Edit: To add something, I forgot to mention in my last post that I'm becoming a bigger fan of Progressive Power Metal bands like Anubis Gate, my favorite at the moment.
Children of Bodom does have power metal influences though, which is completely unavoidable.Quote:
They can't be since they don't have any Power Metal elements, it's Symphonic Metal which I said above. Similar to Children of Bodom in respect that they're Melodic Death Metal that often gets mistaken for Power Metal even though they're not.
Hell, in some cases; it was far more than an influence; especially on songs like Towards Dead End.