Children Of Bodom - Blooddrunk


6.6 | 812 votes |
Release date: 9 April 2008
Style: Extreme power metal

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Disc I
01. Hellhounds On My Trail
02. Blooddrunk
03. Lobodomy
04. One Day You Will Cry
05. Smile Pretty For The Devil
06. Tie My Rope
07. Done With Everything, Die For Nothing
08. Banned From Heaven
09. Roadkill Morning
10. Ghostriders In The Sky [Stan Jones cover] [digipak bonus]
11. Lookin' Out My Back Door [CCR cover] [ltd UK edition bonus]
12. Just Dropped In [Kenny Rogers cover] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [bonus DVD 5.1]
01. Hellhounds On My Trail
02. Blooddrunk
03. Lobodomy
04. One Day You Will Cry
05. Smile Pretty For The Devil
06. Tie My Rope
07. Done With Everything, Die For Nothing
08. Banned From Heaven
09. Roadkill Morning
+ Blooddrunk [video]
+ Making of the Blooddrunk video
+ Photogallery

Guest review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
6.0
After the release of the widely hated "Are You Dead Yet?" many fans were left holding their breath wondering if it was perhaps just an off album or if Children Of Bodom had truly started a downwards spiral? Well this was the answer, and it seemed to be in favour of the pessimists.

With this latest effort the band seemed to take a more abrasive approach, making the keyboards less prominent and creating an overall "smaller" sound. While there is probably many people who can appreciate hearing a slightly less keyboard-drenched sound in exchange for some solid riffing, it appears the band has exchanged the keyboard dominant sound for....well, nothing! This album seems also to have a less catchy sound to it, and let's face it, the one thing that made Children Of Bodom very attractive was just how catchy the songs they could write were.. Even the previous album (as bad as it was) had more of this quality to it. Generally the song writing in this album is very anti-climactic, like its 4-5 minutes of build-up and then the song is over. Part of the anti-climactic tendencies this album has could be due to bad arrangements, the tempo changes as well as the vocal/lyrical arrangements sound awkward and severely misplaced most of the time.

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published 21.12.2008 | Comments (19)

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20.06.2012 - 20:08
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Not a bad album to be honest, nd I certainly don't think it's as bad as people say it is-in fact, I prefer it to 'AYDY?'. The opening three songs and 'Smile pretty for the Devil' are all very fun to listen to, with some excellent guitar work from laiho and good melodic passages. Obviously the synthesisers and symphonic material isn't exactly the band's highlight, and it never really works alongside their brand of melodic death metal, but it isn't a total mess-up either. The vocals get a bit boring after a while, especially on the monotonous semi-ballad 'Banned from heaven', but it still makes up for this with other better songs on 'Blooddrunk'. Certainly the band's best album since 'Hate Crew Deathroll'.
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21.06.2012 - 08:07
dagger01
I would rate it a 6.5. Not a bad album, but not a great one either.
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22.09.2012 - 20:57
Rating: 9
pinjal248
Great album!
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19.03.2014 - 06:47
Rating: 8
mikeprado30
Another album I consider underrated. Maybe the band's sound changed in some ways respect to the early three ones, but the power of the band's sound and keyboards amazing work keeps alive.
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29.05.2015 - 04:14
Rating: 6
Ruchesko
Good fodder for the genrehounds, but a sharp reality check for everyone else. With the cascade of great-but-disjointed solos strung together by token lyrics, this had a whiff of Malmsteen about it.
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02.09.2016 - 19:02
Rating: 7
Simsda
Just heard it and i definetly don't think it's as bad as others make it out to be. No it doesn't reach the same height as Follow the reaper or Hatebreeder but i enjoyed it either way.
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