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venerdì 24 febbraio 2023

Old Man's Child - In Defiance of Existence

#FOR FANS OF: Black/Thrash
Another good one in the making recognized 20 years later but Galder has not expired as founder of this one-man-band. This was a good follow-up to 'Revelation 666...'. I think that the guitars are solid making solid sounds beget admirable compositions. Galder doesn't seem to let-up in making good releases. All of the instruments and vocals go well alongside one another. Some tinge of acoustic work here too, but very briefly. This album is mostly hardcore melodic black metal. Galder's vocals don't shift much as they are pretty much screaming voice throughout the album. Not much variation to them.

I especially like how the music goes well with the synthesizers. I'm not one that is a favorite of these things co-existing but Galder makes it work. I enjoyed this album the whole way through. All the songs are good. Everything seemed to work on a whole!

I would think it's safe to say that all Old Man's Child releases are solid. But this is a key release for the band. It shows not only maturity, but the progression in the melodic black metal arena and how Galder is a pivotal person in the metal community. Not only has he brought his own unique style to this genre but creativity and undying metal. It's good that he's staying active here in this arena of the genre providing key sounds to his uncompromising aggression. This album features Cradle of Filth's drummer Nicholas Barker. The whole album again turns out good making it an "75" in my book for a rating!

In concluding, don't expect anything but the finest melodic black metal in 2003. This guy is the force behind extreme music. He's done a great job in both his band and Dimmu as well. Let's hope he'll continue to make great music in the up and coming years! (Death8699)