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Posts Tagged ‘Children of Bodom’

It Takes Skill to Do a Good Pop Cover

I can get down with a Metal version of a pop song when done well. I can appreciate the irony and it doesn’t really bug me. I think the heavy metal I Kissed a Girl is particularly genius, and it stays on my iPod because I listen to it fairly regularly. I even enjoyed CoB Salad’s Oops! I Did It Again rendition.

However what I hate is when shitty bands try to copy the success of I Set My Friends on Fire, who practically launched a career off that one cover. They half ass some pop cover relying solely on irony to try and gain success. What they don’t realize is that it does actually take some thought to produce a good pop cover.
I know this discussion is burnt out and I’m a little late to the game, but today hearing an incredibly bad cover of Bad Romance just really boggled my mind as to how people don’t realize this.

I’ll have my HYPOCRYSY with a COB Salad

According to Lambgoat, Swedish melodic metallers Hypocrysy will be enlisting the help of man-girl/Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho to fill in a guitarist spot for their forthcoming North American Tour.
Alexi Laiho, Chidren of Bodom
Peter Tatgren says he’s looking forward to having sex with this talented guitar-playing Finnish chick.

CoB Salad Ruins Other Peoples Music Too!

Not content with slowly turning their own music into shit flavored baby food. The “long anticipated” cover album from Fags of Bodom (lulz I’m clever) entitled “Skeletons in the Closet” has a release date and a trailer video.

Some of the covers are rehashes of the cutesy ones they’ve thrown on albums all along like Talk Dirty to Me, Rebel Yell, and Ooops!… I Did it Again. Some of which were actually done back when it was still slightly ironic to cover pop songs as a metal band.
They’ve now however decided that they are going to go after classic metal names. Like Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Sepultura, and Suicidal Tendencies. They will undoubtedly botch all of them.
If they ever open for Suicidal Tendencies again, not only will all the CoB Kiddies be talking about how shitty ST is, they’ll be saying Alexi did War Inside My Head better than they did. GG Alexi, you’ve made the never ending struggle against retardation that is my life that much harder.

Alexi Laiho Fell Out of Bed

A few days back Children of Bodom frontman, Alexi Laiho, fell out of bed on the tour bus.

He broke his shoulder and has internal bleeding, he says he can finish out the tour however he won’t be able to “move around or sing with my full power”

I guess it’s good I saw them before this happened, otherwise it would have been even MORE boring.


Concert Report: No Fear Music Tour 4/4/2009

This concert really wasn’t going to be a highlight for me. I was mainly looking forward to Municipal Waste, and to see if Children of Bodom played anything good. But when As I Lay Dying had to cancel and were replaced by the mighty Suicidal Tendencies, I began to really look forward to this show.

God Forbid: We showed up late and missed these guys. I’ve heard mixed things about them but never bothered to really check them out.

Municipal Waste: I’m a pretty big fan of these guys, so I was pissed that we only showed up for the last 2 songs (Fuck trying to go anywhere with more than 3 people btw) but they were solid from what I saw. I don’t think they were used to having such a big stage and didn’t take advantage of it. I look forward to seeing them in a smaller venue sometime though.

Children of Bodom: What can I say? Practically the definition of sell out, they opened up with Silent Night, Bodom Night, and played Bed of Razors towards the end. By that point though, I was just waiting for them to end it so I could drive a nail without burning out the teeny bopper girls jumping all over me creaming in their panties.

I can’t say there’s been a band I’ve been this disappointed with live, at least I could laugh at Dragonforce, but I went through a big Children of Bodom phase and it’s like Alexi took the money I spent on their early albums and wiped his ass with it on stage. His “Hey look guys I’m Americanized” tough guy bullshit was out in full force. “FUCK YEAH IVE NEVER SEEN A FUCKING PIT THIS FUCKING BIG I WAS SO FUCKING HUNGOVER THIS FUCKING MORNING BUT YOU FUCKING GUYS MADE ME NOT FUCKING HUNGOVER AND FUCKING I FUCKING FUCKER FUCKER BITCH HATECREW MOTHERFUCKERS!”. If I remember correctly this guy used to have an accent.

It also didn’t help that during some slower song this dude was dry humping his girlfriend and his ass kept banging into my leg on the back thrusts.

Fuck Children of Bodom


Suicidal Tendencies: The pain of the Children of Bodom set was washed away as soon as Cyko Miko came skipping out on stage. I’ve been listening to these guys forever. They were one of my Dad’s favorites and are now one of mine. The crowd thinned quite a bit, the area that was pretty jam packed during Children of Bodom was now sparsely sprinkled with groups of kids who didn’t know what the fuck was going on, “WTF? Where’s As I Lay Dying?”. Looking at all the Suicidal Fans like they were crazy… Which made the opener “You Can’t Bring Me Down” all the more fitting.

Who the hell you calling crazy?
You wouldn’t know what crazy was if Charles Manson was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch

They played a lot of good stuff, Send Me Your Money, War Inside My Head, Possessed to Skate, Cyco Vision (This is when a glimmer of recognition shone through the crowd towards the back), and Pledge Your Allegiance as a closer.

As usual it was part rock concert and part motivational speech from Mike. He’s been doing this for close to 30 years, and you can tell he wouldn’t change a minute of it.

Lamb of God: This band has always been a mixed bag for me, so I didn’t have much opinion on seeing them. But as usual they put on a good show, solid playing from every member in the band. And they were fun to watch. They dedicated the song Contractor to Suicidal Tendencies, if every song they wrote was more along the lines of that one I would probably enjoy Lamb of God a good deal more.


Overall I had a good night, and No Fear was giving out free drinks after the show so it was all good. Suicidal Tendencies is going to be in Europe in June, don’t miss them.

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