With their second album, The Pagan Prosperity, Old Man's Child prove themselves one of the more varied bands on Norway's black-metal scene, creating different sonic textures instead of just pounding away. That's not to say there's no lightning-fast death-metal aggression; it's simply mixed in with melodic passages, solid midtempo metal grooves, and tinges of goth-rock. The band doesn't always use its range in a focused manner, but overall, The Pagan Prosperity marks Old Man's Child as a band to watch.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey