Search - Old Man's Child :: Born of the Flickering

Born of the Flickering
Old Man's Child
Born of the Flickering
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


Larger Image
Listen to Samples

CD Details

All Artists: Old Man's Child
Title: Born of the Flickering
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Century Media
Release Date: 3/25/1997
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia, Alternative Metal, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 727701784724, 5051099714724, 7277017714722

CD Reviews

Inspiring selection from a genre with a few original groups.
Insert Pen Name Here | Louisville, KY | 09/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, this record isn't the be all, end all of black metal. It has carved a signifigant niche, however, into my vast cd collection. The production is flat and I prefer the stellar production of In defiance of Existence, which is the only other OMC title I own, but the chord changes and swirling guitar work are unique and really stick with me after repeated listenings. Not the first selection I pick up when I am in the mood for black metal, but the dark and foreboding atmosphere of this record makes it perfect for stormy, cold, winter nights."
Enter a castle built by goblins, torn down by barbarians
Insert Pen Name Here | 05/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Old Man's Child second release. In the release, Old Man's Child and Aldrahn(of Dødheimsgard) compose an album which is like a journey into a dark Norwigien fantasy where goblins and elves battle in war, while dark wizards dictate ominous warriors destinies. Old Man's Child compose dark soundscapes in such songs as "Funeral, Swords, and Souls" or Galders dream of suicide in "The last chapter". I recommend this for an AD&D fan as much as I do a Slayer fan. Line-up: Galder: Vocals, synth, lead, acoustic, and rhythm guitars. Gonde(of Midas Trinthe): bass, backing vocals. Tjodalv(of Dimmu Bigor): drums, Jardar: Guitars., Lord Draug Aldrahn: Vocals, Additional acoustics: Richard Wilkstrand., Choirs by: Torill Snyen."
Worthy black metal; nothing too new, but that's okay
Adam Wiggins ( | San Diego, California, USA | 01/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'll be honest: I really like this disc, even though there's really nothing that we haven't heard from Emporer, Satyricon, Enslaved, or other earlier acts. The instruments are well-balanced, which is a nice change from most black metal, but the production is still nice and fuzzy. There are slow bits (there's a whole song that is all acoustic, sort of like those interludes on Dissection's first album) and fast bits (blast beats, the drummer isn't as fast as he could be, but reasonable nonetheless). The composition is good, with nice melodic lines, a good mix of black metal screachs and a few death metal growls. There is a strong keyboard component, but not overwhelming. Overall a very nice listen as long as you're not bored of this style of black metal."