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Release date: 30 October 2000
Style: Extreme power metal

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01. Follow The Reaper
02. Bodom After Midnight
03. Children Of Decadence
04. Everytime I Die
05. Mask Of Sanity
06. Taste Of My Scythe
07. Hate Me!
08. Northern Comfort
09. Kissing The Shadows
10. Hellion [W.A.S.P. cover] [bonus]
11. Shot In The Dark [Ozzy Osbourne cover] [Japanese bonus]
12. Don't Stop At The Top [Scorpions cover] [Finnish bonus]
13. Aces High [Iron Maiden cover] [Deluxe Edition bonus]
14. Hate Me! [Original Single version] [2008 re-release bonus]
+ Everytime I Die [video] [Deluxe Edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2000: 14

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Additional info
- recorded at Abyss Studios in August/September 2000 by Peter Tägtgren
- produced by Peter Tägtgren; co-produced by Children Of Bodom
- mixed at Abyss Studios by Peter Tägtgren
- mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila
- cover artwork by Sami Saramäki

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
9.5
Children of Bodom? It's hard to describe their music if you've never heard it before. It's a mix of power metal, speed metal and on the other side black/death metal for vocals! Let's say that it's just amazing. For their third album, Children of Bodom has taken the good things of their two previous ones and added some boosted melodies. As a result, Follow the Reaper is a brilliant cocktail of angry riffs and sweet but fast melodies.

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published 10.09.2003 | Comments (32)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis

Rating:
9.5
Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, thou art not so.

The follow up album to Hatebreeder, this album too has a very good little speach to kick it off. The five peace melo-death/extreme power metallers are back and better than ever with this album. This album, like their previous work has infamous neo-classical passeges, legendary harmonies, and solid rhythm work. Ladies and gentlemen, I have followed the reaper and I have tasted his scythe, it was sweet.

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published 31.07.2007 | Comments (21)

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Deadmeat - 22.02.2010 at 00:21  
Rating: 7 This band is not my type. i've decided that now. i ddint enjoy this album a lot. but i can see that it can be a good album for people with a bit different preferences.
Reza - 22.02.2010 at 00:39  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 22.02.2010 at 00:21

i ddint enjoy this album a lot.

Me too. IMO it's overrated and it isn't the best Children Of Bodom album at all. "Hatebreeder" and "Something Wild" are better than it.
Deadmeat - 22.02.2010 at 00:42  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 22.02.2010 at 00:39

Written by Deadmeat on 22.02.2010 at 00:21

i ddint enjoy this album a lot.

Me too. IMO it's overrated and it isn't the best Children Of Bodom album at all. "Hatebreeder" and "Something Wild" are better than it.

not listened to those 2 albums yet. but i've heard other people saying exactly the same thing with you...
Reza - 22.02.2010 at 00:49  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 22.02.2010 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 22.02.2010 at 00:39

Written by Deadmeat on 22.02.2010 at 00:21

i ddint enjoy this album a lot.

Me too. IMO it's overrated and it isn't the best Children Of Bodom album at all. "Hatebreeder" and "Something Wild" are better than it.

not listened to those 2 albums yet. but i've heard other people saying exactly the same thing with you...

yeah, even I can say "Hate Crew Deathroll" is better than it too.
Abattoir - 24.02.2010 at 03:43  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 22.02.2010 at 00:42

Written by Guest on 22.02.2010 at 00:39

Written by Deadmeat on 22.02.2010 at 00:21

i ddint enjoy this album a lot.

Me too. IMO it's overrated and it isn't the best Children Of Bodom album at all. "Hatebreeder" and "Something Wild" are better than it.

not listened to those 2 albums yet. but i've heard other people saying exactly the same thing with you...

Well for me these two albums are very good without doubt, but I think that with this one Children Of Bodom reached the peak of their amazing creation with still fresh original ideas and pure agressive performance. After ''Follow The Reaper'' their road quickly went downhill.
viking_dyziu - 17.03.2010 at 16:01  
  Mmm...Children Of Decadence ..is the best!

Excellent ...
sanpopo - 21.07.2010 at 09:03  
Rating: 10 Fantastic. if u love melody with brutality, u definitely should check this out. and the production is incredible. crystal clear and crushing.
Sulac - 02.08.2010 at 21:45  
  Better than Something Wild and Blooddrunk by far, which are the other 2 Bodom albums I've heard. Still have a softspot for the latter, though.
musicalkaratekid - 31.10.2011 at 02:13  
Rating: 8 Overall my favourite COB album, purely for the beautiful combination of melody and powerful guitar techniques.
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 20:59  
Rating: 9 Follow the Reaper the song just rips!
AngelofDeth - 04.03.2012 at 10:43  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 22.02.2010 at 00:39

IMO it's overrated and it isn't the best Children Of Bodom album at all. "Hatebreeder" and "Something Wild" are better than it.

Yeah this one was never my fave. i think the keyboards and the catchy choruses are just a tad to overbearing on this album. Though its still a great album with extremely techniqal guitars, atmostspheric keys, catchy choruses, and brootal yet beautifal melodies. I think the catchiness is why its so popular.
dsk1984 - 09.03.2012 at 21:18  
Rating: 10 Here's how I see it; this album is an amazing 3rd installment after 2 other great releases. It was followed by a very good 4th outing with Hatecrew Deathroll., but after that though, their next 3 took a severe drop in quality, especially Blooddrunk and Are You Dead Yet?
Spacerunner - 08.11.2012 at 23:01  
Rating: 10 Godlike. Their best. "Hatebreeder" made them melodic death stars. "Follow the Reaper" made them one the best metal bands ever. At almost the same time Nightwish made the similar moves with "Oceanborn" and "Wishmaster". IMHO, these 2 albums of 2000 year sealed metal as reborn genre after 5 or 6 years of struggle, search and changes.
Ace Frawley - 22.12.2013 at 20:35  
Rating: 6 Some good songs but that synthesizer kills it for me.
deadone - 23.12.2013 at 00:15  
Rating: 6 I prefer Something Wild and Hatebreeder. But to be fair I never gave this album much of a chance due to near constant state of inebriation when it came out.

I did get Hatecrew Deathroll (by which time I was slightly more sober) but it didn't really grab me either. So I never went back to Follow The Reaper.
psykometal - 24.12.2013 at 21:03  
 
Written by deadone on 23.12.2013 at 00:15

I prefer Something Wild and Hatebreeder. But to be fair I never gave this album much of a chance due to near constant state of inebriation when it came out.

I did get Hatecrew Deathroll (by which time I was slightly more sober) but it didn't really grab me either. So I never went back to Follow The Reaper.

Follow The Reaper is quite a bit superior to HCDR.
MetalAce - 10.01.2014 at 19:41  
Rating: 10 Emm, this one is better. I like this album and it's one of their best works.
Ace Frawley - 11.01.2014 at 10:37  
Rating: 6
Written by MetalAce on 10.01.2014 at 19:41

Emm, this one is better. I like this album and it's one of their best works.


Do all their albums feature prominent synthesizer? I just wanted to check because if the answer is yes, I'm not interested in exploring anymore of their catalogue. I'm a rabid anti-synthite.
psykometal - 01.03.2014 at 00:58  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 11.01.2014 at 10:37

Do all their albums feature prominent synthesizer? I just wanted to check because if the answer is yes, I'm not interested in exploring anymore of their catalogue. I'm a rabid anti-synthite.

It's not synth, it's keyboard. And yes, they're keyboardist is very prominent in all their music. One of the aspects of their music which garnered them a lot of attention from the very beginning was their penchant for tandem guitar/keyboard solos.
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.03.2014 at 02:04  
Rating: 8 This is indeed better than HCDr, but HCDr is still quite enjoyable. The newest album was like an awful, tired and hackneyed version of it.
Ace Frawley - 01.03.2014 at 10:34  
Rating: 6
Written by psykometal on 01.03.2014 at 00:58

It's not synth, it's keyboard. And yes, they're keyboardist is very prominent in all their music. One of the aspects of their music which garnered them a lot of attention from the very beginning was their penchant for tandem guitar/keyboard solos.


No other band I listen to has keyboards competing with the guitar and indulging in lead breaks, so it's quite different from anything else I've listened to. To be honest, I don't really like the sound of keyboards or synthesizer as a main instrument. I prefer keyboards to be in the background, a bit like how they are played in Enslaved. It's just my personal preference. Obviously Children of Bodom are hugely popular, so it's something a lot of people are comfortable with. And Children of Bodom have been around for a long time, so they've made a successful career out of it. Good on 'em. I still enjoy some of the songs on this album, that's for sure.
psykometal - 01.03.2014 at 17:15  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 01.03.2014 at 10:34

No other band I listen to has keyboards competing with the guitar and indulging in lead breaks, so it's quite different from anything else I've listened to. To be honest, I don't really like the sound of keyboards or synthesizer as a main instrument. I prefer keyboards to be in the background, a bit like how they are played in Enslaved. It's just my personal preference. Obviously Children of Bodom are hugely popular, so it's something a lot of people are comfortable with. And Children of Bodom have been around for a long time, so they've made a successful career out of it. Good on 'em. I still enjoy some of the songs on this album, that's for sure.

That's what I loved about their music in the first 4 albums. Everything after HCDr is crap, except Halo of Blood. And even then, as you can see by Joe's comment above, it's rather HCDr-esque.
mikeprado30 - 19.03.2014 at 06:43  
Rating: 9 Well, surely this one kicks asses as the previous ones.

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