Finnish metal masters Children of Bodom took over Revolution Live and made the stage their playground. From the very first thrashing note played, a Halo of Blood circled the venue with an aura of moody darkness. Frontman Alexi Laiho unleashed a blistering series of blazing guitar riffs with the kind of musical precision that could only come from a true virtuoso. His ferocious fret work was complemented by vehemently vicious vocals that got more intense as the evening heated up. Backed up by haunting keyboards, a thunderous rhythm section and screaming guitar, Children of Bodom solidified their standing as one of the best melodeath acts touring the world. Their concert was the perfect breeding ground for the moshers to release their pent up enthusiasm in a sea of aggression. Those who managed to avoid the carnage in the pit stood proud and waved Finland’s flag to honor their heroes on stage.
Children of Bodom formed in Espoo, Finland in 1993 and have released eight studio albums. The band currently consists of Alexi Laiho (guitars & vocals), Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henkka Blacksmith (bass), Janne Warman (keyboards) and Roope Latvala (guitars). Laiho has been named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World, out shredding mega superstar players like Kirk Hammett of Metallica to win this prestigious award.