Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

CHILDREN OF BODOM / Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)

A mix of speedy Iron Maiden riffs, classic Swedish Death metal and dramatic (sometimes irritating) keyboards are what CoB do best. Let's not forget the occasional tongues wedged in cheeks, with song titles like Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood, and Bodom Beach Terror. There's nothing new here, it's CoB by numbers, but it's all knocked out with such technical proficiency that it's easy to forgive such failings. They have the potential to produce a real five-star release someday, so let's hope they manage it.

Songs of Note: Chokehold; Triple Corpse Hammerblow

3 best not to push them out of 5

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