Children Of Bodom - Halo Of Blood


7.7 | 476 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Extreme power metal

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01. Waste Of Skin
02. Halo Of Blood
03. Scream For Silence
04. Transference
05. Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06. The Days Are Numbered
07. Dead Man's Hand On You
08. Damage Beyond Repair
09. All Twisted
10. One Bottle And A Knee Deep
11. Crazy Nights [Loudness Cover] [Limited Edition Bonus]
12. Sleeping In My Car [Roxette Cover] [Limited Edition Bonus]

Line-up
Janne Warman - keyboards
Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho - guitars, vocals
Roope Latvala - guitars, backing vocals
Jaska Raatikainen - drums
Henkka Blacksmith - bass, backing vocals

Additional info
Peter Tägtgren - producer
Mikko Karmila - engineering
Sami Saramäki - cover art

Staff review by
Windrider
Rating:
8.4
Another few years have passed and the once so mighty Children Of Bodom give it another try. People out there might have heard the rumours already so here is the essential question: Are they back? Back from their downhill path starting with Are You Dead Yet? If you want an answer to that, get yourself the album and find it out by yourself, for it's truly a quite personal question. But let's have a look beyond conservatives and fanboy rockers and get some insight to the subject.

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published 13.07.2013 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
AngelofDeth
Rating:
6.0
The singles released for this album, "Transference" and "Halo Of Blood", set off a storm of anticipation and excitement around this album due to the fact that these songs sounded reminiscent of the Children Of Bodom's classical and often most cherished early albums. But now that the album is out and the dust is settled, does Halo Of Blood really live up to the hype?

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published 22.02.2014 | Comments (4)

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07.06.2013 - 04:28
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by akoasm on 07.06.2013 at 04:08

Spanish language post

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07.06.2013 - 08:09
Rating: 7
460498333
Not bed.
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07.06.2013 - 12:05
Rating: 5
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by AngelofDeth on 07.06.2013 at 01:18

Unfortunately the two previously mentioned singles are the best songs on the album.

I was gonna give it a go because of the rating it now has compared to the previous albums, but since you mentioned the singles were the "best" songs on the album (I thought both songs were terrible), I might reconsider and just not bother at all.
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07.06.2013 - 12:50
moe5512
Written by ZafÞ on 07.06.2013 at 12:05

I was gonna give it a go because of the rating it now has compared to the previous albums, but since you mentioned the singles were the "best" songs on the album (I thought both songs were terrible), I might reconsider and just not bother at all.

Myabe you should do what you want instead of follow one person's opinion?
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07.06.2013 - 12:55
Rating: 5
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by moe5512 on 07.06.2013 at 12:50

Myabe you should do what you want instead of follow one person's opinion?

Nah, I just don't feel like wasting my time with Bodom anymore. I'll probably check it out eventually, but reading the comments (both positive and negative) don't exactly get me excited, since it seems the two singles were more or less a good indicator of the rest of the album.
EDIT: You know what, fuck it, I'll check it out right now and be done with it
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07.06.2013 - 13:07
moe5512
Written by ZafÞ on 07.06.2013 at 12:55

Nah, I just don't feel like wasting my time with Bodom anymore. I'll probably check it out eventually, but reading the comments (both positive and negative) don't exactly get me excited, since it seems the two singles were more or less a good indicator of the rest of the album.
EDIT: You know what, fuck it, I'll check it out right now and be done with it

I actually think it sounds quite like HCDR so even if it's not the Bodom I love it's definitely in the right direction
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07.06.2013 - 16:13
Rating: 5
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by moe5512 on 07.06.2013 at 13:07

I actually think it sounds quite like HCDR so even if it's not the Bodom I love it's definitely in the right direction

I don't like it. Sure, I admit it's a step up from their previous release, but it's still garbage to me. It has some genuinely enjoyable moments, though they are few.
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07.06.2013 - 16:16
moe5512
Written by ZafÞ on 07.06.2013 at 16:13

I don't like it. Sure, I admit it's a step up from their previous release, but it's still garbage to me. It has some genuinely enjoyable moments, though they are few.

Well you gave it a shot at least . I think if this would have been released after follow the reaper I wouldn't like it but nowadays you have to enjoy every drop of relative good music that Bodom releases
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07.06.2013 - 16:26
Rating: 5
ZafÞ
Phlegmish
Written by moe5512 on 07.06.2013 at 16:16

nowadays you have to enjoy every drop of relative good music that Bodom releases

No. I don't.
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09.06.2013 - 00:45
Rating: 7
Mario Montes
They''ve done a good album again. Better than their lasts 3 albums, worst than their 3 first, but at leaset as good as HCDR. They've made a step forward by making a step backwards. If their next album is even more old school than this one i would say they've returned again.

When I first heard the first song of the album, I smiled from ear to ear but I miss the old apassionating sound of SW, HB and FTR. Anyway this is a good surprise for me.
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09.06.2013 - 13:19
Rating: 9
Windrider
Raureif
This is actually great! The logical follow-up to HCDR somehow... and their best since then.
They still manage to first release one of the (slightly) weaker songs (Transference) but anyway, Bodom are back!
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09.06.2013 - 20:16
Rating: 9
rdhelli@gmail.com
I gave it a 9, because I think they finally found the right direction to fill in the gap they made in their fans' heart with their last few years. That is an effort that should be respected. After giving it several spins I can also say they did not copied the old years using the same recipe and making repetitive, dull shit, but instead they used the same recipe to make fresh and very good stuff. Feel the difference.
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09.06.2013 - 20:30
Rating: 8
In Bone Factory
A nice come back. "Crazy Nights" is a great heavy cover
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10.06.2013 - 15:07
MechanisT
Account deleted
The title track was full of absolute win. Pleasantly surprised with this album.
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11.06.2013 - 16:52
Rating: 9
Cunt_Destructor
I was really surprised by this album. After being disappointed after their several lasts releases, this one has given us some new fresh ideas. And I've noticed some changes in the manner of singing. Very nice album!
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12.06.2013 - 01:20
Rating: 8
Luneth
This was actually kinda good, Bodom Blue Moon is so catchy! Very good album and quite unexpected.
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14.06.2013 - 16:53
RealEyes
This album will get max 7.7-7.9
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15.06.2013 - 18:35
Rating: 9
Sword_Chant
MUCH BETTER! I think this is more along the lines of what we wanted to hear from COB in a while, kudos!
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16.06.2013 - 13:47
Rating: 9
Warman
Erotic Stains
Oh, such a pleasant surprise. This is actually really good. A candidate for my biggest surprise of 2013.
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20.06.2013 - 14:36
Rating: 8
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
My final rating is "7.6", better than previous album.
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21.06.2013 - 17:42
Rating: 7
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
Improvement over Blooddrunk and Relentless Reckless Forever, but still light years away from the sheer brilliance of HB, FTR and HCDR...
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... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
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26.06.2013 - 08:50
Rating: 9
Sword_Chant
In some ways I think this is probably one of their heaviest albums of all! I love this album
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30.06.2013 - 05:56
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Surprised this wasn't a huge steaming pile of shit.
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I do your mum
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02.07.2013 - 16:34
Rating: 8
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Wow! Just listened to the title track, I certainly wasn't expecting this! The Norwegian BM-inspired riffs from their early works are back and this song is just kick-ass. I had completely ignored their last album but this one gives me hope CoB can still play decent extreme metal.
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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02.07.2013 - 23:14
Rating: 9
Morteza K.
I'm surprised! This is so fuckin' good I don't believe it! Great album, great comeback!
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04.07.2013 - 18:51
evilexistence_
Written by Wiillak on 01.06.2013 at 00:01

That sounds good. it's seems they're turning to former style


totally agree
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13.07.2013 - 16:33
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Boxcar Willy on 30.06.2013 at 05:56

Surprised this wasn't a huge steaming pile of shit.

Surprised people aren't realising this is a steaming pile of shit.
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13.07.2013 - 18:57
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Guest on 13.07.2013 at 16:33

Written by Boxcar Willy on 30.06.2013 at 05:56

Surprised this wasn't a huge steaming pile of shit.

Surprised people aren't realising this is a steaming pile of shit.

I disagree, the production is a little funky, and the songs get boring after a bit, but the rawness and energy is back. Drumming has improved greatly. I wouldn't listen to it again, but it wasn't bad.
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13.07.2013 - 20:17
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.07.2013 at 18:57

I disagree, the production is a little funky, and the songs get boring after a bit, but the rawness and energy is back. Drumming has improved greatly. I wouldn't listen to it again, but it wasn't bad.

I didn't get anything energetic from this album. Very plodding, uninteresting songs, terrible dry-throat vocals which were far too high in the mix, flat production. Yeah, no.
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15.07.2013 - 23:16
Rating: 9
Borgir
This surprised me totally! I didnt expect something like this, but this album is awesome. Black metal influences are there very strong, good work CoB
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