is the second studio album by Finnish Hatebreeder metal band Children of Bodom. In it, the band explores a classically influenced sound. It also carries some influence from power metal, in the fast riffs and complex soloing style. This record contains concert favorites such as “Silent Night, Bodom Night” and “Downfall”. The keyboards show more presence on this album, with longer and more elaborate solos than in their previous work. The “Deluxe Edition” was released in 2005 with bonus material. Hatebreeder was also re-released in 2008.
This was the first album with guitars in
D tuning (D, G, C, F, A, D) after , which was in Something Wild C♯ tuning (C♯, F♯, B, E, G♯, C♯).
Reception [ edit ]
Hatebreeder was ranked number 492 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. [4 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by
Alexi Laiho, except where noted.
"Silent Night, Bodom Night"
(lyrics: Kimberly Goss) 3:12
"Bed of Razors"
(music: Laiho, Alexander Kuoppala) 3:56
"Towards Dead End"
Children of Bodom" 5:13
( Stone cover, can be found on various deluxe versions) 4:44
Aces High" ( Iron Maiden cover, only on Deluxe Edition) 4:28
Samples and references [ edit ]
The intro to “Warheart” is from the film
, Laiho’s favourite movie. Amadeus Black Widow is largely based on
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's concerto 20 in D Minor. The bridge in “Hatebreeder” (right before the final verse and chorus) that uses a series of arpeggios is from
Mozart’s Queen of the Night Aria from . The Magic Flute The song “Wrath Within” is composed almost entirely of riffs from various songs by the Finnish thrash band
Stone. The flute melody at the beginning of “Black Widow” is a clip from a
Miami Vice background theme from the Season 2 Episode 1 episode “The Prodigal Son”, composed by Jan Hammer. “No Commands” is originally from
Stone’s self-titled debut album. “Aces High” is originally from the
Iron Maiden album, . Powerslave
Personnel [ edit ]
Children of Bodom
Gang vocals on “Warheart”, “Black Widow”, and “Children of Bodom” by Children of Bodom
Artwork by Graham French
Design and layout by Apurator
References [ edit ]