Children Of Bodom: New Single… Was It Worth The Wait?

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OK, so here’s another exciting dose on the release of a new single, but this time it’s by the once-melodic death metal band, Children Of Bodom. From my musical background on COB, “Was It Worth It?” doesn’t deliver all the typical COB sound, if that’s what you are expecting (I’m referring to songs like “Lake Bodom” and “Angels Don’t Kill“). Lead singer, Alexi “WildChild” Laiho did point out in recent interviews that changes are happening. Since the release of Blooddrunk, the reception from early die-hard COB fans hasn’t been all that positive and we can hear why. Earlier songs had tons of melody and killer keyboard leads; if Ludwig Beethoven was in a heavy metal band, he would have been in early Children of Bodom.

It’s normal for bands to experiment and evolve from their original sounds to help keep and expand their fan following. The other band I’m referring to is In Flames, who has also taken a new leap and has toured with COB in the past. Was it worth the wait? I think so, even if it’s not hitting expectations, it does, however, grow on you and any release from Children of Bodom is worthy of a buy. We’re looking forward to the full-lentgh album, which will be available on March 8, 2011.

“Was It Worth It?” is the eighth track on COB’s new album Relentless Reckless Forever. The album will be available for pre-order in a variety of special editions starting January 17th at www.relentlessrecklessforever.com.

COB – The Ugly World Tour 2011 (Europe)

March 19 – Teatria, Oulu (FIN)
March 20 – Pakkahuone, Tampere (FIN)
March 22 – Ice Hall, Helsinki (FIN)
March 24 – Arenan, Stockholm (SWE)
March 25 – Trädgårn, Gothenburg (SWE)
March 26 – Rockefeller, Oslo (NOR)
March 27 – Vega, Copenhagen (DEN)
March 29 – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg (GER)
March 30 – O13, Tilburg (NED)
April 1 – UEA, Norwich (UK)*
April 2 – Academy 1, Manchester (UK)*
April 3 – ABC, Glasgow (UK)*
April 5 – Vicar Street, Dublin (IRL)*
April 7 – Rock City, Nottingham (UK)*
April 8 – Academy, Birmingham (UK)*
April 9 – Forum, London (UK)*
April 11 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen (GER)
April 12 – Z7, Pratteln (CH)
April 13 – Alcatraz, Milan (ITA)
April 16 – Gagarin 205, Athens (GR)
April 18 – Kucukciftilik Park, Istanbul (TUR)
April 19 – Universiada Hall, Sofia (BUL)
April 20 – Arenele Romane, Bucharest (ROM)
April 22 – Petöfi Csarnok, Budapest (HUN)
April 23 – Backstage, Munich (GER)
April 24 – Stadthalle, Langen (GER)
April 26 – Stodola, Warsaw (POL)
April 27 – KD Vltavska, Prague (CZE)
April 28 – Arena, Vienna (AUS)
April 29 – Posthof, Linz (AUS)
April 30 – Werk 2, Leipzig (GER)
May 2 – Elysee Montmartre, Paris (FRA)
May 3 – Krakatoa, Bordeaux (FRA)
May 5 – Club Hard, Porto (POR)
May 6 – La Riviera, Madrid (SPA)
May 7 – Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona (SPA)
May 8 – Rock Star Live, Bilbao (SPA)
May 9 – Le Bikini, Toulouse (FRA)
May 11 – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart (GER)
May 12 – Rockhal, Esch / Alzette (LUX)
May 13 – Atak, Enschede (NED)
May 14 – Halle Gartlage, Osnabruck (GER)
May 15 – Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp (BEL)

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