Holiday At Lake Bodom, 15 Years of Wasted Youth
Released: May 2012
Label: Fontana International 2
Emphasizing 1999 to 2005, when Bodom's kids first reached the highest rungs of their homebase Finland's album and single charts, this comp shuffles 18 mostly interchangeable death-ogre tracks from seven albums, then tosses in a peg-legged Dropkick Murphys cover and a silly Rick Springfield one for kicks. The oldest cut (1997's "Deadnight Warrior") has the coolest sound effects; the most amusingly titled one (1999's "Silent Night, Bodom Night") throws the most intriguing curveballs. Classical, jig, shred, and nu-metal moments aim to preclude tedium. Recent material often sounds rather screamo.