Review of Children of Bodom album “I Worship Chaos”

I Worship Chaos – Children of Bodom
Review By: Elliot Klimowski
Rating: 7.5/10
I Worship Chaos is the 9th studio album from Finnish extreme power metalers Children of Bodom.  Fans of the band have agree early on that this is a fairly average album for the band and they are right.  However, fans of the genre will certainly appreciate the sound of the album as it picks up where Halo of Blood left off reviving the older CoB sound.  The first two tracks on the record are killer fistpumpers with catchy melodies and lyrics that aren’t as lame as some of the band’s work in the late 00s.  While their sonic assault holds up in overall quality, the middle of the album does drag a little bit as the songwriting isn’t quite as fine-tuned as it has been in the past.  However, the album ends with a very solid pair of songs and the somewhat surprising “Widdershins” which is one of the band’s most accessible songs to date.  Those accustomed to less edgy music and screechy vocals will find I Worship Chaos a bit challenging to listen to, but for those aware of what the extreme metal machine is trying to do, I Worship Chaos is a worthwhile, though run-of-the-mill, volume in the pantheon of Children of Bodom.
FCC: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8.
Recommended if you like:  Kalmah, Trivium, Nightwish with some serious sauce.
Best tracks:  My Bodom, Widdershins, I Hurt, All For Nothing.

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