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LIGHT OF DAY, DAY OF DARKNESS

Green Carnation

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.11 | 281 ratings

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The Crow
Prog Reviewer
5 stars An only piece masterpiece... Dark, melancholic and powerful example of imaginative prog metal.

Mixing a lot of obvious influences (Pink Floyd, Anathema, Opeth, Black Sabbath...) Tchort orchestred and directed his fellow musicians to make this 60 minutes long song, a dark and beautiful ride through the sad feelings of a twisted mind, giving us a glimpse of the thoughts of this mind in form of music... ¡And what a music! The Opeth-like acoustic guitars, playing some folkie melodies are really well mixed with some stronger passages, with great riffs and rythms, where the vocal melodies shine... ¡Kjetil Nordhus made a great vocal performance here! Variated and full with sentiment.

The only problem I find with the album is that it's a little repetitive in the end... The second half of the song, after the marvellous part with the female voice and the sax, is maybe a little weaker than the first, but it's not a real problem, while the level is really high throghout the full 60 minutes. I also love the oriental influences we can hear in the end of the second half of the song... ¡And the Marillionesque keyboards in the end are also really original in this context and a good addition! The album is so full with details and worthy passages that it would me take too long to list them here.

Best songs:... Should I answer?

Conclusion: marvellous album, a prog metal masterpiece and a must for lovers of the dark and experimental side of metal. Complex, diverse and intense piece of music, wich wins with every hear you give to it. If you are into prog metal in the style of Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Pain of Salvation... Buy this one, is better than almost all the albums of these bands. If you are not, please listen to it... It's a work not to be missed, really.

My rating: *****

The Crow | 5/5 |

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