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|3.0 good||Fernando Alves STAFF | March 9th 19|
I don't share the general enthusiasm for this album, sure it has its good moments and the band's more direct and melodic approach may appeal to the masses, but I find the songwriting too generic.
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|3.0 good||Soilworker90 | March 8th 19|
This is what has to be expected by COB: a good, solid album, definitely. But all in all, COB used to do these things already better in the past.
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|3.5 great||cjbizzlebizzle | April 25th 19|
It should probably surprise no one that a band like Children of Bodom has had a very up and down career in the 20 years since the release of their masterpiece 'Hatebreeder' in 1999. While the band has had a steady lineup (Laiho and Warman being the key players) their sound has wavered as the band found the metal limelight after the release of Hatecrew Deathroll. There were obvious attempts to tune the sound to the masses but despite overall albums being lackluster there were always good tracks here and there and Bodom pushed forth with their signature melodic death metal sound. Here we are in 2019 and Bodom has released their best work in 16 years. It seems like Alexi has found his knack for dynamic, catchy songwriting and both Janne and Alexi have gotten back to their ways harmonizing keyboard and guitar melodies successfully. Hexed has variety from the blisteringly fast 'Kick in a Spleen' to the groovy, downtempo 'Hectate's Nightmare'. The songs are catchy and addicting. Great riffs all around, aforementioned sweet harmonies, the solos you have come to expect from Laiho and Warman and some throwback Bodom elements like the mob shouted choruses. As someone who listened to Bodom's first four albums 100s of times each it seemed like the band had chased fame a bit too much but boy is it sweet to see them back playing into their strengths once again.
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|3.0 good||Voivod STAFF | March 14th 19|
It's cool that the Finns deliver solid albums up to this day, but truth is they used to do it with way more edge during their heyday/early days.
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|4.5 superb||Mitch | March 10th 19|
I had never given this band a listen, but Nuclear Blast was really pushing them, so I gave them a shot. I can now safely say I'm a fan.
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|3.5 great||Robinanimate | March 26th 21|
Best release since Hate Crew Deathroll, and probably the third best album Children of Bodom ever made.
|3.0 good||catdragons | April 9th 19|
Tasty riffs, fun tracks. Nothing more, nothing less.
|0.0 ||Xenophanes EMERITUS | March 19th 19|
Would you believe this is my first Children of Bodom album?
|4.0 excellent||Doctuses | March 10th 19|
way better than weak ass new behemoth
|4.5 superb||NordicNorth | March 8th 19|
Their best album since AYDY, HOB comes close but this edges it on the number of competent riffs, catchy hooks, their best use of keyboards in years and great assortment of solos. Enjoyed every track on this immensely.
|3.5 great||Kalthoreil | March 8th 19|
Good album starting right at the first second by hitting you in the face, and doesn't stop doing so until the end. It may be a little redundant but heh, it's Children of Bodom. Also, nothing to do with the music, but I'm not a fond of the cover
|4.0 excellent||Nazzadan | March 8th 19|
Leaving at a 4 for now after 2 spins, definitely better than Worship Chaos and maybe on par with
Halo of Blood
|4.0 excellent||YuriZakhaev | March 8th 19|
Jams hard, excellently produced, and is definitely what we should've got after Halo of Blood.
|4.0 excellent||ShadowNeko | January 6th 19|
The new song rocks hard. I have high hopes for this album!!
|0.0 ||Nick Kempster | January 5th 19|
That album art sure is pretty. Hopefully the music won't suck.
|3.0 good||Trebor. STAFF | June 13th 21|
|2.5 average||Harlz | February 27th 21|
|4.0 excellent||bSmith | February 15th 21|
|4.0 excellent||SYL | January 8th 21|
|3.5 great||Surtur | January 5th 21|
|5.0 classic||R3SP4UN | December 17th 20|
|4.0 excellent||Hehe | December 14th 20|
|4.0 excellent||d00mguy | August 2nd 20|
|3.5 great||Zac124 | July 14th 20|
|4.5 superb||RogueZ | May 14th 20|
|4.0 excellent||Element | April 20th 20|
|2.5 average||ICDD | February 23rd 20|
|3.0 good||Elynna | February 10th 20|
|4.0 excellent||farmer98 | February 10th 20|
|3.5 great||ARDCWE | December 9th 19|
|2.0 poor||JE | November 28th 19|
|1.5 very poor||jfish226 | November 25th 19|
|4.0 excellent||exciter | November 23rd 19|
|4.0 excellent||Host78 | October 27th 19|
|4.0 excellent||lilmilk | August 23rd 19|
|4.0 excellent||anchors | August 8th 19|
|4.0 excellent||josh | June 10th 19|
|3.5 great||Xurxo | June 9th 19|
|3.5 great||Josh | May 27th 19|
|3.5 great||nbats | May 15th 19|
|3.0 good||Coast | May 3rd 19|
|3.5 great||Daesu | April 28th 19|
|4.0 excellent||sohudrk | April 20th 19|
|3.3 great||Trey STAFF | April 16th 19|
|3.0 good||jmh886 | March 21st 19|
|4.0 excellent||JWT155 | March 19th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Nishe | March 19th 19|
|3.5 great||Gazo | March 18th 19|
|4.0 excellent||ariich | March 15th 19|
|4.0 excellent||snakesc | March 14th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Gbhill | March 13th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Phate72 | March 13th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Nope6 | March 13th 19|
|4.5 superb||Aurien | March 12th 19|
|3.5 great||Nine | March 11th 19|
|4.0 excellent||em17ah | March 11th 19|
|3.5 great||Jeejee | March 11th 19|
|3.0 good||alamo | March 10th 19|
|4.0 excellent||heck | March 9th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Thiagao | March 9th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Weebrat | March 9th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Scoot | March 9th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Apathya | March 8th 19|
|4.0 excellent||tcarafi | March 8th 19|
|4.5 superb||Poet | March 8th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Dmax28 | March 7th 19|
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