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LIGHT OF DAY, DAY OF DARKNESS

Green Carnation

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.14 | 356 ratings

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sgtpepper
4 stars The masterpiece by Green Carnation and one of the peaks of experimental Norwegian metal. This is a conceptual album, at least sonically, spanning 1 song of 60 minutes. The suite is very ambitious for a metal band and you can hear several influences from doom metal/black metal to progressive rock (Pink Floyd), progressive metal touches and even some world music with Arabic shades.

Music is well balanced and never dull. Interesting moments include growling during the chorus, something that Green Carnation hadn't done for a while, Arabic mellow part, acoustic guitar and keyboard section. There are also strings and brass instruments.

Compositionally, it is the biggest departure, together with "Acoustic verses" from a metal sound although there are several quite hard moments.

Listen to this multiple times to begin appreciate the meisterwerk.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |

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