#1 – The American metal scene needed Children of Bodom at the time
Sure there have been tons of great metal bands from other continents (especially Europe) but the scene here in America never really was fulfilled by a band like C.O.B. these guys came along and blew all the doors off the scene. Their infusion of punk rock, power metal, thrash and virtuosity was a fresh and vibrant addition to a convoluted scene of typical bands. Hate Crew Deathroll was the record that saw these guys define their sound to the top level.
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