Probably spoken before, but I noticed that one of the intro-riffs that Randy did on Ozzy's 'Waiting for darkness' sounded a lot like a riff from Kissing the shadows. Also check out Annihilator's Brain Dance (It's on the 'Set the world on fire' album). Doesn't one of the ending riffs sounds an awful lot like the Bed of Razors intro? I know Alexi is infuenced by guitarist like Randy Rhoads and Jeff Waters. That's not a bad thing 'cause every guitarist (including myself) will probably be influenced somehow by other guitarists, musicians and/or bands, but this is just stealing other peoples music. I heard he also said some stupid things about John Petrucci's guitarplaying which didn't make any sense at all. I like Children of Bodom a lot, bought their albums, saw them live a couple of times.. but these kinda things don't make my respect for Alexi any better. Maybe sounds like a lot of 'blahblah' to you guys, but I just wanted to say what's on my mind at this moment.