Old Man's Child - _Revelation 666: The Curse of Damnation_
(Century Media, 2000)
by: Paul Schwarz (7.5 out of 10)
A year on from their _Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion_ [CoC #32], Old Man's Child have continued on the upward curve which joined _INSI_ to 1998's _The Pagan Prosperity_ [CoC #27]. Old Man's Child may still be short of travelling alongside the bands at the very forefront of the black metal scene, but they are certainly catching up; increasing their velocity as the years go by. With a nice, rich, Abyss-produced sound to help them along, Old Man's Child prove themselves more or less on par with the likes of Dimmu Borgir in procreating atmospheric but resoundingly aggressive modern black metal. Cranking out some uncommonly chunky mid-paced riffs not far removed from Immortal's last two Abyss-spawned offerings, OMC generally thrash and smash their way pleasingly through the majority of this forty minute offering with skill and an unusual amount of style. OMC may not yet be something to wonder at, but with their consistent improvement album-to-album there is every possibility that they will blossom into the next level of quality at some point in the near future.

(article published 25/5/2000)


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ALBUMS
10/4/2005 A McKay 6 Old Man's Child - Vermin
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1/1/1998 P Schwarz 6 Old Man's Child - The Pagan Prosperity
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