There are many things I dig about Children of Bodom: unique covers, blistering speed, and they're named after a triple homicide.

(Side Note: the murders at Lake Bodom, in Finland, happened back in the 1960s. The story goes like this: Four friends were hanging out at the lake, three of them died, and the fourth was badly hurt. NOW they think the fourth friend might be the dude who did the crime, and they finally put him on trial back in 2005 or 2006, with a verdict rendered not long after)

Anyway, Loudwire tells us that the new Bodom record contains a little black, a little heavy, and a little death metal. And, in true Northern European Nice fashion, their drummer says they've got all they need to "make a nice album."

Here's an oldie but goodie from the band . . .

And here's an idea of how their creative process works . . .