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Hate Crew Deathroll - Children Of Bodom

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Children Of Bodom / Import / Audio CD released 2003-04-14 at Universal

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      16.05.2008 13:00
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      Children of Bodom's fourth album (2003).

      The problem with a band having a sound as uniquely distinctive as Children of Bodom is that there may come a time when the band starts to naturally move away from their established style, but still attempts to shoehorn in those elements that are recognisably theirs. The first disappointment after a trilogy of excellent releases, 'Hate Crew Deathroll' sees Bodom moving more towards thrash and death metal, abandoning their speed metal roots but still retaining the horror keyboards and melodic guitars in a manner that now seems uncomfortably contrived. This is Children of Bodom trying too hard to sound like Children of Bodom.

      There are still some fine songs, notably the well-known opener 'Needled 24/7' with its catchy riff and the successful experiment at a slow song in the form of 'Angels Don't Kill,' but the rest is largely mediocre. The guitars are less exciting now than ever, mainly relegated to the duty of heavy riffs in tandem with the hard-hitting drums, and Alexi Laiho's yell has now evolved from a black metal rasp to an even less pleasant hardcore yell. His new obsession with swearing all the time only adds to the disconcertingly metalcore vibe looming over this release that would be more fully realised in the band's later disappointments.

      1. Needled 24/7
      2. Sixpounder
      3. Chokehold (Cocked 'n' Loaded)
      4. Bodom Beach Terror
      5. Angels Don't Kill
      6. Triple Corpse Hammerblow
      7. You're Better Off Dead
      8. Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood
      9. Hate Crew Deathroll

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Needled 24/7
    2 Sixpounder
    3 Chokehold (Cocked'N'Loaded)
    4 Bodom Beach Terror
    5 Angels Don't Kill
    6 Triple Corpse Hammerblow
    7 You're Better Off Dead
    8 Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood
    9 Hate Crew Deathroll
    10 Silent Scream (Bonus track)