Revelation 666 - The Curse Of Damnation NorwayCountry Of Origin: Norway
Old Man's Child - Revelation 666 - The Curse Of Damnation

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Phantoms Of Mortem Tales
Hominis Nocturna
In Black Endless Void
Unholy Vivid Innocence
Passage To Pandemonium
Obscure Divine Manifestation
World Expiration
Into Silence Embrace

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2000
Label: Century Media Records
Categories: Black, Melodic

MetalBite Review by Jack on 6/14/2001
Iím going to try and split this review into two sections. Firstly for the prospect, of this album maybe being original, and if youíd never heard a highly glossy, technological black metal release. The second of the two sections will be criticism for the highly unoriginal release that this CD is.

Old Manís Child, are a highly talented and influential metal band, in an ocean of black outfits. Tjodalv (one of the founding members of Dimmu Borgir and current drummer of Susperia), Galder (Dimmu Borgir) and Menmock (Susperia) have all fantastic playing ability and it clearly shows on this album. "Revelation 666: The Curse of Damnation" is a fantastic, technological black release that is produced with precision using all the available technology in Tatgrenís Abyss Studio. Songs like "Unholy Vivid Innocence" showcase the bandís legendary musical skills, and outline why Galder is such an asset to the band as vocalist and guitarist. The vocals have been mechanically assisted, but really add to the feel of the album. At times I really do feel this album is better than their earlier release "The Pagan Prosperity" (for which I hold the utmost respect for, I think it is one of the best black releases).

On the other hand, Old Manís Child latest release can be seen as an unashamed blatant rip-off of Dimmu Borgirís second latest release "Spiritual Black Dimensions".
Make no mistake, the song titles on this CD are so generic and silly that they do absolutely nothing for the album. Lyrics and song titles do nothing to remove black metal artists from the 'I love Satan' label from which theyíre infamous throughout metal, and non-metal circles alike.

Bottom Line: If you like black metal buy this, if you liked "Spiritual Black Dimensions" get this because itís a much a better release than Dimmuís effort. If you like innovative, original releases NEVER EVER buy this album.

Rating: 8 out of 10 / 2 out of 10 for originality purposes