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Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by COBHC Webmaster, Oct 17, 2005.

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    Of course they sound better. The only good solos in the last 15 years Alexi did for CoB were the ones in NMF and Ugly. HoB also had a few good ones but the time is definitely over. Alexi is still an awesome songwriter. I really don't know a better one (personal opinion) but he went from a solo-god to nothing more than a average lead guitarist with basic skills. And this has nothing to do with a broken shoulder or wrist.
     
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    Inceptionist It's Not My Funeral

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    I don’t think a broken shoulder or wrist has anything to do with it. He broke his left side, but he has no problems doing hammer-ons or pulloffs with his left hand. His right hand is what sucks, it can’t keep up. Watch his right hand from when he was younger vs. now. Young, picked from the wrist and was relaxed. Now, picks from the elbow and is tensed up.
     
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    Could be, but as you also already mentioned: his composing skills have nothing to do with physical disabilities. Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his last symphonies.
     
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    I wonder how things would be if Alexi hadn't burnt his vocals cords around 2002 and had he not damaged his hands... well, since that can't be helped, main challenge lies in keeping the mood and creativity where it needs to be, to salvage what is still attainable.
     
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    Shoulder, wrist, mental issues. I mean any one of them or all could account for what's going on. That recent video of Angels Don't Kill is a disaster, he totally misses the climax both in his playing and in his awareness. It's Janne who sort of has to step up. Maybe the physical stuff is affecting his mind more. Still don't see why now though. Shoulders and joints in general are messy and don't heal well, problems should have come up around that time and if things weren't ok the problems should have prevailed not suddenly pop up now. Well, who knows.
     
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    From memory he broke his right wrist in 2004 or so which is when his playing started to suffer. As Inceptionist mentioned his playing was mainly picking nearly every note & after the injury he began to not smoothly use his wrist which you can tell by watching live videos where he's practically using his shoulder to do alternate picking
     
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    And what has this to do with his lead-writing-abilities? Or with his playing and writing skills at all?
     
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    i think its not so much composition ability but if his physical ability is decreased he is not going to be able to play more intricate creative stuff. especially not live which im sure he has to think about.
     
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    In Alexis case, thats bullshit. Just take a look at the NMF and Ugly solos and/or the complete rhythm parts in HoB (album). That riffs are faster, more complex and more complicated than most of his earlier stuff.
     
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    Yah thats true. but there is clearly something wrong with his live lead playing. he never seems to have trouble playing the rhythm parts, even the more complicated ones but he always really struggles with the leads. and keep in mind that when recording we have no idea how many takes it took him to nail it.
     
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    When he can play HoB live or BBT at + 15% speed, he should be able to play his own solos. He was never a fake guitarist who composes solos which he can't play so it's a simple thing.

    In germany we call this 'lack of practice'.
     
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    " Children Of Bodom has been on the scene over 20 years, their last album "Hexed" has been released last March and it got a lot of consensus from media and fans. Before their show at Porispere, we had the opportunity to meet Alexi and talk about their music, the upcoming shows and much more. "

     
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    Interview with Henkka ( KaaosTV ):
     
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    COB in Africa would be exciting to see.
     
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    Jungle Reaper Tour :rofl:
     
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    Children of Bodom - Interview (Masters of Rock 2019 DVD)
     
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    Idk if it was posted before, but here is the first interview on Jyrki from 1999 on the occasion of the release of Tokyo Warhearts. (Alexi & Janne)



    This is the second, with Alexi and Alexander.



    And the third one, with Jaska, Alexander and Henkka. Unfortunately, it was badly converted/decoded so it's a bit laggy, also no English sub.
     
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