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LIGHT OF DAY, DAY OF DARKNESS

Green Carnation

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.11 | 277 ratings

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Cygnus X-2
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4 stars It's very hard for me to describe what I felt after listening to this overwhelming piece of music. It's overwhelming in that it is a lot to take it, whopping in at a hefty 60 minutes, and it's overwhelming in the musicality and the ideas that flow forward. There are many good spots on the album/song, and there are some dry spots that make it seem like they could have cut out an extra 5 or so minutes. Regardless, this album is a phenomenal piece that should not go unnoticed.

Let me begin on the music part by saying that there are varying degrees in heaviness on the album. There are very quiet, symphonic parts, and then there are great heavy metal sections. What's great about the vocals is that there is a choir that helps guide the way throughout the entire track.The drumming is varied and comes in and out according to the tempo and mood of different tracks. Many elements of influence are heard throughout the recording, ranging from Floydian soundscapes to more eastern influenced sections.

My least favorite part of the album is when the female vocalist has a solo around the 32 or 33 minute mark. It tends to drag on and I usually restrain myself from skipping it. I really appreciate the acoustic work that follows. It's very mellow and gives off a soothing sound. The crunchy guitars are also very welcome, with many memorable and intricate riffs laced with incredible bass and drums.

Overall, this is a work that all should check out. There are only a few parts that I do not enjoy, but once I get through them, it's smooth sailing. I give it a four because there are places where they could have cut out some time, it would have been better as a 55 minute track than a 60. Regardless, the band never ceases to amaze me with each listen. 4/5.

Cygnus X-2 | 4/5 |

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