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NEW ALBUM Q42 017/Q1 2018

Discussion in 'Children Of Bodom' started by RICJAMES, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. AlixSB

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    I'm really liking it.

    I agree some what the vocals during the chorus are a bit strange but not enough to put me off.

    That riff after the keyboard solo man.... The keyboards and drums are fucking deep. You can hear Jaska hitting harder on the snare each section
     
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    Yep, it's not like Bodom.

    " 2. It doesn't sound like Bodom. This is propably the most non-Bodom-sounding song I've ever heard. Could be an old Norther/Firewind/Sonata Arctica/In Flames/Tracedawn/Naildown/Nightwish song "

    or Dark Tranquillity

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    I don't know. This song has good and less good parts...

    1. UG&C / P&BW
    2. This Road

    I like UG&C :)

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    Review. 5/5
    http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=17741&REF=CHILDREN-OF-BODOM_Hexed
     
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    Pretty cool song because of the melody. I don't like the verse, but the riffs after the solo make up for them. I think this road is a stronger track.
     
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    After a few listens the solo still doesn't resonate with me. The melody has the weird copy/paste feeling between the bars. And there's too much of that verse I don't like. Man, I'm kinda in denial cause I really wanted to like this song. The part after the solo is pretty damn cool though, the song should have been modeled after that.

    This album is shaping up to have so few lead melodies. I think one song from Hatebreeder or FTR has more than the three released songs already. That's my main gripe about Hexed so far. Alexi has come a long way in his rhythm writing but it's like he forgot to include more than one lead melody in each song.
     
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  5. CharIie

    CharIie Formerly known as Joker and IDontKnowWhatToWrite

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    I've kind relate to Norbix's post. I wanted to love this song, but I think I actually just like it.
    Love the intro, love the verse, chorus is meh, like the solo, love the part after the solo. But it just doesn't hang well together. Laiho said he struggled putting this song together, and I think he actually failed at it. The rhythms are far too different and the transition are not thought well enough.

    It has the potential to be TWO great song, but together, it only makes it a decent song. I'll listen to it when it pops up randomly, but I won't go looking for it in my Bodom playlist.
     
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  6. Zman

    Zman O.X.Y.

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    This. I have nothing to add.
     
  7. BodomBlueMoonHC

    BodomBlueMoonHC Bodom Fanatic

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    Finally a new forum background :)
     
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  8. (__Joonas__)

    (__Joonas__) † Followed the Reaper †

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    :D

    I haven't heard it.
     
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    (__Joonas__) † Followed the Reaper †

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    Heard it.

    This song is when technicality and soundworld replaces any creativity. The only thing I liked was the rhythm guitar behind the verse. And that one orchestral hit. This is just a collection of basic Bodom stuff, with nothing new added, yet paradoxically it doesn't even sound like Bodom. How can you guys be thrilled by this? For me it's just sad. They gonna bring this to live shows? Bodom fans are supposed to keep nodding their heads for 4 minutes for this simplified shit?
     
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    Video!!

    " Next Friday March 8th, we finally release “Hexed” to the world.
    This week we wanted to wet your appetite with the music video for our newest single “Platitudes And Barren Words.” "


    Youtube:



    Hm. Alexi has more energy in this video than "Transferences", perhaps (it's good!). And... the video's story similar to Sixpounder video.
     
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  12. rj rl

    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    Northpole Throwdown? An abomination of a song.
     
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    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    - Yo let's light this fucking lighter so we can be seen better
    - Sure, why not
     
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    Pleasantly surprised by PABW, not listening to the track by track pays off. Sure its not your signature bodom melody(really makes me think of Dark Tranquility) but there's some solid, catchy mid-tempo riffs. I'm glad keyboards are back and that "elongated" guitar solo put me in this dreamy state, love it. Definitely the best single yet. I understand why some of you dislike it. But hey, my expectations were so high after HoB and so, so low after IWC that I feel like this, honestly, the best "new" bodom we can get now.
     
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    Firen nothing wild

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    Ditto.
     
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    Lyrics:

    I’m broken, you’re bent
    I laugh while you repent
    Threw punches never left a dent

    Kick and scream you can feed the flame
    Put out the fire it’s all the same
    Just either clock out or stake your claim

    C'mon just lay it on the line
    You’re running on fumes and out of time
    It takes more to be convincing
    Than platitudes cos your words are wearin' thin

    I rush you stall
    Here we go you’re on a roll
    Driving me right up the wall

    Emotions left ripped at the seams
    The game is over or so it seems
    But sticks and stone won’t
    Break your fuckin' routines

    C'mon just lay it on the line
    Cut me a break don’t take your time
    I’m up for laying down the swords
    Just no more platitudes or barren words

    I’m filled to the brim
    What’s one more deadly sin?
    To lose or win
    Should I frown or grin

    C'mon just lay it on the line
    You’re running on fumes and out of time
    It takes more to be convincing
    Than platitudes cos your words are wearin' thin

    I’m filled to the brim
    What’s one more deadly sin?
    To lose or win
    Should I frown or grin
     
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    Platypusses and barren songwriting.
     
  18. COB-666

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    Metalstorm

    " Children Of Bodom are going to release their tenth studio album, Hexed, on March 8th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveal the official music video for the third single "Platitudes And Barren Words". This videoclip was directed, edited and produced by Ykä Järvinen. Check ii out below.

    Frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho comments: "This one has been a lot of people's favorite song since day one and when you think about it, every single part of it is catchy as hell so it makes sense. Can't wait to play it live." "
    http://metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=35386
     
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  19. kilon

    kilon I told you!

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    That song was weird.

    Intro and lead guitar is pretty good. Verses aren't that bad either. Vocals for the chorus are horrible. Alexi uses that type of vocals before, but it doesn't match the song here at all. Keyboard solo feels copy pasted with little thought for the song it's inserted into. Breakdown makes no sense and is kinda okayish but has a completely different vibe and doesn't fit this song, let alone Bodom in general.

    As others have said, this doesn't quite sound like Bodom. The essence is there still, but it all just feels weird. All in all a song I could get used to, but isn't blowing me away in the slightest.

    The forum looks not bad by the way.
     
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    Had similar impressions after HoB/IWC. I love HoB, I think it is up there with HCDR, and then IWC came and I couldn't understand how is it possible. Now I don't know what to expect.

    The song is... fine I guess. some parts have nice atmosphere. I didn't like the bridge part. And yeah, doesn't sound like a bodom song.
     

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