It's been three years since the release of I Worship Chaos and Children of Bodom have taken time out around touring to carefully develop this new work, which packs a hell of a punch. History tells us that having an extensive time frame to work on a project can often result in procrastination and loss of focus – but with Hexed the reverse has manifest in this 11 track rampage. Hexed is a high-energy, up-tempo record seething with new life but also all of the Bodom trademarks. Their mix of melo-death meets blackened thrash with a neo-classical twist, and piercing Derek Sherinian-intense keyboards peppered with Alexi Laiho's venomous vocal bile, is what makes a Bodom spread so engaging. Stronger than ever and evidently thrilled to be in such great health, Hexed is beckoningChildren of Bodom into a new era of world domination.