Halo of Blood - Children of Bodom
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Jun 26, 2013
    80
    This is a bloody good CoB album. [8 Jun 2013, p.54]
  2. Jun 10, 2013
    70
    If you're a free agent in the market for a band that delivers some serious melodic death metal without feeling the need to take itself too seriously, Halo of Blood is an album that you should definitely check out.
  3. Jun 10, 2013
    70
    This is a deeply enjoyable, satisfying and fun slab of melodic heaviness.
  4. Jun 19, 2013
    70
    Death metal could very well re-enter mainstream consciousness through Halo of Blood, the most accessible Children of Bodom release yet.
  5. Jun 10, 2013
    50
    The tracks on Halo of Blood sound more like computerized vessels for showing off their considerable skills than songs played by actual human beings.
  6. Jun 10, 2013
    50
    Though fast and dynamic, it's just not exciting in the way it should be, and it's impossible to shake the feeling that something is missing. [Jul 2013, p.96]
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    9
    Unlike some bands it seems COB manage to get better with every album they release. While this doesn't have the same level of ferocity as HCDR it's still a very enjoyable listen and something I'd personally could leave on repeat for countless hours. A definite candidate for metal album of the year, along with TBDM, Carcass and Exhumed. Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2013
    1
    This album sucks and it's not surprising at all the last two albums by CoB suck too, I didn't expect much. While listening to it, I felt like the band lost all its creativity. The riffs are cheap, drums are boring, bass guitar follows the rhythm guitar all the time, and the solos... They all follow the same pattern they're fast and chaotic and they would be cool, if the pattern didn't repeat in every song. This album was supposed to be more close to older stuff, but unfortunately it isn't. I'm afraid they sold out. Expand