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  • Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Explicit Lyrics, Enhanced
  • Label: Spinefarm
  • ASIN: B001675SP8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
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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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Any and all metal fans should get this cd, you will love it.
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Best songs are Follow The Reaper, Bodom After Midnight, Children Of Decadence, and Everytime I Die.
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Alexi and Janne have great dual guitar and keyboard solos at the end.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Richard Terry on 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris 'raging bill' Burton on 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Squash 'N' Squeak on October 27, 2006
I admit that I may have bought this album on a nostalgic impulse, but I'm glad I had it. Considering I'm someone who mainly listens to stuff like Radiohead, Yes, and Pink Floyd, you'd think the last album I'd buy is this. But whatever. Lately I've been checking out some "tr00" metal (like Opeth and In Flames, along with metal bands I looked into a while ago like Alice In Chains and Queensryche), and it's awesome. So far, this is the only COB album I own, but after listening to it, I'm looking forward than buying more of their albums. Anyway, enough of my rant, now onto the album.

COB's Follow The Reaper is full of awesome instrumental passages, ear-shredding vocals, and even audible bass! Wow! These guys are definately some of the most talented musicians out there; especially Alexi Laiho. He has great solos throughout the whole album. The title track opens up with a passage from something you'd hear in an Edgar Allen Poe tale: "Death be not proud, though some have called me mighty and dreadful, hard not so." Then Alexi, Alexander, Henkka, Janne and Jaska hit you with their instruments all at once. There's even a little bass solo in the beginning! During the chorus, there's some great keyboard effects by Janne. Then he and Alexi have solos with each other near the end. Janne is definitely the best keyboardist out there right now along with Jordan Rudess. The song is obviously about death, and in a very humorous way. At the end you hear someone say, "I was only 21 when I diead", which is a line from the Exorcist pt 3. Bodom After Midnight is an equally great song. I like the creepy guitar and keyboard effects that lead up to the lyrics. The chorus is also really catchy with "Bodom after midnight! Bodom after midnight YEAH!" It's another one of my favorites off the album.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark R. Guglielmo on 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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