Blooddrunk is the sixth album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released on April 7, 2008, through Spinefarm Records. The album includes a re-recorded version single for "Tie My Rope". It sold 20,000 copies during its first week of release.
Children of Bodom - Blooddrunk (2008).
Children of Bodom's 2008 LP "Blooddrunk" is a clinic on sustaining heavy metal integrity while extensively using keyboards on all of their songs. To start, the trunk-like base of a rhythm section is the number one reason why "Blooddrunk" stays constantly heavy. Driving rhythms, pounding double bass beats, and strong death tones keep all else that is higher, faster, and melodic deeply rooted.
Blooddrunk, wasted again All the pain inside will fade Blooddrunk, you call me insane Degenerate bloodrunk With a razor blade. Degenerate drunk with a razor blade Strung out spilling your own blood Exterminate scars already made Ready for another drink, can you wait?.
Blooddrunk (CD, Album). Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records. Blooddrunk (CD, Album, Promo).
Blooddrunk sees Children of Bodom progressing on the path they paved for themselves with "Are You Dead Yet?", furtherly enhancing the thrash metal influences at the expense of the power metal counterpart. The aggressive riffing, the increased use of pick scrapes, harmonics and thrash-oriented rhytmics, are matched by a rawer production, which unfortunately falls flat on the guitar tone department, lacking mids and sounding too dried up for its own good. In all honesty, 'Blooddrunk' is my favourite COB album, probably because it was the first one I listened to in full. Initially I thought something along the lines of "What the fuck is this shit?" when I heard it. Eventually though it did grow on me, and now it's one of my favourite complete metal albums.
All the ingredients from past Bodom releases are present once more - Goth keyboards, guitar acrobatics, and vocals that sound straight out of the torture chamber. These lads sure can play their instruments, as evidenced by such intense metal blasts as the title track, "Smile Pretty for the Devil," and "Tie My Rope. But one thing that differentiates Children of Bodom from the host of other similarly styled bands is that they know the importance of succinct songwriting - only one track here stretches past the five-minute mark
With their previous album, Are You Dead Yet", CoB blew up in the United States. So, what better way to follow up the biggest success of your career than by releasing one of the most ridiculously un-power metal power metal albums ever, while also making it one of the worst things you've ever written.