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Green Carnation


Experimental/Post Metal

4.13 | 380 ratings

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3 stars If I had to define this album in a few words, I would do it with the phrase "An extensive and histrionic trip surfing the despondency of a dreamer".

"Light of Day, Day of Darkness" is a one hour song that runs through multiple crises of a sad man who misses the past and would do anything to live it again even a little longer, but, as he logically can't, he 'takes refuge' in his internal battles and lives a comfort zone in his existential crises.

This hour full of music begins atmospherically with the sound of wind and overwhelming keyboards (many tints of space rock) that gradually immerse us in the essence of the song. After 10 minutes, I assure you that you will already find yourself trapped in this sea of heavy riffs and addictive vocals. Maybe some parts can get too heavy due to the slow repetitions of the slow riffs, but this doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. There are albums that you listen to at a faster pace, and there are others that you listen to at a slower pace. If you are patient enough to listen to it, you can enjoy a very pleasant and vigorous piece of rock. In fact, it seems to be an album that, the more times you listen to it, the more enjoyable it becomes due to its particular rhythm and structure.

The biggest flaw I see in this album is that it has moments that are stretched out just to get to the hour song. It is very noticeable in some parts. If you ask me, I would subtract 10 minutes from these 60, but maybe I'm wrong and it wouldn't be the same. Despite that, as it is, it's a more than enjoyable piece of work. There is no doubt that it is a well done project!

Argentinfonico | 3/5 |


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