Sound — 9
The sound of this band is like none other. A great mix of heavy riffs and complex solos make children of bodom are a band that most people will enjoy. Their songs, both live and recorded in the studio sound flawless. Live shows particularely show their ability to play amazingly under the pressure of hundreds of fans watching them. Each artist in the band are extremely experienced at their instruments and it shows.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics that are produced by the band suit the music perfectly, Alexi delivering a perfect "screaming" voice, which gives the lyrics more edge, so you are just listening to the instruments. Children of Bodom lyrics aren't the greatest of all time, but are still catchy and say things that most people are thinking!
Overall Impression — 10
Compared to the other albums produced by Children of Bodom, this is very good, as it combines the album versions with improvised solo's and riffs, which shows an originality in the song, so we aren't just listening to the same old thing. The most impressive song on this album, and obviously any of their live shows, has to be the solo battle between lead guitarist Alexi Laiho, and keyboardist, Janne Warman. It shows great skill and shows us exactly how good this band actually are.