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Great cover! - 91%

Lade, March 13th, 2008

Here Children of Bodom seem to repeat the good ol' blueprint of a CoB-single: The single and a coversong as B-side. This time, it comes out rather well actually.

The title track sounds, in some ways, like a new Living Dead Beat, but has some keyboard/guitar passages and group shouts that seem to take you back to the good old Hatebreeder days. It didn't appeal to me the first time I heard it, but after having listened to it a couple of times I've grown to like it more (at least more than Are You Dead Yet?).

The B-side, however, is where the real fun begins! This time Children of Bodom have chosen to cover a song by American blues/folk/rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Lookin' Out My Back Door'. Since I am, and have always been, a big fan of CCR, I had my fears that this would desecrate a great piece of music.
Luckily I was mistaken, since this is a fast, furious, heavy, catchy and, dare I say, incredibly fun cover song. Laiho provides his typical harsh vocal, but without ruining the country feel of the song. Combined with both banjo and a happy honky tonk like piano (wtf?!) this proves to be Children of Bodoms best cover since Somebody Put Something in My Drink. This really is a song you'll want to get up and jump around to!

While this doesn't necessarily signify a return to arms after the pretty boring Are You Dead Yet?, it does come off as a good start, and here's to hoping Children of Bodom will return to the music they played so well on their first albums.
Anyhow this single is definitely worth the 4 bucks I payed for it (weirdly cheap, actually...), mainly because of the great CCR cover, which totally overshadows the more mediocre Blooddrunk.