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I Worship Chaos is a critically divisive album. However, I would argue that at this stage of Children of Bodom’s career, this album’s divisiveness is actually a good thing: it means the boys are not giving in to nonsense. The metal elitists and the “old-school fan” purists are only too quick to dismiss this album with lazy labels such as “mainstream”, “Americanized” (while neither is true), or simply does not contain a solo from Kissing the Shadows on every single track, and hence not nearly old school enough. These tired prejudices make it impossible for these people to appreciate this album for what it is, and frankly, it’s their loss. However, if you approach this album without a preconceived notion of what it “should” sound like, you'll likely be delightfully surprised.
As for me, if I opened this album with any sense of dread or doubt, I was completely swept off my feet by the end. While the solid and rich 8th album Halo of Blood was celebrated as a “return to form”, it lacked a bit of the bursting creativity and energy of I Worship Chaos, which is simply yelling “forget about ‘form’” with every wild and unexpected stylistic and structural decision. The explosive talents of Alexi Laiho (guitars) and Janne Wirman (keyboard) a.k.a.Read more ›
The one thing I did not like about this album, is that there are at least 2 songs that don't have any guitar solos. For me, a band needs to keep their original elements, even if their sound changes and matures. Guitar solos, keyboard solos, awesome drumming, and Alexi's vocals are what got me into Bodom. And yes, Alexi's vocals aren't nearly what they used to be, but they're not horrible. But I was disappointed to hear some songs without guitar solos, because honestly, that's what I look forward to most in each song.
Other than that, the album is awesome. Some songs actually have 2 guitar solos, albeit some are kind short. But what I really loved about this album is the keyboard. There is clearly way more keyboard on this album. There are keyboard solos, lots of atmospheric keyboard, and just the sound overall is great. I feel like each song has structure, and isn't just a straightforward heavy metal with nothing original in it.
My favorite songs on the album are My Bodom, Widdershins (which totally sounds like old school Bodom), and Prayer for the Afflicted (which has the coolest sounding guitar and keyboard Bodom has ever done). Other standouts include the solos on Horns, the ending guitar/keyboard solo on All for Nothing, and the keyboard at 1:07 on Suicide Bomber. What's really cool is Alexi did all the guitar work himself, since Roope left.Read more ›
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Children of Bodom are the worst grindcore band I've heard so far.
At least Slayer, Slipknot, Metallica, and such can do it without being terrible. Read more
I bought this for my fiancés birthday and he loves it. It actually comes with a bonus CD which he was really excited about. This was the best price I could find for it, too.Published 1 month ago by Jenner225
I have listened to this album at least 40 times now, I kept hoping I would like it with every new spin. Well, that will never be the case. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JoPGo
This is a better understanding sound and new vibe while tracks like suicide bomber keep you on edge the solo at the end of all for nothing is one of the best solos if heard ever.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome album. Always loved this band. The record sound quality is amazing.Published 4 months ago by Autumntribe
Worth buying for the first track alone! That riff is a killer.
The rest of the album is pretty good, too.