Hexed (album)

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Hexed
Children of Bodom - Hexed.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 8, 2019
Recorded2018
StudioDanger Johnny (Helsinki, Finland)[1]
Genre
Length46:55
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerMikko Karmila
Children of Bodom chronology
I Worship Chaos
(2015)
Hexed
(2019)
Singles from Hexed
  1. "Under Grass and Clover"
    Released: 7 December 2018
  2. "This Road"
    Released: 1 February 2019
  3. "Platitudes and Barren Words"
    Released: 1 March 2019
  4. "Hecate's Nightmare"
    Released: 8 March 2019
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Exclaim6/10[5]

Hexed is the tenth studio album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom. It was released on March 8, 2019.[6] It is the first album to feature guitarist Daniel Freyberg since he became a member of the band in 2016, and also the second album (after Relentless Reckless Forever) not to have a song with "Bodom" in the title. Most of the songs are tuned in Drop B tuning and D-flat tuning, while the songs "This Road" and "Glass Houses" are tuned to D tuning. This is the band's first album since Follow the Reaper to include neo-classical elements.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alexi Laiho.

No.TitleLength
1."This Road"4:33
2."Under Grass and Clover"3:33
3."Glass Houses"3:27
4."Hecate’s Nightmare"4:09
5."Kick in a Spleen"3:34
6."Platitudes and Barren Words"4:13
7."Hexed"5:03
8."Relapse (The Nature of My Crime)"3:26
9."Say Never Look Back"4:23
10."Soon Departed"4:54
11."Knuckleduster" (Re-recorded from Trashed, Lost & Strungout EP)3:27
Total length:46:55
Bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."I Worship Chaos" (live)3:35
13."Morrigan" (live)4:58
14."Knuckleduster" (remix)5:30
Total length:58:45

Personnel[edit]

Children of Bodom

Production

  • Mikko Karmila – producer, engineering, mixing
  • Denis Forkas – cover art

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 115
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 81
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 87
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 94
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 9
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[14] 33
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 28
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 40
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 98
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHILDREN OF BODOM - announce new album "Hexed", cover artwork & tracklist released!". Nuclear Blast. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ Michele Ridolfi (March 28, 2019). "Children of Bodom - Hexed". Metallized (in Italian). Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Alessandro Mattedi (March 12, 2019). "Children Of Bodom - Hexed". OndaRock (in Italian). Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Thom Jurek. Hexed at AllMusic. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Wojcicki, Lukas (8 March 2019). "Exclaim! Review". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Children of Bodom Announce 10th Studio Album 'Hexed'". Loudwire. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Children of Bodom – Hexed" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Children of Bodom – Hexed" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Children of Bodom – Hexed" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Children of Bodom Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "Children of Bodom: Hexed" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 11, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Children of Bodom – Hexed" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2019. 11. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2019-03-18" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 12: del 15.3.2019 al 21.3.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Children of Bodom – Hexed". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 20, 2019.