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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  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 reallyIt'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. Expand
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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
    70
    Relentless Reckless Forever, the band's seventh album, is more of the same but faster and stronger.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.