Children of Bodom - _Hatebreeder_
(Nuclear Blast / PHD, 1999)
by: Adrian Bromley (
Out of the starting gate I really, really liked this record, but as time went on there was something missing from _Hatebreeder_ that was in full swing on the band's previous effort _Something Wild_. Maybe the "wild" of the band was put to a minimum here? Maybe so, as the band transcends through a thick pallet of heavy riffs, out of control vocals and a speed factor that would topple most semi-trucks. But through all the goodies found on this record, it still doesn't match the complex and harsh deliverance of _Something Wild_. Maybe I was expecting a better record? Who knows? It's unfortunate that the band wasn't able to carry over some of the ideals that really hit a nerve in me. Sure I was excited with the new material, but once I was provided with enough time to take a listen, it just seems pretty standard. Hate me for saying this guys, but I was anticipating a better effort. Next time? I hope...
(article published 6/15/1999)
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