Old Man's Child
9/20/2007 - Review by: Troy Cole
Old Man's Child - Vermin - 2005 - Century Media
With the band's new album "Vermin" we see Old Man's Child again with a new line-up, this one pretty simple to describe. On vocals and other primitive instruments is Galder and on drums is Reno Killerich, formerly of Dimmu Borgir, Vile, and Exmortem. Galder hit Studio Fredman (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity) again to record "Vermin", offering another hate-filled scream of a record backed by Killerich's intense drum patterns.
Being the band's seventh album to date one pretty much knows what to expect here. Galder is again completely over the top sinister, scorching intense cuts like "War Of Fidelity" and "Enslaved And Condemned". The band incorporates some really obscure dark melody into the record, even getting Testament/Dragonlord axeman Eric Peterson to step in and lay down some riffage for "In Torment's Orbit". This album keeps Old Man's Child in the spotlight for modern black metal, probably keeping their faces in from of the mainstream public as much as Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. A great record from a band that keeps refining their sound.
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