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Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by RICJAMES, Jan 1, 2017.
Am I the only one liking original version more?
(At least after this trailer only)
Vocals are better, the guitars sounded muddy as hell though.
Tune those guitars back up dammit !!
Sounds amazing. Only worse part is that riff at the verse, unfortunately (the keyboard backing is missing) but it could well be the best song. Remains to be seen if it's as good as the original or some changes weren't as good as hoped. It seems everything else is better except guitars sound muddy.
Knuckleduster sample does not disappoint. The main melody for the main riff sounds more clear to me and I can actually understand what Alexi is singing lol.
Hey guys, made this account when I found out about CoB back in the day... makes me feel old! I must say I'm impressed with the samples so far, Hexed may actually surpass HoB as their best post-2003 album.
Exactly my thoughts. I didn't expect much after IWC, but it's really turning out to be an epic album.
Knucleduster sounds good as expected. The guitars sound more clear, and it's missing the verse keyboards, but otherwise it sounds quite similar to the old one.
They should've kept the iconic lyric line at 1:06 and the keyboard at 1:12 backing the riff. But the new version sounds really badass, it's exciting cos I've always felt they'll remake it and been wondering how it'll sound. Also the sharper drums delude our ears a bit to think the guitars are muddier, but yeah the guitar tone is less expressive, which is both a good and bad thing. The new vocals are dragging a bit, which kinda serves the slowish nature of the verses, and the lyrics are surprising in their flow.
I think IWC doesn't matter in this case. The 20'th anniversary tour was the point.
Holiday at Lake Bodom (15 Years of Wasted Youth) - Released 2012
Halo of Blood - Released 2013
20 Years Down And Dirty Tour - 2017
Hexed - Released 2019
Who said that Platitudes is going to be released on March 1st ? Would like to know if the source is trust worthy ^^
Edit: March 1st is safe for Platitudes!
Probably the song which hyped me the most of all Track by Tracks ^^
" My relationship with Children of Bodom up to this point can be summarised like so –
Hatebreeder (1999) – Wow, yeah! Such a damn good album. I really like this band.
Hate Crew Death Roll(2003) – The band just continue to get better!
Are You Dead Yet? (2005) – Oh no. What happened here? It’s okay I suppose, but not really my thing.
Halo of Blood (2013) – Not too bad, but not too good either.
And now we have Hexed. Yes, there are other albums too, in addition to the ones mentioned above, but you get the general idea.
Hexed contains 45 minutes of rocking melodeath, which consists of ten new tracks and, curiously, a reworking of an older song, (Knuckleduster). My verdict? It seems Children of Bodom have returned to the quality levels of the late 90s/early 00s. Yes, you read that right.
Prominent, expressive keyboards work wonders with the material. Songs that are catchy and memorable tear out from the music like bladed predators scything through the airwaves. Old school rock and metal elements are captured in the band’s electrifying songs, especially in the melodies used. Aggressive, energetic, and melodic, Hexed is full of good tunes and confident attitude.
I’m impressed. I’m very pleased to say that the band sound revitalised, despite how much of a cliché that probably comes across as. The album art suggested something along these lines when I first saw it, but the music firmly backs it up.
Hexed is Children of Bodom’s best album in years. I feel like I’ve rediscovered an old friend. "
All track by track:
Not mine to be honest. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved what I heard, but the songs I'm most excited about are:
Hexed (Close second favorite)
Relapse (The Nature Of My Crime)
Say Never Look Back (My personnal favorite Track-by-track video)
I realize now that this list of song is pointless. It's pretty much all the unreleased songs XD
" Say Never Look Back (My personnal favorite Track-by-track video) "
I don't know why, but i agree. SNLB's melody is fantastic.
God... The difference of quality in the vocals is really obvious when you put the new and the old Knuckleduster side by side.
It's also something that I can't explain. It's not the typical thing I would expect from Bodom, but somehow it's the song that resonated the most with me.
Just found this on YouTube, I think it gives us a rough general idea of what the new Knuckleduster will sound like (tuning wise anyway)
Checked the program on the radio's website. It mentions This Road and Under Grass And Clover, but nothing else. I didn't get to listen to the podcast, so maybe someone should if they've got time for that.
They might use a different tuning but given that they will transpose all notes of the song to match the pitch. The difference is in tone, the strings being looser (or thicker), and using the tone settings of this album.