Norther's debut, 'Dreams of Endless War,' was released in 2002. Ultimately, the look of this band might make you look at them like they're a Children of Bodom clone. This is not so. Though both bands are from Finland, both are melodic death crews, and both are quintets made up in the same way (singer/guitarist, guitarist, bassist, keyboard vrituoso, drummer), they each have peronsalities reflected in their sounds that make them unique. Both bands really can play, which is certainly not something you see in a majority of the younger metal bands out there today. I must say, the addition of the cover of classic hair metal anthem "The Final Countdown" (originally done by Europe) adds an interesting touch to an already teriffic melodic death CD. COB fans, rejoice, this is not a clone, it is merely a close cousin, and an equally talented one at that.