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Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by (__Joonas__), Oct 8, 2009.
Are You Dead Yet?
Bodom Beach Terror
Angels Don't Kill
Well they're starting to do a better job with Angels Don't Kill, Alexi still can't do the climactic high kick though. The This Road solo is something that Alexi can handle well, for the most part. What's with that goofy new logo though? Looks like something his wife came up with.
Helsinki, 2018 (03:10):
That logo is awful..
I really like the "old" Live versions, with Roope Solos in it. Even Alexi is like wtf?!
Angels Don't Kill is my litmus test to see how a show is going. Unholy Alliance and Bloodstock are probably my favorite performances. The playing on Bloodstock is wonderful (the little things--pinch harmonics, slides, dive bombs) while the recording, the stereo separation on Unholy Alliance is to die for. It's a song where the guys can go off-script a bit and make it more interesting. And Roope did take advantage of it. Daniel plays it entirely by the book.
Area 53 Festival Setlist ( added Follow the Reaper! and the list is longer)
And... Alexi is back in camouflage pants.
I really hope they start to play other songs from Hexed soon. I'd really want to see them play Kick In a Spleen and Hexed live. They just seem to have a bad habit of playing only the new singles whenever they release a new album.
Masters of Rock 2019
Platitudes and Barren Words...
Masters of Rock 2019 - Angels don't Kill
" Me and the missus are having champange and blasting Dire Straits which is when we came up with a brilliant idea of Lord Knophler adopting us "
Follow the Reaper:
Follow the Reaper - Masters of Rock 14.07.2019
Downfall - Masters of Rock 14.07.2019
This Road - Qstock 26.7.2019
They really need to swallow their pride of new material and slam some old megahits in the set if they wanna stay hot. I don't know any numbers (how much they pull to gigs), but I feel songs like Hellhounds, LDB, Knuckleduster, Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood and 20 others would draw enthusiasm on a whole different level. Respect your art and don't let it water down and end up playing acoustic gigs in clubs with a dozen attendants (like many bands ended up) just cos you insist on trying to make new stuff appeal. And if you must, at least choose the songs with taste. Sometimes they make setlists exciting, but then they drop the ball again. And having red lights for Follow the Reaper is just unfathomable, mindboggling. They have the materials at their disposal to do epic gigs, but it's these bad decisions (both big and small ones) that ruin the dark atmosphere. Also deciding the order of songs is an art itself, you sure as hell can't let anyone do it, as not many people have the sensitivity and depth required to think thru such things. I wasn't gonna bother, but when I saw the red lights for FTR and the guy fiddling his smartphone during This Road it just blew my patience.
Woah! I'm really surprised about the amount of effort Alexi is putting into his solos now! That's insane progress!
I'm also surprised about the hate crew's reaction towards This Road. Like, at that tempo, the song is way more difficult because of string skipping... Maybe they should slow it down a tad bit, but it was still well done.
Bloodstock 2019, Hate Crew Deathroll
In Your Face ( Bloodstock 2019 )
As much as I like Roope getting Daniel has tightened their live stuff up a lot. Also Alexi cutting down on the booze, getting his shoulder fixed and wearing his guitar a bit higher has improved his playing- you can tell he's been practising after the surgery. Sound good! Even though his vocals have improved too it would be cool if Daniel did more backup stuff (One thing I really miss was Alexander's) and used a little bit of reverb/delay on them like he did in 2001:
Living Dead Beat, Are You Dead Yet?
I'm Shipping Up To Boston