CANTO: Green Carnation, Bodom After Midnight, Krater, and More

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These weird times are only getting weirder.

  • Green Carnation has announced that the album release show for Leaves of Yesteryear will be streamed for all to see on May 23rd. No audience members will be present, and yes, that is a result of the current pandemic.
  • What was once Children of Bodom, is now Bodom After Midnight. Yes, the new project from Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg is a CoB spin-off in name. I get it, legally the name had to change and this allows them to maintain branding. I’ll be looking toward to hearing new material, out of curiosity as much as anything.
  • What’s happening in Italy right now is beyond belief. That being said, I have fully enjoyed seeing clips of residents singing from their patios. Even better than that? This dude jamming Slayer’s “Raining Blood.”
  • German black metal crew Krater have dropped a new music video for “Prayer for Demise”. That track was taken from 2019’s Venenare (Eisenwald). So if you want to close with something dark and grim, you sure got it.

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Children of Bodom – “I Worship Chaos”

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When preparing to analyze any work from Children of Bodom, you generally already have an idea of what to expect. The successes of their twenty-plus year career has been defined by a spastically symphonic brand of melodic death metal, all themed around the grim reaper… obviously. That said, when news broke about their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, I still found myself both excited and curious about what may come from it. And I must say, it certainly delivered in all the ways we would have expected, and probably hoped for. Continue reading

The Horns Up Top 10: Children of Bodom

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Named after an unsolved multiple homicide case that took place near their hometown of Espoo in 1960Children of Bodom emerged onto the extreme metal scene in the mid-1990s. Best categorized as melodic death metal, Bodom’s sound is easily recognizable thanks to its heavy keyboard use, giving their songs an extremely upbeat feel. Their success is unquestionable; every studio album of theirs from Follow The Reaper onward has reached Gold certification in Finland. Impressive.

Children of Bodom have not really deviated from the aforementioned sound over the years. While some of the most recent albums have added a bit of an industrial flair, they’ve traditionally stayed true to their roots over their eight studio album career. While I’ve been rather lukewarm (putting it kindly) to much of their recent work, I can’t emphasize enough how frequently I go back through their catalog. As such, Bodom seemed like an appropriate band to focus on in this edition of The Horns Up Top 10. So let’s get into it…

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Quickies: Potentially good news from Wintersun and Tool? More importantly, ‘St. Anger’ got a face-lift.

I have nothing interesting to say. It’s a Tuesday. Who honestly gives a shit about Tuesday?

I can dig it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 

Quickies: Episode 3 of Ziltoid TV. Also, you really need to see this Laiho/Flynn thing

I’m not all that impressed with At The Gate’s At War With Reality. There. I said it.

If you haven’t listened to Z2 yet you’re fucking crazy. It’s amazing.

Ok, maybe At War With Reality is pretty solid.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.