On December 29th, 2020, the metal community lost one of its most exciting guitarists with the untimely death of Alexi Laiho. Over his three-decade 10-album career leading Children of Bodom, the Finnish super shredder brought a unique virtuosity to the melodic, extreme-metal scene.
But Laiho's inimitable skills — which were praised by critics, fans and famous friends alike — weren't just constrained to his work with his COB hatecrew. Laiho also showcased his six-string prowess with Finnish hardcore band Kylähullut, power-metal outfit Sinergy, the post-COB project Bodom After Midnight and more. No single Spotify list could contain his impressive body of work, but below is our best attempt to provide an intro to his catalog.