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Follow the Reaper

Children of Bodom

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 30th, 2000
Label:
Spinefarm Records
Reviews:
20 reviews (avg. 91%)
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3. Children of Decadence 05:34   Show lyrics
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4. Everytime I Die 04:03   Show lyrics
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5. Mask of Sanity 03:59   Show lyrics
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6. Taste of My Scythe 03:58   Show lyrics
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7. Hate Me! 04:45   Show lyrics
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8. Northern Comfort 03:49   Show lyrics
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9. Kissing the Shadows 04:32   Show lyrics
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Band members
Alexi Laiho Vocals, Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
Janne Warman Keyboards
Jaska Raatikainen Drums
Henkka T. Blacksmith Bass
Alexander Kuoppala Guitars (rhythm)
Miscellaneous staff
Sami Saramäki Graphic design
Mikko Karmila Engineering (additional), Mixing
Lars Szöke Engineering (assistant)
Toni Härkönen Photography
Mika "Count" Jussila Mastering
Peter Tägtgren Producer, Engineering
J.S. Karjalainen Assistant photographer
Alexi Laiho Vocals, Guitars (lead), Songwriting, Lyrics
Janne Warman Keyboards
Jaska Raatikainen Drums
Henkka T. Blacksmith Bass
Alexander Kuoppala Guitars (rhythm)
Sami Saramäki Graphic design
Mikko Karmila Engineering (additional), Mixing
Lars Szöke Engineering (assistant)
Toni Härkönen Photography
Mika "Count" Jussila Mastering
Peter Tägtgren Producer, Engineering
J.S. Karjalainen Assistant photographer
Read The Magnum Opus of Melodeath 100% Baragon94 November 5th, 2012
Read The Saint of Scythes 100% Left Hand Ov Dog September 28th, 2012
Read A Compromise 90% foaly717 May 3rd, 2012
Read Children of Bodom at its best 87% Whalenut June 21st, 2011
Read My first metal album 93% Ingeld1066 April 21st, 2011
Read Album of the previous decade 99% SilenceIsConsent March 19th, 2011
Read Death, be not proud... 99% MetalHearted June 9th, 2008
Read Fear the Reaper 88% LaconicWarrior May 22nd, 2008
Read Bodom’s magnum opus 95% Tea_and_Crumpets April 9th, 2008
Read Bankruptcy in Bodom 50% DawnoftheShred March 17th, 2008
Read The Pinnacle of Bodom's Career 94% MetalheadPiper March 6th, 2008
Read An honest to goodness... 100% BastardHead March 2nd, 2008
Read Fun and compulsively enjoyable 83% Empyreal February 1st, 2008
Read Death be not proud... 100% SRX September 4th, 2007
Read Follow the Frets 93% darkreif March 4th, 2007
Read Bodom's finest 95% Mikesn February 14th, 2007
Read I followed the reaper, and... 91% Phymind February 28th, 2005
Read On par with Hatebreeder 90% music_shadowsfall April 14th, 2004
Read Makes a big change for the... 85% Nightcrawler August 31st, 2003
Read Another CoB album of brutal... 93% OSheaman July 27th, 2003
There are versions that come with bonus tracks:
- Hellion (W.A.S.P. Cover) (3:03) - for Japan, Europe and America
- Shot In The Dark (Ozzy Osbourne Cover) (3:39) - only for Japan
- Don't Stop at the Top (Scorpions Cover) (3:24) - only for Finland.

Bonus tracks for 2006 'Deluxe Edition':
10: Hellion (W.A.S.P. Cover) (3:01)
11: Aces High (Iron Maiden Cover) (4:30)
12: Everytime I Die (Videoclip) (3:59)

2008 USA re-release bonus:
Bonus tracks for 2006 'Deluxe Edition':
10: Hate Me! (single version)
11: Hellion (W.A.S.P. Cover) (3:01)
12: Everytime I Die (Videoclip) (3:59)
The quotes before "Taste Of My Scythe" and "Follow the Reaper" come from the movie "The Exorcist 3".

Released on tape by Mystic Production (MP-MB 069) with 'Hellion' as a bonus track on side B.

The bridge in "Bodom After Midnight" is taken from the movie The Rock.

There was a music video made for "Everytime I Die"

Recorded and mixed at Abyss Studios, Sweden in August-September 2000.
Produced by Peter Tagtgren, co-produced by Children of Bodom.
Mastered at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland by Mika "Count" Jussila.

Graphic design by King Sami Saramäki.
Assistant photographer: J.S. Karjalainen.
Band photographs by Toni Harkönen.
All songs written and arranged by Alexi Laiho.

The Nuclear Blast and Mystic Production releases of this album contain a different mix. The first mix was done by Peter Tägtgren in the Abyss studio soon after Follow The Reaper was recorded. It can be heard only on the Nuclear Blast releases (Europe & USA). Later on, the band wanted to change some small things and gave Follow The Reaper to the hands of Mikko Karmila who did some additional treatment for it. We call this the 2nd mix and it can be heard on the Spinefarm (Finland), Toy's Factory (Japan), FONO (Russia/CIS-States) and One Music (South Korea) releases. But there aren't any big changes.

Biggest changes between 'Mix 1' and 'Mix 2':
Follow The Reaper - 0:37 - 2nd mix has no scream, 1st mix does.
Hate Me! - 2:58 - 1st mix has church bells, 2nd mix doesn't
Northern Comfort - 1:43 - 1st mix has vocals here that where removed in the 2nd mix.

Some melodies from the IneartheD (pre-Children of Bodom band) demo song "Talking Of The Trees" were re-used in "Mask Of Sanity".
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