempts at a commercialized sound and style.

So, basically, start from the beginning and listen chronologically, but the general consensus is that their discography in order of fantastic to garbage is:
Hatebreeder ~
Follow The Reaper ~
Something Wild
Hate Crew Deathroll
Halo Of Blood
Blooddrunk*
Are You Dead Yet?*
Relentless Reckless Forever*

~ these are interchangeable from person to person but always considered the top 2 and pinnacle of their career

* these are mostly all considered rubbish and not worth listening to past a first listen

Ruchesko - 03.06.2015 at 20:31  
Rating: 8 Was it Tägtgren who knocked some sense into Alexi and made him turn the keyboards back up? I like to think Janne spiked his Blue Moon at the wrap party, snuck into the studio and doctored the mix. Whatever the case, good to have Bodom back.
metalfan1999 - 26.12.2015 at 00:46  
Rating: 8
Written by psykometal on 20.02.2015 at 19:09

Written by metalfan1999 on 20.02.2015 at 15:47

I prefer listening to Death Metal/Black Metal than melodic death metal/extreme power metal, but I heard that Children of Bodom is really good, so I just bought this album (with bonus tracks and dvd). Halo of Blood is not an absolute masterpiece, but it is very good and intense as well

Of you have no prior experience with The Bodom Boys then you really need to start at the beginning.

Something Wild wasn't the best but it was still far superior to this and all of the 3 albums that preceded this one. Hatebreeder and Follow The Reaper are their absolute best, and every (yes, I do mean every) body who is familiar with their discography will tell you this. Hate Crew Deathroll was the 4th best album; Halo of Blood is very similar and feels like an attempt to recreate the success of that album. Then the 3 between HCDR and HOB are just pure rubbish; they are lame attempts at a commercialized sound and style.

So, basically, start from the beginning and listen chronologically, but the general consensus is that their discography in order of fantastic to garbage is:
Hatebreeder ~
Follow The Reaper ~
Something Wild
Hate Crew Deathroll
Halo Of Blood
Blooddrunk*
Are You Dead Yet?*
Relentless Reckless Forever*

~ these are interchangeable from person to person but always considered the top 2 and pinnacle of their career

* these are mostly all considered rubbish and not worth listening to past a first listen



Thanks for the info! I got Something Wild, Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper for Christmas (listened to those albums already on spotify though). I feel that Something Wild is somewhat under appreciated (I love that album). Something Wild, Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper are definitely their 3 best (HCDR is good, but not nearly as good as the first three). There seems to be a lot going on in Follow The Reaper (there is a lot of groove and it is also the most power metal like of them all). Follow The Reaper is awesome, but I like Alexi's vocal style the most on Hatebreeder (and second on Something Wild). Something Wild seems to be their darkest album and sounds sometimes like an adventure trip (don't rly know how to describe it. I guess it is because Alex tried to do the album in a Malmsteen stlye), Hatebreeder got those awesome high pitch rasps, which I love, and a lot of neoclassical elements and lastly Follow The Reaper is really catchy and groovy, but lacks a little bit of neoclassical elements. However, Follow The Reaper is more of an allrounder thing (It got a lot of interesting stuff on it that is somehow different, but on the other hand somehow similar. Basically the album has a lot of entertaining parts to it). I am not really sure how to rank those three (I don't even know if I should). When listening to all three of them it seems as if that particular album is the best. It's weird, because sometimes I have a clear favourite album of a band (e.g. I like De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas the most of all Mayhem releases or The Principle of Evil Made Flesh of all COF releases). Thanks again for giving me some basic info on the band. Merry Christmas! Btw what do you think of I Worship Chaos? I listened to part of it, but was kind of disappointed. Sadly is a step down from Halo of Blood
psykometal - 26.12.2015 at 03:48  
 
Written by metalfan1999 on 26.12.2015 at 00:46

Thanks for the info! I got Something Wild, Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper for Christmas (listened to those albums already on spotify though). I feel that Something Wild is somewhat under appreciated (I love that album). Something Wild, Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper are definitely their 3 best (HCDR is good, but not nearly as good as the first three). There seems to be a lot going on in Follow The Reaper (there is a lot of groove and it is also the most power metal like of them all). Follow The Reaper is awesome, but I like Alexi's vocal style the most on Hatebreeder (and second on Something Wild). Something Wild seems to be their darkest album and sounds sometimes like an adventure trip (don't rly know how to describe it. I guess it is because Alex tried to do the album in a Malmsteen stlye), Hatebreeder got those awesome high pitch rasps, which I love, and a lot of neoclassical elements and lastly Follow The Reaper is really catchy and groovy, but lacks a little bit of neoclassical elements. However, Follow The Reaper is more of an allrounder thing (It got a lot of interesting stuff on it that is somehow different, but on the other hand somehow similar. Basically the album has a lot of entertaining parts to it). I am not really sure how to rank those three (I don't even know if I should). When listening to all three of them it seems as if that particular album is the best. It's weird, because sometimes I have a clear favourite album of a band (e.g. I like De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas the most of all Mayhem releases or The Principle of Evil Made Flesh of all COF releases). Thanks again for giving me some basic info on the band. Merry Christmas! Btw what do you think of I Worship Chaos? I listened to part of it, but was kind of disappointed. Sadly is a step down from Halo of Blood

You're most welcome!

I honestly have not even bothered to listen to I Worship Chaos because I've read so much of how it is a huge disappointment after Halo Of Blood. Instead I've just spent my time checking out other 2015 releases.

And speaking of early Bodom and 2015 releases, you have ABSOLUTELY GOT to check out the SunLess Rise debut that released last month. Absolutely stellar, and very similar to the early Bodom sound and style. Check it out, you will not be disappointed at all, I PROMISE.

And Merry Xmas to you too!
Bad English - 13.02.2016 at 18:14  
  Just tried this well I cant judge, traditional cob album,

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