I thought, that it's quite obvious why people hate COB, but still no one has said it in this thread yet. Well, the biggest reason people hate the band (at least in Finland) is the fact that COB is so popular nowadays. It's the most mainstream "extreme metal band" in Finland and majority of their fans are kids and young teenagers. Also the massive overration of Alexi makes people hate COB. Many of his habits like eyeliner, painted fingernails, yaow-yaows and his "gay" relationship with Janne are easy reasons to pick on him. But mostly it's due to their success, being mainstream, and having young fanbase (which leads to people thinking COB as "kids metal band" which automatically makes them hate/ laugh at the band). For most kids COB is also their first band which has harsh vocals which leads them to think that it's "the most brutal band in the world". And these kids running around trying to look like Alexi and shouting "COB 4 EVAR!!" are one of the primary reasons to hate the band. Many people who dislike COB are also old COB fans who have got bored to it and found new bands which leads them to hate COB.