Children Of Bodom - I Worship Chaos



7.2 | 262 votes |
Release date: 2 October 2015
Style: Extreme power metal

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01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
10. Widdershins
11. Mistress Of Taboo [Plasmatics cover] [Digipack bonus]
12. Danger Zone [Kenny Loggins cover] [Digipack bonus]
13. Black Winter Day [Amorphis cover] [Digipack bonus]
14. Cruel Summer [Bananarama cover] [Japanese Edition bonus]

Line-up
Janne Viljami Wirman - keyboards
Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho - guitars, vocals
Jaska Raatikainen - drums
Henkka Samuli Seppälä - bass, backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded by Mikko Karmila and Children Of Bodom at Danger Johnny Studios.
Mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios.

Artwork by Tuomas Korpi.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
6.2
It was a long, dark, and stormy night of the soul for Children Of Bodom as they wandered, fazed and abused, through the creative wasteland for 40 years. Pardon my mixed metaphors. 2013's Halo Of Blood came as a shock, being not only a much better album than anything from the previous decade, but also quite a good album on its own merits. I Worship Chaos does nothing of the sort.

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published 24.12.2015 | Comments (15)

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Comments: 28   [ 2 ignored ]   Visited by: 845 users
08.06.2015 - 16:44
moe5512
I like the artwork. Bodom's song titles don't usually say anything about the music but I hope it's at least as good as Halo of Blood.
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08.06.2015 - 17:55
Kais
Typically I don't care about song titles, but fuck, those are some awful song titles.
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08.06.2015 - 19:45
Lit.
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IHurt reminds me of this, which is not exactly a good sign:

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13.08.2015 - 18:27
Coolingsrock
Haha my bodom
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16.09.2015 - 20:43
Bad English
Masterchief
Trailer 4
does anybody can tell who feat and did guest vox in mistress of taboo?

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/children-of-bodom-fourth-i-worship-chaos-track-by-track-breakdown-video/
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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18.09.2015 - 00:59
musicalkaratekid
Written by Guest on 08.06.2015 at 19:45

IHurt reminds me of this, which is not exactly a good sign:




Am I right in thinking this screenshot is from a Simpsons episode?
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18.09.2015 - 18:17
Lit.
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Written by musicalkaratekid on 18.09.2015 at 00:59

Am I right in thinking this screenshot is from a Simpsons episode?

You would indeed be accurate in that assumption.
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02.10.2015 - 01:34
Sentenced Odiin
gothic.moorion@gmail.com
Black Winter Day?!
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Life has given me much, maybe taken more...
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02.10.2015 - 01:38
Zaph
The Nothingth
Danger Zone?!

No, seriously, what the hell? I need to hear that. (since it's going to be ridiculously bad)
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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03.10.2015 - 12:35
Rating: 7
Necrodamus
Nothing special but not bad either. Their previous album set the bar high and I think I expected too much out of this. A few good riffs can't really save the average songwriting.
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04.10.2015 - 05:05
Skoda
Wow, this was a dreadful listen. Can't say I'm impressed :/
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Sleeping on his laurels.
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04.10.2015 - 23:24
Rating: 8
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Written by Skoda on 04.10.2015 at 05:05

Wow, this was a dreadful listen. Can't say I'm impressed :/


First listen through, tracks 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 all seem good to varying degrees. The others (track 2-5) are very forgetful. I'll have to see how those 6 "good" tracks grow on me to come to an overall conclusion on the album.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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05.10.2015 - 01:31
Skoda
Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 04.10.2015 at 23:24

Written by Skoda on 04.10.2015 at 05:05

Wow, this was a dreadful listen. Can't say I'm impressed :/


First listen through, tracks 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 all seem good to varying degrees. The others (track 2-5) are very forgetful. I'll have to see how those 6 "good" tracks grow on me to come to an overall conclusion on the album.


I think my biggest problem with the whole thing is that it just feels like a lazy emulation of what this band used to be capable of. There's a scattered moment of quality here and there (The chorus of "Morrigan" is nice, Horns has some decent riffage going on, etc.), but nothing as a whole is sticking for me. Also, the closing track ending on one of the lamest downtuned metalcore breakdowns I have ever heard has to be one of the crappiest final moments of an album I've yet to hear.

I'll give it another listen or two, but I have this feeling subsequent listens are going to make me grow even more contempt for it.
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Sleeping on his laurels.
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05.10.2015 - 03:46
Rating: 8
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Written by Skoda on 05.10.2015 at 01:31

Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 04.10.2015 at 23:24

Written by Skoda on 04.10.2015 at 05:05

Wow, this was a dreadful listen. Can't say I'm impressed :/


First listen through, tracks 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 all seem good to varying degrees. The others (track 2-5) are very forgetful. I'll have to see how those 6 "good" tracks grow on me to come to an overall conclusion on the album.


I think my biggest problem with the whole thing is that it just feels like a lazy emulation of what this band used to be capable of. There's a scattered moment of quality here and there (The chorus of "Morrigan" is nice, Horns has some decent riffage going on, etc.), but nothing as a whole is sticking for me. Also, the closing track ending on one of the lamest downtuned metalcore breakdowns I have ever heard has to be one of the crappiest final moments of an album I've yet to hear.

I'll give it another listen or two, but I have this feeling subsequent listens are going to make me grow even more contempt for it.


Well one thing I'll say is that this is by far the least Bodom sounding record that CoB has ever released. Usually CoB has that defining sound, but this album could easily pass as virtually any other melodic death metal band. Even on their newer albums, Bodom still had those signature guitar and keyboard melodies... but on this album, they seem to have traded those out completely in favor of riffs.
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05.10.2015 - 21:57
Rating: 6
SlaytanicBacon
I'm finding it hard to like this album, it's a huge step down from Halo of Blood.

Morrigan is an awesome song and I liked All For Nothing but the rest of the album is full of weak songs with a few great moments thrown in on occasion.

I love Amorphis so I was surprised to see Children of Bodom cover Black Winter Day and I have to say I'm disappointed.
Then I heard Amorphis's cover of Everytime I Die...
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06.10.2015 - 01:30
Rating: 4
mp5maker
All For Nothing
Widdershins
Morrigan with 1.5x speed

All the tracks beside these are ok
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08.10.2015 - 09:34
Rating: 7
Vermoorden
Halo of Blood was a masterpiece compared to this. That being said, its pretty average all around.
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09.10.2015 - 04:05
Rating: 6
Litvin
Just did a few more spins. The covers are all great.
Totally the album is quite average. I can clearly hear CoB in some tracks and some tracks sound like Nother.
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11.10.2015 - 04:36
Rating: 8
3 Inches of BLS
First listen through, seems like same old CoB. That being said its a solid album. Only album i don't like that much is blooddrunk.
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19.11.2015 - 21:09
Rating: 8
The Evergreen
I bought this album almost solely for the Amorphis cover... eight hours of airplane travel and a week on a nearly deserted island later and I absolutely love it. Some are saying Halo was better, I actually like this more.
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24.12.2015 - 15:02
Sagaris918
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Written by Guest on 28.10.2015 at 20:34

Is it me, or Prayer For The Afflicted sounds like a Hypocrisy song?


Just listened to it and yes, the song structure and some melodies remind me of Elastic Inverted Visions
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03.02.2016 - 18:51
Rating: 7
Spacerunner
It is their best effort since HCD (or to be more presice since "Trashed..." EP).
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18.04.2016 - 07:04
Rating: 8
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
You know, the more I listen to this album, the more it grows on me... which is the exact opposite of RRF (which I initially liked, but found the songs didn't "age" very well with time).

I honestly think if they had just replaced a few of the weaker tracks with some more solid ones, this album could have been on par with Halo of Blood, or even better.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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11.05.2016 - 22:04
Rating: 6
Mario Montes
After Halo of blood I was specting something better. It was definitely a step forward for them, but this... It's the worst album they've ever released.
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09.08.2016 - 09:27
Rating: 6
MetalAce
The Eternal
Didn't expect this to be this bad...
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03.01.2017 - 03:23
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Another nice one!

I keep without understanding why this band is so bashed :/
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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03.03.2017 - 00:06
Rating: 6
SlaytanicBacon
Written by mikeprado30 on 03.01.2017 at 03:23

Another nice one!

I keep without understanding why this band is so bashed :/


It's not so hard if you compare Follow The Reaper, Something Wild or Hatebreeder to anything they have put out over the last decade (perhaps with the exception of Halo of Blood).
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05.03.2017 - 22:14
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Written by SlaytanicBacon on 03.03.2017 at 00:06


It's not so hard if you compare Follow The Reaper, Something Wild or Hatebreeder to anything they have put out over the last decade (perhaps with the exception of Halo of Blood).


Well, I don't know. I compare and I don't found something to complain about. I like every album from them without exception (even Bloodrunk).
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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