Children of Bodom

Music, Punk and metal
Children of Bodom
Photograph: Jon Simvonis Septicflesh

Melodic death metal might've once seemed like an oxymoron, but thanks to bands like Finland's Children of Bodom—which combines extreme metal’s headlong charge with the shameless triumphalism of thrash and power metal—the term is now enshrined in the ever-expanding subgenre lexicon. Here, the group gigs in support of its ninth studio effort, I Worship Chaos.


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