Relentless, Reckless Forever - Children of Bodom
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    100
    The year has only just begun, but if there is one metal album to purchase in 2011 so far, this is it.
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    You are talking about an ideal Children of Bodom record here.
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Relentless Reckless Forever, the band's seventh album, is more of the same but faster and stronger.
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Front to back, Relentless, Reckless Forever is probably the most consistent Children of Bodom release yet.
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    60
    There is enough dirty riffing, rasped invectives and breakneck thrash on this, their seventh studio album, to appeal to the kind of metal aficionado for whom a belief in dragons and wizards isn't compulsory.
  6. Dec 6, 2011
    50
    What Relentless Reckless Forever boils down to is a pair of decent, if not good, songs at the beginning, several painfully average songs in the middle, and a mish-mash of mediocrity at the end.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 10, 2011
    7
    It's a shame, but Children of Bodom has lost it's catchiness (for the most part) with this album. It's not bad, it just doesn't hit the heights of previous efforts, most of the songs just kind of pass you by, I don't remember how they go. The album does get better towards the end however, which has some great tracks. But, as there are only 9 tracks, the last 3 great tracks can't really make up for what is a disappointing release. Full Review »
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    1
    Metal band makes metal album, its crap. Same story you've heard a thousand times. Metal is for children, this band suck and make childish music. Alexi is a vastly overrated guitarist too. He's Zakk Wylde-tier Don't get this unless you are a child. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2012
    5
    Good technically, but boring and full of fillers. Children of Bodom already didn't make true Melodeath, but now it's totally not. It's something that we can call "modern melodic death", some strange-garbage version of Melodic Death metal. Full Review »