So far we have covered Oct 12th by reviewing Black Label Society’s new disc “Order of the Black,” then we did a bio piece and interview with 2Cents. Well next on the list of some very exclusive coverage of The Black Label Bazerkus at the Cunard Center is Children of Bodom.
COB has been around since 1993 and has created some very classic Metal moments. Hailing from Finland hasn’t stopped this powerhouse from becoming known in North America with their last three albums charting in the Billboard 200.
The band consists of Alexi Laiho (vocals/lead guitar), Roope Latvala (guitar), Janne Wirman (keyboards), Henkka Seppala (bass), and Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and they have created one of the biggest genre debates I have ever seen on the internet. Their WIKI profile will list them at Death Metal or Power Metal, but when it comes right down to it the band uses all forms of Metal. There are definite Thrash elements, Nu Metal, Groove Metal, Stoner Metal; you can pretty much hear everything on just one album. Their first album “Something Wild” covered all genres in a few songs, so for the sake of argument let’s just call them METAL! Not just METAL, but awesome METAL!!
In this genre argument which the We Love Metal team has always said is stupid, it seems to get lost on exactly how good this band is. To back up my statement simply look at some of the festivals they have played and some of the bands they have shared the stage with. When you’re talking about Wacken, Gigantour, then that classifies as major festivals. Then you get into touring with such acts as Testament, Anthrax, Rob Zombie, The Black Dahlia Murder, and fathers Judas Priest. Obviously that list has no light weights so COB is doing something right.
They followed the path of many other metal acts and took some time to find themselves even changing their name from IneartheD to Children of Bodom. The name gave childhood friends Alexi and Jaska a fresh start even if it was based on some brutal murders that took place at a place called Lake Bodom.
To break it down nice and simple for you, these bastards can bang. They are going to keep Wylde and the boys on their toes because if you have to follow an act like Children of Bodom you better bring you’re “A” game and I’m sure they will on Oct 12th at the Cunard Center.
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