Skeletons in the Closet (Children of Bodom album)

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Skeletons in the Closet
Compilation album by Children of Bodom
Released September 22, 2009
Recorded 1998-2009
Genre Melodic death metal
Power metal
Length 66:01
Label Spinefarm
Children of Bodom chronology
Blooddrunk
(2008)
Skeletons in the Closet
(2009)
Relentless Reckless Forever
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Skeletons in the Closet is the first compilation cover album by the Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released on September 22, 2009 through Spinefarm Records. The album only contains four unreleased covers for the songs "Hell Is for Children", "Antisocial", "War Inside My Head", and "Waiting", but the previously released songs are remixed and new details can be heard. The Japanese edition is pressed in SHM-CD format.

Track listing[edit]

European version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "Lookin' Out My Back Door"   John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) 2:08
2. "Hell Is for Children"   Pat Benatar, Roger Capps, Neil Giraldo Pat Benatar (1980) 4:00
3. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"   Richie Ramone The Ramones (1986) 3:17
4. "Mass Hypnosis"   Max Cavalera, Andreas Kisser, Paulo Jr., Igor Cavalera Sepultura (1989) 4:03
5. "Don't Stop at the Top"   Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell Scorpions (1988) 3:24
6. "Silent Scream"   Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King Slayer (1988) 3:18
7. "She Is Beautiful"   Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K. (2002) 3:26
8. "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"   Mickey Newbury Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (1968) 2:39
9. "Bed of Nails"   Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, Diane Warren Alice Cooper (1989) 3:54
10. "Hellion"   Blackie Lawless W.A.S.P. (1984) 3:01
11. "Aces High"   Steve Harris Iron Maiden (1984) 4:29
12. "Rebel Yell"   Billy Idol, Steve Stevens Billy Idol (1984) 4:11
13. "No Commands"   Roope Latvala, Janne Joutsenniemi Stone (1988) 4:49
14. "Antisocial"   Bernie Bonvoisin, Norbert Krief Trust/Anthrax (1980/1988) 3:36
15. "Talk Dirty to Me"   Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett Poison (1986) 3:35
16. "War Inside My Head"   Louiche Mayorga, Mike Muir Suicidal Tendencies (1987) 3:25
17. "Oops!... I Did It Again (feat. Jonna Kosonen)"   Max Martin, Rami Yacoub Britney Spears (2000) 3:20
18. "Waiting" (hidden track) King Diamond King Diamond (1996) 3:50

US version[edit]

No. Title Original artist (date) Length
1. "Lookin' out My Back Door"   Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) 2:08
2. "Hell Is for Children"   Pat Benatar (1980) 4:00
3. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"   The Ramones (1986) 3:17
4. "Mass Hypnosis"   Sepultura (1989) 4:03
5. "Don't Stop at the Top"   Scorpions (1988) 3:24
6. "Silent Scream"   Slayer (1988) 3:18
7. "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"   Kenny Rogers (1968) 2:39
8. "Hellion"   W.A.S.P. (1984) 3:01
9. "Aces High"   Iron Maiden (1984) 4:29
10. "Rebel Yell"   Billy Idol (1984) 4:11
11. "No Commands"   Stone (1988) 4:49
12. "Antisocial"   Trust/Anthrax (1980/1988) 3:36
13. "Talk Dirty to Me"   Poison (American band) 3:35
14. "Ghost Riders in the Sky"   Stan Jones (1948) 3:39
15. "War Inside My Head"   Suicidal Tendencies (1987) 3:25
16. "Oops!... I Did It Again (feat. Jonna Kosonen)"   Britney Spears (2000) 3:20
17. "Waiting"   King Diamond (1996) 3:50

Japanese version[edit]

No. Title Original artist (date) Length
1. "Lookin' out My Back Door"   Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970) 2:08
2. "Hell Is for Children"   Pat Benatar (1980) 4:00
3. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"   The Ramones (1986) 3:17
4. "Don't Stop at the Top"   Scorpions (1988) 3:24
5. "Silent Scream"   Slayer (1988) 3:18
6. "She is Beautiful"   Andrew W.K. (2002) 3:26
7. "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"   Kenny Rogers (1968) 2:39
8. "Bed of Nails"   Alice Cooper (1989) 3:54
9. "Aces High"   Iron Maiden (1984) 4:29
10. "Rebel Yell"   Billy Idol (1984) 4:11
11. "No Commands"   Stone (1988) 4:49
12. "Antisocial"   Trust/Anthrax (1980/1988) 3:36
13. "Talk Dirty to Me"   Poison (American band) 3:35
14. "Ghost Riders in the Sky"   Stan Jones (1948) 3:39
15. "War Inside My Head"   Suicidal Tendencies (1987) 3:25
16. "Oops!... I Did It Again (feat. Jonna Kosonen)"   Britney Spears (2000) 3:20
17. "Waiting"   King Diamond (1996) 3:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart[2] 9

Personnel[edit]

Children of Bodom
Guest musicians
  • Nipa Ryti – bass on "Don't Stop at the Top" and "Waiting"
  • Euge Valovirta – banjo on "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
  • Pete Salomaa – upright bass on "Lookin' Out My Back Door"
  • Kaapro Ikonen – vocals on "No Commands"
  • Mikko Karmila – guitar solo on "War Inside My Head"
  • Jonna Kosonen – vocals on "Oops!... I Did It Again"
  • Band photos by Tomi Lauren
  • Artwork and layout by Kalle Pyyhtinen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (22 September 2009). "Skeletons in the Closet U.S. edition review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Suomen virallinen lista