Can’t believe this is the news I woke up to, but Alexi Laiho passed away today.
Children of Bodom was a gateway extreme metal band for me. I still remember the first time I heard them. The song was Bodom Beach Terror from Hate Crew Death Roll. The chorus with it’s keyboards and guitar melodies sent shivers down by teenage spine, and I just had to have more. 41 is too young.