Children Of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever


6.7 | 540 votes |
Release date: 8 March 2011
Style: Extreme power metal

Owners:

476 have it
77 want it


01. Not My Funeral
02. Shovel Knockout
03. Roundtrip To Hell And Back
04. Pussyfoot Miss Suicide
05. Relentless Reckless Forever
06. Ugly
07. Cry Of The Nihilist
08. Was It Worth It?
09. Northpole Throwdown
10. Party All The Time [Eddie Murphy cover] [iTunes bonus]
11. Angels Don't Kill [Live at Bloodstock] [Japanese bonus]
12. Every Time I Die [Live at Bloodstock] [Japanese bonus]

[Digipak Edition Bonus DVD]
+ Was It Worth It? music video
+ Making of Was It Worth It?
+ Angels Don't Kill - Live at Bloodstock
+ Everytime I Die - Live at Bloodstock
+ The Rockhouse Method with Alexi Laiho - DVD trailer
+ The Rockhouse Method with Alexi Laiho - instructional DVD excerpt

Guest review by
Windrider
Rating:
8.0
Even before this album was released and before anyone could have heard a sound of it, quite everyone knew that this will not become an album worth a 10. Children Of Bodom have changed too much to return to the old awesome tunes. The band stated before the release of it that Relentless Reckless Forever would happen to be the best Bodom album ever. Blah blah the same shit a band always cries out for marketing, but in this case it even sounded ridiculous. I admit that I was one of those who decided not to spend money on this record. But now I am glad that I am not that firm with my principles in some cases! Expecting some Blooddrunk shit with only more party atmosphere it was a real surprise to me when I first listened to it.

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published 21.06.2011 | Comments (23)

Guest review by
Svneatr
Rating:
5.0
Imagine a man walking down the road, traveling right down the middle, never wavering, never stopping. Maybe it's dark out, a slight echo to his footsteps. All of a sudden, the man stops. His ears perk up for a second, shrugs it off and keeps right on walking. That is about as close as Children Of Bodom are on this record to returning to their classic sound.

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published 14.03.2012 | Comments (31)

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02.02.2011 - 01:14
deliverance7

Posts: 4
From: Greece
Hope to be better than blooddrunk
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03.02.2011 - 13:28
Jusbaked

Posts: 10
From: Australia

Wow, what the fuck is this shit.
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08.02.2011 - 18:42
Rating: 6
theregnar

Posts: 39
From: Finland

The new song "Ugly" isn't nearly that awful than i had anticipated. there still might be hope xD
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11.02.2011 - 04:30
Rating: 5
Red_Travis

Posts: 62
From: USA

After hearing the new songs, I think I'll give this album a 6, if not a 5 when I hear the whole thing.
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12.02.2011 - 00:05
RavenKing

Posts: 1941
From: Canada

Written by ForeverDarkWoods on 20.01.2011 at 20:25

Come on, later Darkthrone is awesome!


Opinions obviously differ because I think later Darkthrone is total crap.
They should have called a quit after "Transylvanian Hunger".
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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12.02.2011 - 00:08
BloodFireDeath

Posts: 169
From: USA

I was hoping this album would have a song called BODOMless Pit haha
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Goodspeed on the Devils Thunder
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12.02.2011 - 00:11
RavenKing

Posts: 1941
From: Canada

Written by BloodFireDeath on 12.02.2011 at 00:08

I was hoping this album would have a song called BODOMless Pit haha


Would be quite fitting for this band.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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16.02.2011 - 17:10
Rating: 5
Red_Travis

Posts: 62
From: USA

Just saw the video for "Was It Worth It?"

SO FREAKIN' BAD
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16.02.2011 - 19:07
Rating: 7
Întunecatul

Posts: 274
From: Romania

This album looks to continue the downward spiral...I don't have high hopes for it...was it worth it is a b-side of the song blooddrunk(thought that song was good in my eyes), ugly sounds a tad better...when I heard first the spoof of was it worth it I said, oh they are going to a more melodeath sound(haha, yes they are extreme power metal in my eyes) just be dissapointed.
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21.02.2011 - 04:02
Rozz

Posts: 195
From: Australia

Arghh how does one of my fav bands of all time go from epic to absolute shit! they hae one of the best line ups in finland and are producing shit like this, gave up on them afterblooddrunk but jeez they are getting worse. Americanized is what us Finn's are calling them
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02.03.2011 - 22:52
Rating: 8
tmclane

Posts: 8
From: USA
Just finished listening to it. Definitely a step up from Blooddrunk and Are You Dead Yet? Maybe not old Bodom, but a much better effort is encouraging.
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03.03.2011 - 00:00
Rating: 8
Weaponz248

Posts: 44
From: Germany

Wow! Just finished listening to it for the first time and all I can say is Damn!!! It is the best since HCDR. Very very good CD. I love it.
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03.03.2011 - 00:38
Lachy
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Yeah just listened through it shits all over blood drunk. Its like a mix of everything old and new in an awesome blend. Very happy with it
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03.03.2011 - 00:58
neonxaos

Posts: 157
From: Denmark
Funny how people who have actually heard the new album seem to have a different opinion.
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03.03.2011 - 05:22
Rating: 7
Wes

Posts: 365
From: Japan
Yup, listen to the album then judge it. This album is better than HCDR, it's actually somewhat GOOD aside from the lyrics and song titles.
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03.03.2011 - 09:46
Rating: 8
beyondtehdarksun

Posts: 157
From: Germany

Now that makes me feel relieved. I was hoping for a decent follow-up to HCDR at last, which is one of my all-time favorites.
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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03.03.2011 - 19:19
Drunken Master
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Listening to this on youtube and the first three songs sound pretty good, but I still hate the new vocals.
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03.03.2011 - 19:48
Drunken Master
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Just finished listening to all songs but the bonus track and it sounds good overall. A couple weak tracks, but definately a lot better than I anticipated.
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03.03.2011 - 20:40
bluegreengod
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Just listened to the whole thing. It sounds really good IMO, although the vocal distortion is a bit excessive at times. It's pretty cool that a band like COB earns a few fans around the world after years and years of touring, etc. and suddenly if they change sound at all --SELLOUT!-- if they don't change their sound --STALE!-- if nobody liked metal at all, certainly every metal album released would then be a masterpiece.
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03.03.2011 - 21:07
lehka

Posts: 1
From: Finland
This album is the best Bodom album ever! I was like WTF when I heard Was It Worth It.. Intro was kinda lame imo.. but it was pretty awesome after all 5/5 stars to this album
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03.03.2011 - 21:27
Elio
Red Nightmare

Posts: 4920
From: Italy

Will I even download this album? meh...
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IntoPlighT said: "Slipknot is 15 years old how the fuck is that Nu metal?"

BEST. QUOTE. EVER.
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04.03.2011 - 06:07
Lachy
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Yeah after listening to it 5 times over i would have to say it probs my favorite cob album. The must has really matured. Im just so happy that it turned out good so all the haters can eat shit
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04.03.2011 - 14:40
Rating: 7
Lucifer123

Posts: 36
From: Estonia

Sound great
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04.03.2011 - 15:27
Rating: 7
BudDa

Posts: 887
From: Uganda

Written by ForeverDarkWoods on 10.01.2011 at 00:30

Pussyfoot Miss Suicide cracks me up especially.


Haha..me too. But truth be told, Pussyfoot Miss Suicide is a pretty decent song..
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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04.03.2011 - 16:12
Kubina91

Posts: 23
From: Czech Republic

This album is good job.
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04.03.2011 - 19:29
Rating: 7
Destructo

Posts: 195
From: India

Significant improvement from Blooddrunk definitely. But the magic of the old Bodom is definitely gone forever. I guess this change in direction might get some new fans that previously ignored the band. But for all of the people who just love the first 3 albums, this will still sound like a disappointment. Personally, it's a 6.5 from me, just because they have improved the sound since Blodddrunk, but I still crave for those old albums of the early 2000's. Sigh.
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05.03.2011 - 07:36
Lachy
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If a band kept on making albums that sounded exactly the same they would become very boring so i think change is always necessary
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05.03.2011 - 07:54
atkmetal123

Posts: 60
From: Vietnam
Blooddrunk is even better than this one lol!
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05.03.2011 - 13:08
RavenKing

Posts: 1941
From: Canada

Written by Guest on 05.03.2011 at 07:36

If a band kept on making albums that sounded exactly the same they would become very boring so i think change is always necessary


...unless change leads to more boring things than stagnation would.

Stagnation is always better than devolution.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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05.03.2011 - 13:34
Rating: 7
Giok99

Posts: 79
From: Switzerland

Nice one, the first three song are awesome. After that, it's ok but nothing really devastating. Anyway, best one since HCDR. Nice solo from both guitar and keyboard and they play faster again.
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Nothing is real
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