YMMV / Children of Bodom

  • Broken Base: The post-Hate Crew Deathroll albums have various receptions from the fanbase due to increased groove metal influence.
  • Gateway Series: Could serve as this for extreme metal for many metalheads.
  • Ho Yay: The bandmembers are very affectionate with each other, especially Alexi Laiho and Janne Wirman, who go on record as saying their constant snuggling and kissing on stage during solos is because they "get so intense by the medium of heavy metal..." It is not clear why they also often make out offstage. Alexi claims it's a "musical/personal relationship kind of deal."
  • Periphery Demographic: They're very popular amongst the so-called "mallcore" crowd, though their music is very different from a lot of other bands popular with this crowd.