Requiem>>OLD MAN’S CHILD - NORWAY

Born Of The Flickering – 1996 – Hot
The Pagan Prosperity – 1997 – Century Media
Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion – 1998 - Century Media
Revelation 666: The Curse Of Damnation – 2000 – Century Media
In Defiance Of Existence – 2003 – Century Media
Vermin – 2005 - Century Media
Slaves Of The World – 2009 - Century Media


  
 
Members

S= GRUSOM [GALDER] [THOMAS RUNE ANDERSEN ORRE]
G= Jardar [Jon Øyvind Andersen]>>Insidious Disease – Dødheimsgard, Dimmu Borgir>>GRUSOM [GALDER] [THOMAS RUNE ANDERSEN ORRE]>>Dimmu Borgir, Susperia
B= Minas Tirith, Tulus>>Gonde [Frode Forsmo]>>Minas Tirith, Tulus, Funeral, Vestige Of Virtue – Seven Sins, Susperia>>Memnoch [Håkon Didriksen]>>Susperia, Seven Sins, Lost In Time, Black Comedy, Abyssic - Dimmu Borgir>>GRUSOM [GALDER] [THOMAS RUNE ANDERSEN ORRE]>>Dimmu Borgir, Susperia
D= Dimmu Borgir, Seven Sins, Black Comedy, Susperia>>Tjodalv [Kenneth Akesson]>>Dimmu Borgir, Seven Sins, Black Comedy, Susperia, Gromth, Abyssic –– Grimar [Jan Roger Halvorsen]>>Mandylion, Forgery, 54 – Catalepsy, Monolith, Cerebral Fix, Cancer, Lock Up, Cradle Of Filth, Borknagar, Dimmu Borgir, Cancer>>Nicolas Barker>>Brujeria, Anaal Nathrakh, Lock Up, Dimmu Borgir, Ancient, Anathema, Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes, Twilight Of The Gods, Gorgoroth, Nightrage, United Forces, Liquid Graveyard, Testament, Possessed, Sadistic Intent, Nuclear Assault – Frozen Sun, Dimmu Borgir, Exmortem, Vile, Panzerchrist, Dew-Scented>>Reno Killerich>>Dew-Scented, Panzerchrist, Hate Eternal
K= GALDER [THOMAS RUNE ANDERSEN ORRE]



History

Between 1989-1993 the band was Requiem and played cover versions of bands like Metallica, but Jardar, Tjodalv and Galder changed the monicker in 1993. The 1994 demo was called In The Shades Of Life and lead to a deal for the band. Former Dimmu Borgir bassist Brynjard Tristan came and went. Singer Aldrahn came and went in 1995. The demo was issued as a split with Dimmu Borgir in 1999. Gene Hoglan drummed for the band in 1998 and 1999. The debut also came in 1996. The band was signed to Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir’s label, Hot Records. Century Media came knocking soon enough. Jardar left in 1997, but returned in 1999. Galder joined Dimmu Borgir in 2000. Galder and Shagrath had been classmates at school. Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion was recorded at Sunlight Studio. Two members decamped to Susperia permanently in 2000. Century Media issued a package, called The Historical Plague, containing all the previous records in 2003. The band toured with Krisiun, Soulreaper and Gorgoroth. Jardar left in 2008 thus leaving Galder as the sole remaining member. Peter Wildoer of Arch Enemy, etc. session drummed on Slaves Of The World. The band became inactive and Galder made dough with Dimmu Borgir. Moreover, the band’s contract with Century Media had ended and was not renewed.

Reviews

OLD MANS CHILD - REVELATION 666 - THE CURSE OF DAMNATION - CENTURY MEDIA
Revolving around mastermind Galder, Norway's OMC has managed to make a decent name for itself within the black metal underground and eventually land with the ever-alert Century Media. The band is one of the many newer bands which has brought on the keyboards into its black metal mix and has hit the market hoping for attention and a fan base. Sadly though, every second band uses keyboards nowadays and the fact is more a hindrance to success (separates the real metallers from the false ones) than otherwise. The band surely knows how to compose a good riff, and an even better harmony, but what should have been a storming thunder turns into a mere drizzle once the band chooses to commercialize its delivery. All in all then, OMC could have been a Dissection, but instead ends up being just a Dimmu Borgir. - Ali "The Metallian"

OLD MAN'S CHILD - IN DEFIANCE OF EXISTENCE - CENTURY MEDIA
Old Man's Child has always been a second-rate Dimmu Borgir. Seeing that Dimmu Borgir is a third rate band, that would make Old Man's Child ninth rate. Here are the facts: a partial list of bands using keyboards and drum machines would read something like Kylie Minogue, Fear Factory, Depeche Mode and Old Man's Child. The keyboards are loud and irritating and the drum machine lame and lifeless. The sole good thing about this album is a couple of acoustic intros and interludes and that is because they are lifted off various Dissection songs! Featuring a couple of Dimmu Borgir members as 'guests,' In Defiance Of Existence is nothing more than warmed over goth with growls and guitar solos. The cliche-ridden cover (the same-look girl is already on three covers this year alone!) just clinches the fact that this kid is one hopeless weakling. - Ali "The Metallian"

OLD MAN'S CHILD - VERMIN - CENTURY MEDIA
Old Man's Child is hardly a band anymore. The former band, now one of the projects, of sole remaining member Galder is rehashing the same old keyboard driven rock music that has carried it to this day. Fact remains though that there is little here that is of value and even the fair weather so-called metal fans into fast riffs and keyboards are steadily moving on. The 'band' has improved its technical ability and handles its instruments better which might explain why Vermin spews less keyboards, for as Galder learns to play better he also figures out how to create rhythm and fill the music with more guitars; yet that is not enough in a world where hundreds of other and better bands are jockeying for position.
Denuded of its credibility, it is too late for Old Man's Child to be given much credence. - Ali "The Metallian"




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