Something Wild (album)

Something Wild is the debut full-length album by Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, released in 1997 in Finland, and in 1998 worldwide. Upon release, the album was met with universal acclaim by music critics. In 2020, it was named one of the 20 best metal albums of 1997 by Metal Hammer magazine.[8]

Something Wild
First edition cover with original logo.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 November 1997
RecordedJuly – August 1997
LabelSpinefarm, Nuclear Blast
ProducerAnssi Kippo, Children of Bodom
Children of Bodom chronology
Something Wild
Professional ratings
Review scores
Metalitalia (IT)9/10[3]
Metal Reviews85.25%[1]
Utimate Guitar8.4/10[4] (DE)10/10[5]
Metalfan (NL)91%[6] (DE)8.5/10[7]

Track listingEdit

1."Deadnight Warrior"3:22
2."In the Shadows"6:01
3."Red Light in My Eyes, Pt 1"4:28
4."Red Light in My Eyes, Pt 2"3:50
5."Lake Bodom"4:02
6."The Nail"6:18
7."Touch Like Angel of Death" (4:05 in reissues)7:57
Total length:35:57
8."Silent Scream" (Slayer cover)3:17
9."Don't Stop at the Top" (Scorpions cover)3:24
10."Mass Hypnosis" (Sepultura cover)7:18
Spinefarm digipak reissue bonus tracks
8."Children of Bodom (Original Single Version)"5:10
9."Mass Hypnosis" (Sepultura cover)7:18


  • The songs "Touch Like Angel of Death" and "Mass Hypnosis" both each end at 4:05. Whichever song is the final track, after 1 minute and 55 seconds of silence, a short keyboard passage is played by Alexi and Alexander in unison. This track is officially known as "Coda" and samples a melody from the theme to Miami Vice. "Touch Like Angel of Death" contains an additional 40 seconds of silence after the hidden track.
  • The original pressing of the album has the band's original logo before the one used in subsequent releases, and contains an eighth track titled "Bruno the Pig", consisting simply of 10 seconds of silence.


Children of Bodom


Chart (2021) Peak
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 3


  1. ^ a b "Children Of Bodom - Something Wild".
  2. ^ Jason Anderson. Something Wild at AllMusic
  3. ^ "CHILDREN OF BODOM - Something Wild".
  4. ^ "Children Of Bodom: Something Wild | Reviews @".
  5. ^ "Children Of Bodom - Something Wild Review •".
  6. ^ "Children of Bodom - Something Wild | Review".
  7. ^ Redaktion, der. "Children Of Bodom - Something Wild • Review".
  8. ^ "The Top 20 best metal albums of 1997". Metal Hammer. Future plc. 2 December 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Children Of Bodom: Something Wild" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 30 November 2021.