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Studio album by Children of Bodom
Released May 4, 1999[1]
Recorded December 1998 - January 1999
Genre Melodic death metal[2]
Melodic black metal[3]
Power metal[3]
Length 38:10
Label Spinefarm Records
Nuclear Blast
Producer Anssi Kippo
Children of Bodom chronology
Something Wild
(1997)Something Wild1997
Tokyo Warhearts
(1999)Tokyo Warhearts1999
Singles from Hatebreeder
  1. "Children of Bodom"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Downfall"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
Rock Hard (de) (8/10)[5]

Hatebreeder is the second studio album by Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. The “Deluxe Edition” was released in 2005 with bonus material. Hatebreeder was also re-released in 2008.


In 2005, Hatebreeder was ranked number 492 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alexi Laiho, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Warheart"     4:07
2. "Silent Night, Bodom Night" Kimberly Goss   3:12
3. "Hatebreeder"     4:20
4. "Bed of Razors"   Laiho, Alexander Kuoppala 3:56
5. "Towards Dead End"     4:53
6. "Black Widow"     3:58
7. "Wrath Within"     3:53
8. "Children of Bodom"     5:13
9. "Downfall"     4:33
10. "No Commands" (Stone cover, can be found on various CD versions) Janne Joutsenniemi, Roope Latvala Janne Joutsenniemi, Roope Latvala 4:44
11. "Aces High" (Iron Maiden cover, only on Deluxe Edition) Steve Harris Steve Harris 4:28


Children of Bodom
Additional performer


  1. ^ "Hatebreeder by Children of Bodom on Apple Music". iTunes.apple. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder (album review 11)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2016-10-16. Children of Bodom. By now we've all at least heard the name spoken. There's been a lot of debate over the genre. Are they black metal, death metal, melodic death, or power metal? I'm not here to clear up any controversy over the genre. Because there's no getting over the fact that no matter what genre they happen to fall into, Children of Bodom is one badass metal band hailing from Espoo, Finland, not far from their nation's capital. 
  3. ^ a b c "Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder (album review 8)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-08-11. Much like their other albums, Hatebreeder is highlighted by Bodom's two strongest points. Their take on extreme power metal is a very impressive mix of shredding; thrashy riffs; neo-classical passages; melodic yet fast melodies; infectious keyboarding; and of course, am eerie atmosphere. 
  4. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r415742
  5. ^ Kleine, Carsten. "Rock Hard". issue 144. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  6. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 11. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.