An awesome melodic-progressive metal band hailing from Finland. They named themselves after a 1960 murder that happened near Lake Bodom, in their hometown, where three teenagers were violently slain. The killer's name is NOT Bodom....the suspect's name is Nils Gustaffson.
Children of Bodom has kickass double-bass drums, two extremely talented guitarists, awesome basslines, and some of the happiest keyboards in all of progressive/death metal.
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An extremely underrated and very talented guitarist/lead singer. He is the (very sexy!!!) frontman for the Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho composes most of the band's lyrics and music, and obviously, does a great job of it too. Alexi is a great axman and his guitar solos are challenging and just awesome to listen to. He could easily be the next Zakk Wylde.
"Establish world peace, kill everyone!"
-New sticker on Alexi's guitar
"Drink beer and don't give a flying fuck!!"
-Basically, his philosophy on life
Very talented band from Orange County, California. The combination of Alex Varkatzas's screaming and drummer Brandon Saller's melodic singing creates a perfect balance. The lyrics to most songs are influenced by Alex's dark, gloomy mindset.
You should add the albums 'Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses' and 'The Curse' to your cd collection if you haven't already done so.
Excellent thrash metal band out of Massachusetts who did nothing but TOUR, TOUR, TOUR to get their name out there. A Shadows Fall show is never boring; frontman Brian Fair can never seem to stay in one place on stage. Just watch out for the massive dreadlocks.
JASON BITTNER (drummer) is a GOD...does double bass faster than most people could ever dream of.
The new album, The War Within, is excellent...as are the other ones.
The talented (and beautiful) vocalist of the Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir. He sounds equally good whether he sings his songs in Norgwegian or English. Shagrath, or his real name Stian Thoresen, and his band put on one hell of a show.
The vocals of Shagrath are what make Dimmu Borgir the band that they are.