RELEASE
February 22, 2005
LABEL
Century Media
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Speed Metal, Scandinavian Metal

Album Review

Clearly not wishing to lose the considerable head of steam accumulated by their ever-more popular albums, Finnish extreme metal favorites Children of Bodom unleashed this four-track EP in 2005 -- just in case their fans were starting to forget them. No chance of that, as it were; besides a couple of excellent originals (the very appealing, riff and synth-laden title track and its similarly hooky counterpart "Knuckleduster" -- both typically Bodom), Trashed, Lost & Strungout contains a revealing pair of covers exposing the group's pop-metal influences. Namely: Alice Cooper's oft-overlooked '80s comeback hit "Bed of Nails," and, even more surprising, Andrew W.K.'s career-making single "She Is Beautiful" -- both of them thrashed up a tad, yet still thoroughly recognizable. Finally, there's a hefty multimedia section boasting the title track's promo video and a 20-minute expose following the bandmembers as they goof around their native Helsinki to help convince any fans with itchy trigger-fingers.
Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Trashed, Lost & Strungout
  2. Knuckledusterhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253Fuo%253D5%2526i%253D334299887%2526id%253D334299374%2526s%253D143455
  3. Bed of Nailshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253Fuo%253D5%2526i%253D334299889%2526id%253D334299374%2526s%253D143455
  4. She Is Beautifulhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253Fuo%253D5%2526i%253D334299996%2526id%253D334299374%2526s%253D143455
  5. Trashed, Lost & Strungout /Trashed & Lost in Helsinki ...