Friday, April 1, 2016

A To Z Challenge: A is for Alexi Laiho

Artist:  Alexi Laiho of Children Of Bodom  AKA Wildchild
Genre:  Neo Classical Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
Language:  Generally Strong (this song is clean)

Welcome to the A to Z of 2016!  I'm freaking pumped.  Like, really pumped.

So the way we're gonna run this is if it's an artist we'll do a little bit of info about them in whatever act showcases their talent the most.  If it's a band then we talk about the band.  #EasyStreet

Alexi Laiho is one of the best Metal guitarists out there right now.  Dude can play really fast while singing lead, but that's not all he can do.
First:  He can do that live which is impressive in itself.
Second:  He is literally almost always drunk at shows and it doesn't impact his playing or singing in a major way.  It's actually really impressive to see as I think I posted in the past.

If you've never heard his band Children Of Bodom before then you should really make a point to check them out.  They combine Classical music styles with Death Metal.  Neo Classical is a very interesting type of music that, while not everybody's cup of tea, is impressive to see pulled off well.

Children Of Bodom pulls it off very well, and their newest album continues their trend of knocking it out.  With the exception of one album that fans agree really wasn't that great they have put out solid music since 1993.


  1. I hadn't heard the term Neo Classical Metal before. I like the music, but my personal preference is less screaming and more lyrical singing. Love the layers in the accompaniment though.
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    1. It is worth noting that this song and most of their newer material is a lot closer to Melodic Death Metal than Neo Classical, but if the screaming is an issue then I suppose there's not much that changes there. Thanks for the visit!