Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 1997 / #4 and #3
There were two major differences between Children of Bodom and Metallica in 1997 apart from the fact that they sounded nothing like each other. The first was that everyone had heard of Metallica while just about nobody beyond the inner sanctum of metal had heard of Children of Bodom, at least not in my part of the world. The second difference was that most people thought all metal was heavy metal, and most had never heard of black metal. It wouldn’t have made much difference to them – all metal was evil, and we were all damned.
1997, #4: Children of Bodom – In the Shadows
Album: Something Wild
Genre: Black Heavy Metal
1997, #3: Metallica – The Unforgiven II
Genre: Thrash Metal