Downfall (Children of Bodom song)

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Children Of Bodom - Downfall (single).jpg
Single by Children of Bodom
from the album Hatebreeder
Released 1998
Genre Melodic death metal, melodic black metal, power metal
Length 4:33
Label Spinefarm
Nuclear Blast
Songwriter(s) Alexi Laiho
Producer(s) Anssi Kippo and Children of Bodom

"Downfall" is a single taken from the second studio album Hatebreeder, by the Finnish metal band Children of Bodom.[1] The song, originally called "Forevermore", was written by the lead vocalist Alexi Laiho.[2] The video of "Downfall" was directed by Mika Lindberg. Side-b contains the cover track "No Commands" by fellow Finnish band Stone.[3]

The single spent a total of 11 weeks on the Finnish charts, 2 of which were at #1.[4]

It is usually the last song played live at Children of Bodom gigs. They sometimes use an extended intro by keyboardist Janne Wirman in which Laiho and guitarist Roope Latvala play the riffs of famous metal songs (such as Dio's Holy Diver and Judas Priest's Breaking the Law) after which they begin playing the song's main riff.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Downfall" 4:33
2. "No Commands" (Stone cover) 4:47


  1. ^ "Children of Bodom - Downfall". Discogs. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hatebreeder > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Children of Bodom - Downfall". Discogs. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Children of Bodom - Downfall". Retrieved 19 January 2010.