I am Metal psyched about another great Metal album coming out in this month of September of 2009, Children of Bodom - Skeletons In The Closet, (on SPINEFARM records). This is an album totally devoted to cover songs. (See complete track list below). It is my Metal opinion, that Children of Bodom have blended together, the great Metal genres of Death Metal, Thrash Metal and Speed Metal… a unique fusion of styles that are heavily laden with keyboards, courtesy of Janne Warman. Alexi Laiho is as competent and skilled of a Metal guitarist as you can ask for, one of the best there is today. Alexi is as equally talented on lead vocals as well… again, this is my Metal opinion and this style of Extreme Metal is my preference. Three cover songs on Skeletons In The Closet have been previously released, (these are the 3 that I am aware of): She Is Beautiful and the Alice Cooper classic - Bed of Nails, can be heard on the Children of Bodom EP Trashed, Lost & Strung Out. The Billy Idol classic Rebel Yell was released as part of the Blooddrunk import single.
I cannot wait to get my hands on this new album and crank it up extremely loud, on September 23, 2009, I will. I am just very curious as to how the Britney Spears cover of Oooops! I Did It Again… is going to sound like. What about the Kenny Rogers song? Man, that should be a Metal hoot. Knowing the way Children of Bodom play their Metal, I am confident they will rage these songs into Extreme Metal bliss. Still, I cannot believe I am writing about Britney Spears, Kenny Rogers and Children of Bodom in the same post. One thing is for sure here, Children of Bodom can never be accused of not being diversified. The cover songs represent a darn cool list of bands here… Slayer, W.A.S.P., Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Ramones – these are legendary bands without question. Thank you, Finland, for the fine Metal export they call Children of Bodom.
Children of Bodom are:
Alexi Laiho - vocals, guitar Roope Latvala - guitar Henkka T. Blacksmith - bass Janne Warman - keyboards Jaska Raatikainen - drums
01 Lookin' Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 02 Hell Is For Children (Pat Benatar) 03 Somebody Put Something In My Drink (Ramones) 04 Mass Hypnosis (Sepultura) 05 Don´t Stop At The Top (Scorpions) 06 Silent Scream (Slayer) 07 She Is Beautiful (Andrew W.K.) 08 Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (Kenny Rogers) 09 Bed Of Nails (Alice Cooper) 10 Hellion (W.A.S.P.) 11 Aces High (Iron Maiden) 12 Rebel Yell (Billy Idol) 13 No Commands (Stone) 14 Antisocial (Trust/Anthrax) 15 Talk Dirty To Me (Poison) 16 War Inside My Head (Suicidal Tendencies) 17 Ooops!… I Did It Again (Britney Spears)