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Tyler
Emeritus
April 8th 2008


7926 Comments


There's no death metal, no melodic death metal and certainly no black metal in their sound. You guys are idiots. Harsh vocals do not equate to one particular genre. As of late what I've heard of their sound does have a crunchier, heavier sound but it's not even remotely close to a "death metal" sound. Sorry guys but if you honestly put "death" into describing these guys not only are you an idiot but you've never heard death metal.

Fact is, you can call 'em power metal, you can call 'em power/thrash, you can call 'em whatever the fuck you want as long as it's not black or death metal.

Yeah i never really understood why people called them Power Metal.

Because that's what they play.

willfellmarsy
April 8th 2008


3849 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

^amen cocaine

McP3000
April 8th 2008


3941 Comments


ive always thought they've played Power Death Metal. Whatever, put whatever you want.

Tyler
Emeritus
April 8th 2008


7926 Comments


no death metal in their sound ugh. never has been ugh.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2008


15740 Comments


mcp, did you not get Cocaine's comment?

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

IAmInsect
April 8th 2008


3800 Comments


you can always count on coke for literal classification of genres. i say that with no sarcastic or hostile intent.

Poet
April 8th 2008


5934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I actually think they have more neo-classical in their sound then straight up power metal. This Message Edited On 04.08.08

Tyler
Emeritus
April 8th 2008


7926 Comments


neo-classical? are you being facetious or is that a serious comment? they may have less power/speed metal on recent albums but i've only heard a handful of songs off them so i can't be sure. that being said...neo-classical? NEO-CLASSICAL? that's even funnier than the death tags.

rasputin
April 8th 2008


14546 Comments


[quote=Cocaine]facetious[/quote]
Remember what I said! But yeah, I'm not surprised that this album sucks, mainly because CoB haven't made a single good album anyway.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2008


15740 Comments


evidently you can't call cob whatever the fuck you want so long as its not black or death metal

Poet
April 8th 2008


5934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

I am not saying all neo-classical. They have incorporated Neo-classical elements into their power metal realm of things, especially in their solos. The newer albums have gone more straight up heavy metal and lost that power/speed type metal almost completely. I am saying their older stuff (some of their new stuff) sound in the neo-classical realm. I can hear some Vivaldi esque influences....thus making them a bit neoclassical.

Now I am done arguing with Cocaine because it's like arguing with a wall that talks. This Message Edited On 04.08.08

Ire
April 8th 2008


41788 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Meh album, 2.5.

south_of_heaven 11
April 8th 2008


5433 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I've always thought of CoB as just power metal with harsh vocals and a small thrash influence, nothing more. As for the neo-classical thing, I could see a smalllll influence on Something Wild and Hatebreeder, but no where else. Maybe I'm wrong, idk.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2008


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

CoB are a thrash heavy power metal band here
i still think the vocals are BM-ish and the keyboards try to give it an epic feeling

Tyler
Emeritus
April 8th 2008


7926 Comments


Sorry dude but biting classical compositions and speeding them up into guitar/keyboard solos don't make them neo-classical at all. At allllll.

Ire
April 8th 2008


41788 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Those songs don't even have classical influence. It's just melodic style guitar at the most.

redpants
April 8th 2008


64 Comments


i heard rumors that Alexi uses a vocal effect for his growls. anyone know if this is true?

Doppelganger
April 8th 2008


3124 Comments


doesn't matter what genre this is, it still sucksThis Message Edited On 04.08.08

Eakflanderyof
April 8th 2008


2143 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Man, Cocaine is getting pretty worked up over this genre thing. Leave the poor guy alone. I must say that his avatar does perfectly match his personality here, though. And he does really like the word "facetious."

Anyway, good review, but I definitely dont think this is even close to being their most technical album. I would attribute that to Hatebreeder. Maybe I'm missing the subtle technicality or something.

This album gets a 3 from me overall, though. It really sucks that a lot of the songs have flashes of cool parts in them, but are fairly mediocre throughout the rest of the songs.

willfellmarsy
April 8th 2008


3849 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

It really sucks that a lot of the songs have flashes of cool parts in them, but are fairly mediocre throughout the rest of the songs

That is Children of Bodom in a nutshell!



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