OLD MAN’S CHILD
The apocalyptic vision of black metal luminary Galder continues on Old Man’s Child’s sixth release, the menacing VERMIN. Now on break from his guitar duties with Dimmu Borgir, this Norwegian pioneer of the darker side of the metal realm returns to his pet solo project, playing everything sans drums on this nine-track opus to boot. From the blistering guitars of “Enslaved and Condemned” to the majestic maelstrom of “Lord of Command” to the keyboard-driven assault of “Black Marvels of Death”, this release is bursting with ferocious riffs, scalded vocals, and undeniable evil while retaining the initial raw black metal feel. A must have for the corpse painted contingent.