Written by Alex Stojanovic
Paint The Sky With Blood
Payback's A Bitch
Where Dead Angels Lie (Dissection cover)
BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT IS:
Alexi Laiho - Lead vocals & guitars
Daniel Freyberg - Guitars & backing vocals
Mitja Toivonen - Bass & backing vocals
Waltteri Vayrynen - Drums
Release Date: April 23, 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Alexi then passed at the tail end of 2020 on December 29th, but his passing was announced six days later, permanently ending any possibility of a Children Of Bodom reunion, and putting the future of Bodom After Midnight in question. However, the band announced that Alexi's final recordings would be posthumously released with the Paint The Sky With Blood EP, which features two original songs, and a Dissection cover. When you listen to these songs, they definitely carry so many old-school Children Of Bodom vibes. The two originals, which are the opening title track and "Payback's A Bitch" are not too different from each other in terms of style and intensity, which will find pleasure with many fans. Both tracks offer an onslaught of raging riffs, and writing that we haven't heard from Alexi in a long time. The Dissection cover of "Where Dead Angels Lie" is a pretty true-to-form version to the original, but they did a fantastic job with modernizing this black metal classic.
Remember, these are Alexi's final new recordings, so the opportunity we have to hear and get familiar with brand new music from the Wildchild is something that everyone should savor, as it will never happen again. Even though Alexi may no longer be with us, and there were only three new songs from his new venture with Bodom After Midnight, it's safe to say that he went out with flying colours, because as I mentioned above, this is some of the best material he has written in a long time. Alexi, thank you for all the great music you've given us and all the great memories. Rest in peace Wildchild.