Children of Bodom kicked off their 20th anniversary tour at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday, with Uncured, Lost Society, and Carach Angren. Their set was nothing less than energy-fuelled, and in a venue that much resembles a high school auditorium, it was reminiscent of what the outcasts always dreamed of as the ultimate high school dance.
Every aspect of their music was pristine, with their talented roster — Alexi Laiho’s seemingly effortless solos still stand out so much that it was hard to take your eyes off of him. With his tongue hanging out like Gene Simmons, his theatrics are almost as enticing as his shredding abilities.
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