Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) has died?! :(

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  1. Wuuthrad

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    I think it’s a big business here in the USA so that’s probably a big part of the reason for quicker funerals, along with other religious and cultural customs.

    I wonder if the tradition of Finland has some connection to older customs? I imagine that it might, and wonder if these traditions might date back to certain pagan or animistic traditions?

    This is particularly interesting to me having family origins dating back to what was NW Russia or what’s now Eastern Finland, and a more specific curiosity about any part of that culture or history, which isn’t a very common story by any means, at least as far as I’ve been able to figure out.
     
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    I think it felt like COB was "selling out" at the time: using typical drop-c tuning like nu-metal and alt-rock bands at the time, the generic hard to make out album art, featuring skateboarding in a music video, more understandable vocals that highlighted how awful the lyrics were, the music itself seemed to be slowed down 20%, the fandom was so split on HCDR and a lot of us were angry they were going the "wrong" direction with song writing, and finally I think we just got so use to Alexei's songwriting it just wasn't new or unique anymore.
     
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    For what it's worth, I'm halfway through his autobiography and his Kim-drama started back in the Sinergy days. Homeboy was stressed for quite some time. Still love that band though.
     
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    Don't know tbh... But if it does, then I'd be really curious to know!
     
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    The latest issue of Metal Hammer is dedicated to Alexi:

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    Still can't believe he's dead.
     
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    Jeez that went on and on.
     
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    Yep, "jeez" is basically all I can say here too. I'm just wondering where she's getting all of that from - I haven't seen any similar posts from the other side, apart from the one from the Facebook group...
     
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    Here, have something that's not as cancerous as post-death drama.



    Think this might be one of the few times I like a live version of something more than the actual recording. That part at 1:45 with Roope adding the pinch harmonics is so sick.
     
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    Her opening line was that she tried to stay classy LMAO
     
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    Honestly, I didn't read her diatribe of manipulation. You could probably run an entire university course in manipulation based solely (or mostly) around her bs. Gaslighting, lying or deceitfulness, etc. absolutely silly. I've dealt with enough manipulative people, I don't need to subject myself to some nobody.
     
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    I'm glad that, so far, we haven't had much of that bullshit with Eddie. Perhaps there is some behind the scenes, which sucks if so, but needs to stay there in my opinion.
     
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    Not really into that whole thing but stumbled across the article and from what I can see the only claim that the outsider can check is the one with the divorce that could not be because Goss didn't want to sign
    https://www.infofinland.fi/en/living-in-finland/family/divorce
    To me looks like what Kimberly Goss says to this point is correct and the Facebook post from Australia woman false that Alexi couldn't divorce her because she wouldn't sign
    So I'm surprised that everyone here seems to think Goss is lying but then again I know nothing about those people's private lives so maybe I'm missing something
     
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    I have been reading through this thread and can't believe what I am reading. The guy seemed super private to me and I hadn't thought of Kim for 15 years at least. This just goes to show how important it is to have your life in order, not just for yourself but for those you leave after you're gone. All I can say is how disappointing and unnecessary it all feels and how sad it is despite the clumsiness and tone of the allegations. Without taking a side and without a way to know what's really going on I hope these people get some time to grief and feel better.
     
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    She's also, by doing this, told on herself that she plans to take everything. Just like the people she is essentially calling criminals and liars.
     
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    Same. There's a few times Alexi got to rip a ballad style solo in Bodom and its one of his best solos the last decade. It reminds me of his solo style in Sinergy, specifically 3:20 onwards in Razor Blade Salvation:
     
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    Just found this on YT- A Very poignant and heartfelt statement by Alexi’s wife re. the details of his passing and her thoughts on addiction.

     
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    :barf:
     

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