“Welcome to the CHILDREN OF BODOM Cafe! Today’s special is I Worship Chaos, which features a fresh catch of melodeath sauteed in skull banging groove. Can I take your order?”
Yes, I’d like the I Worship Chaos with an extra side of insane keyboard solos.
“I’m sorry, but we are all out of insane keyboard solos, jelly donuts, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and bear claws. All I got right now is this box of one dozen starving, crazed weasels”.
Mkay, I’ll take that!
CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s sound has changed a bit over the years, but it in no way lacks the skill to get you moving. Listening to I Worship Chaos made my ears feel like they were watching Dark Tranquility, In Flames, and Hypocrisy have a musical threeway.
Jump on in! “I Hurt” won’t hurt a bit! After a quick horror movie style intro, you’re greeted by the first taste of melodeath and groove that sets you up for most of the album. If you are listening to this while driving, prepare to start a circle pit on the freeway to “Horns” and “I Worship Chaos“. The title track will kick your face in with melodic speed and a catchy chorus. Those elements are like “Title Track 101” but since a big chorus seldom shows up on the rest of the album, it makes “I Worship Chaos” a unique treat. The slower jams and lyrical maturity of “Morrigan” and “Prayer For The Afflicted” are peppered throughout the album, bringing your attention back to the road. Mosh time is over. Slow headbang time starts now! “All For Nothing” will make sweet love to your soul with one hell of a power ballad solo, preparing your ear-loins for the end of the album. The Finnish metal maniacs saved the best for last with “Widdershins“. It’s got riffs, it’s got solos, it’s got a breakdown! It’s so awesome that it will fill you with the urge to play the entire album over again!
Do I miss the guitar and keyboard solo inception of CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s earlier work? Of course! Don’t get hung up on the past though. The course has shifted, the songs are heavier, the tones are grittier, so enjoy the ride!
- I Hurt
- My Bodom (I Am the Only One)
- Prayer for the Afflicted
- I Worship Chaos
- Hold Your Tongue
- Suicide Bomber
- All for Nothing