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Hate Crew Deathroll
2003
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rating: 4/5

1. Needled 24/7
2. Sixpounder
3. Chokehold (Cocked 'n' Loaded)
4. Bodom Beach Terror
5. Angels Don't Kill
6. Triple Corpse Hammerblow
7. You're Better Off Dead
8. Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood
9. Hate Crew Deathroll
10. Silent Scream (Bonus)
The murderlake kids are here again to entertain us with a new album entitled "Hate Crew Deathroll". So...without further ado straight to the point:

The album starts out with "Needled 24/7" which is a somewhat typical Bodom song. A fast one with slightly "electro"-sounding keyboards. An ok one, I want more. Next up is "Sixpounder" with it's heavy and slow Pantera-like riffs. As the song goes on, it gathers some speed but still remains as a slow tune. The chorus quite oddly reminds me of The Wildhearts and their more rocking sound. This one sounds indeed like a CoB-Pantera-hybrid. Third in line is "Chokehold (Cocked 'n' Loaded)" which introduces us Children Of Bodom going thrash. The song varies between up- and midtempos, but doesn't quite manage to "grab" you. The fourth one is the obligatory "Bodom"-titled one "Bodom Beach Terror". Again this is a nice one to headbang to and a damn heavy one, but unforunately not much more than that. "Angels Don't Kill" is "Everytime I Die" in 2003. A slow and heavy one, with even some really mellow guitar parts, that remind me of Iron Maiden. Number six is "Triple Corpse Hammerblow" which sounds very "inviting" from the beginning on. With this straight forward one the band really throws you against the wall. Nice choir on the chorus. Seventh is "You're Better Off Dead" which was already earlier available as a single. This is again a song that steams full speed ahead with some really nice hooks. On the eighth one Bodom redo the well known tale in a form more suitable for them. "Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood" it is called. This song takes a few surprising turns and is all in all quite a versatile one. The last one is the title track "Hate Crew Deathroll" which is again a somewhat rocking, straight forward one.

The album takes more than just one listen to get properly into, but once you get in there it certainly pays off. On this album Children of Bodom are more versatile than ever. Influences from such bands as Annihilator, Carcass, Iron Maiden and Pain are present here. The synths sound a bit haunting at times and both Laiho's and Warman's solos are pure ear candy, that is if you're into ultra-fast shredding. Productionwise this is top notch once again as it was recorded at the Astia studio and mixed and mastered at Finnvox and I personally think it's hardly possible for the sound to be any better than what it is. This is a step to a more rocking, aggressive and straight forward direction.

submitted by Aleksi 01.01.2003

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