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Children of Bodom

< This band's genre definition is the result of editorial consensus, please do not alter it without prior discussion on the talk page --> Children of Bodom is a metal band from Espoo, Finland. There is some contention regarding the band's genre classification, but in general the band's musical style can be described as a hybrid of power metal, death metal, and hardcore punk.

The band's earlier releases leaned more towards a power metal style, but recently the band has focused on a style more closely related to melodic death metal. However, several key traits have remained consistent throughout the band's history, such as a focus on rapid tempos and technical guitar and keyboard solos. Other traits, such as Alexi's vocal approach and Jaska's use of blast beats are also consistent across the band's discography. The lyrics of Children of Bodom's songs are written in English and most often are concerned with the subjects of death, personal struggles, the grim reaper, war and the Lake Bodom murders. Recent albums have seen a shift to more antagonistic lyrics (songs such as "Better Off Dead" and "In Your Face") that has alienated some older fans.

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years active1993-present
originEspoo, Finland
music genre Melodic black metal{{cite web
website Official site
titleChildren of Bodom
publisherMP3.com
accessdate2006-05-20
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia

Children of Bodom



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