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Follow the Reaper [Extra tracks, Explicit Lyrics, Enhanced]

Children of BodomAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Explicit Lyrics, Enhanced
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • ASIN: B001675SP8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,653 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2008 reissue of Follow the Reaper which is the third album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. The band's style in this release differs from the neo-classical approach of their previous album (though much of it still remains). A sound more heavily influenced by power metal presents itself in this album.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now This is Great Metal! August 19, 2004
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Children of Bodom are a band that has recently caught my attention. I purchased this album after watching the music video of the song 'Everytime I die,' and I was waiting for Follow the Reaper to arrive in the mailbox! When I first put the cd in the stereo, I was incredibly happy with the awesome sound and quality that this cd has.

Follow the Reaper opens strong with the title track, and I absolutely love the keyboards. Their keyboardist has immense talent, along with Alexi, the lead singer, and the rest of the band. Bodom After Midnight is a fast-paced rocker that sounds like Iron Maiden leads mixed with death metal style vocals! The song, Everytime I Die is an awesome song, and I loved it when these guys played it live when I saw them with Iced Earth. The rest of the songs rock, and the riffs are amazing. Children of Bodom are here to stay, and I highly recommend this album! Metal fans will enjoy this release due to the fact that Children of Bodom are a fun band to listen to.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If In Flames are Iron Maiden on acid... June 28, 2001
... Fans of Opeth, Cradle Of Filth and/or In Flames who think that those bands are brutal yet melodic, Children Of Bodom (while not sounding like any of those bands) are the kings of mixing elegance and beauty with sheer brutality. My only complaints are that "Every Time I Die" falls below the standard of the others (but considering how great they were it's not that bad - oddly enough the 2 guitarists think it's the best song they've written!) and that the lyrics are bad. Other than that, an almost perfect album.
They also have a sound that makes me hesitate to call them death metal (albeit melodic death) or black. It's more like 80s power metal (incidentally, done well without the cheese) but faster, heavier and with aggressive vocals. It also has keyboard solos (I think that's a first for a death band) and influences ranging from nu-glam and electro-pop to neo-classical music, as well as the likes of black metal such as Dimmu Borgir (who don't have keyboard solos but still have very prominent synths like Bodom) and power metal like Blind Guardian. Sound a bit dogdy to you? Probably. Put off? Don't be. Describing this would probably make it sound bad but beleive me when I say that this is an absolutely great album.
Not only is this my new favourite album, it's also the first black/death metal album to get full marks (although I think Cradle's "Cruelty And The Beast" and Satyricon's "Dark Medieval Times" deserve full marks as well - I was in a stingy mood). What we have here is an album that is original (how often can you say that about a black metal band?), intelligent and ALMOST perfect. I can't recommend it enough. The best songs include "Follow The Reaper" and "Mask Of Sanity".
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4.0 out of 5 stars the kings of neoclassical death metal return... March 15, 2001
"Follow the Reaper" contains few surprises for those who are familiar with Children of Bodom's two previous albums, "Something Wild" and "Hatebreeder." For those not familiar with Children of Bodom, shame on you! This band is one of the more exciting metal bands around today, combining harmonies derived from Bach and Vivaldi with an aggressive guitar and (especially) vocal sound.
The synthesizers tend to be a little more diverse on "Follow the Reaper," both in terms of tones used and the sorts of harmonies played. Children of Bodom have moved slightly away from the strictly baroque approach of their first two albums into traditional progressive and melodic metal territory - "Bodom after Midnight" is a good example of this trend. But the way Children of Bodom combines these elements is certainly UNtraditional. This is pretty much breakneck, Dionysian music for those moments when you just want to jump up and air-guitar madly until out of breath.
I have to note that the lyrics are basically terrible. Children of Bodom have never been known for their poetic expertise, but "Follow the Reaper" sets new lows with random profanity and cliches about how great alcohol and suicide are. I doubt the band takes these lyrics seriously - in interviews they tend to see themselves just as over-the-top entertainers. Some will not be so entertained.
Overall, I would rate this album slightly below "Hatebreeder," but it still makes my "top ten metal albums of 2000" list. There are slightly fewer great musical moments, and as mentioned, the lyrics are worse. These best parts of this album, in my view, are the extended guitar-synth harmonies, as found on songs like the title track and "Children of Decadence."
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy [heck], get yer mitts on this NOW! May 26, 2001
I'll admit, this is my first foray into the realm of the Gothenburg/Nordic melodic death and/or black metal sound that's all the rage these days with satanists worldwide.
One word to describe my feelings: THANK GOD I BOUGHT THIS. Okay, that's 5 words, but you get my point. I was so worried about getting past the vocal growling that often overshadows this amazing genre of music that I nearly shot myself in the foot before giving the entire disc a listen. I think it took roughly 13 seconds of the first track before I was hooked. By the time the pulsating, driving riffing and keyboard work on "Children of Bodom," I had an early entry (for me) for best album purchased this year.
Do yourself a favor, don't bypass this just because you're afraid of black/death metal like I almost did. Is this even black/death metal? I have my doubts. It's more like Jericho/Keeper era Helloween mixed with Saga/Asia style keyboard work mixed with well, guttural screaming vocals. I'm sure there's some purists out there who are experiencing rising blood pressure at my amateur analysis, but that works for me. I was shocked that something this hard, this BRUTAL could be so instantly hummable. I've had numerous songs going through my brain like a 5,000 mph sledgehammer all day long, causing more than one person to look at me strangely, let me tell you.
Alright, enough of me. Just get all this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FEEL THE ENERGY!!!!!!
I never thought that I would like heavy metal, but this band is so tight and so precise in their work that it bloody blows my mind. Read more
Published 1 month ago by daxmichaels
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Freddy Castro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good album
Published 2 months ago by James Forero
5.0 out of 5 stars Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
Follow The Reaper is the third full-length studio album by the unique Finnish Melodic Death Metal band Children Of Bodom. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gentlegiantprog
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible CD! A must-own for any metal collection!
Great CD! Worth every penny! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys metal! If you enjoy metal, you have to aggressively search to find the gems, as the radio plays the same old... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Follow the children of Bodom
This is COB's 3rd album and it's still good and loaded with all that COB styles.
My favorites are Mask of sanity, Hate me and Kissing the shadow. Read more
Published 22 months ago by blackmarkedsign
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great record
This is a really great album. I wanted to give it 4 and a half stars, but it's closer to five so I gave it five. Read more
Published on February 17, 2011 by The Passenger
1.0 out of 5 stars idiotic
children of bodom are an amalgamation of everything wrong with mainstream metal: broiling, eyeliner-streaked hot topic angst, "in your face" pantera toughguy swagger right out of... Read more
Published on March 16, 2010 by broken shift key
5.0 out of 5 stars Children of Boden CD
I was very happy to find this CD for my nephew. The cost of the CD and shipping were great and delivery was fast.
Published on February 18, 2010 by Ellie Guzman
5.0 out of 5 stars Blind guardian meets slayer!
Im not really any fan of death metal but this is my only favorite death metal band. Their death metal is not that kind of aggresive average thrash with random melody like most... Read more
Published on August 15, 2009 by Anti MTV
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